The following is a Dec. 12 press release from the Chicago-headquartered International Interior Design Association naming 26 finalists for its 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Awards.

IIDA is honored to announce the finalists of the 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Awards, which honor innovation and creativity in international interior design and interior architecture projects across 12 categories.

“This year’s finalists exemplified exceptional designs that continue to push the needle and will inspire for years to come,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “This competition highlights leading projects from around the world, and we look forward to both honoring the winners and seeing what’s next from each of these finalists.”

The finalists were selected by a jury of design experts, including Revel Architecture & Design Managing Principal, Sarah Devine, IIDA; Hickok Cole Associate Principal, Director of Interiors, Mike Johnson II, AIA, NOMA; Designworks, A BMW Group Company Director, Industrial Design, Los Angeles Studio, Johannes Lampela; Antunovich Associates Senior Principal, Director of Interior Design, Patricia Rotondo, IIDA,.

“Each project possesses captivating details and showcases a fresh take on how a range of spaces can and should be designed,” said Devine on the behalf of the jury. “The finalists redefine expectations and demonstrate how design continues to evolve across the globe.”

The 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Design Awards finalists include:

Corporate Space Large (1,000 square meters and above)
Firm: Robarts Spaces, Beijing
Project: ARM China Office, Shanghai

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, ChinaProject: Qianhai Horoy Center, Shenzhen, China

Firm: HOK, TorontoProject: Boston Consulting Group, Toronto

Corporate Space Small (under 1,000 square meters)
Firm: via., Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Project: Contempo, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Firm: Faci Leboreiro, Mexico CityProject: Basalto Office, Mexico City

Education (elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities)
Firm: Gow Hastings Architects, Toronto
Project: Niagara College Welland Student Commons, Welland, Canada

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, ChinaProject: Shenzhen Kindergarten, Shenzhen, China

Entertainment (casinos, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theatres)
Firm: Pulse On Partnership Limited, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited, Quarry Bay, Hong KongProject: CINESKY CINEMA PHASE 3, Shenzhen, China

Healthcare (hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical facilities)
Firm: Robarts Spaces, Beijing
Project: Shenzhen New Frontier United Family Hospital, Shenzhen, China

Firm: HOK, TorontoProject: Institute for Specialized Medicine & Intervention (ISMI), Kirkland, Canada

Firm: Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Shenzhen, China
Project: Banyan Tree Nanjing Garden Expo, Nanjing, China

Firm: Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Shenzhen, ChinaProject: Hotel Indigo Jiuzhai, Jiuzhaigou County, China

Public Spaces & Commercial Lobbies
Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China
Project: HONG KONG LAND CENTURY LAND, Chongqing, China

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, ChinaProject: GOLDEN AURORA, Guangzhou, China

Residences Large (125 square meters and above)
Firm: Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Project: Comfort in Context, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars
Firm: KLID (Kris Lin International Design), Shanghai
Project: Birch Forest, Xi’an, China

Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, SingaporeProject: Firangi Superstar, Singapore

Firm: Studio REVO, Shenzhen, ChinaProject: Restaurant AROMAMIGO, Shenzhen, China

Retail (stores, boutiques)
Firm: The Orangeblowfish, Shenzhen, China
Project: Arc’teryx ReBird: A forest in the heart of the city, Shanghai

Sales Centers & Show Flats
Firm: EH DESIGN GROUP, Shanghai, China
Project: The Trendy Sales Center, Shanghai, China

Firm: IDMatrix, Shenzhen, ChinaProject: Fuzhou Elitep Alace, Fuzhou, China

Firm: Zhao Di, Nanning, ChinaProject: Corniche Mansion, Liuzhou, Liuzhou, China

Showrooms & Exhibition Spaces
Firm: AD ARCHITECTURE, Shenzhen, China
Project: Chasing Light, Foshan, China

Firm: SALONE DEL SALON, Zhengzhou, ChinaProject: Yung Zing Tung Copper Culture Gallery, Foshan, China

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, ChinaProject: Ideal City Exhibition Center of Mawan Bay, Shenzhen, China

All the finalists’ projects can be viewed on and will be honored at a special celebration on January 21, 2023 in Paris alongside the Global Excellence Awards winners and 2022 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards winners. The Best of Competition winners for both competitions will also be revealed during the celebration.

This article has been updated.