Shenzhen Kindergarten, by Matrix Design, in Shenzhen, China
Shi Xiang Wan He Shenzhen Kindergarten, by Matrix Design, in Shenzhen, China

The following is a Dec. 21 press release from the Chicago-headquartered International Interior Design Association revealing the winners of its 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Awards.

IIDA is honored to announce the winners of the 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Awards across 15 categories, an annual competition highlighting the world’s most creative and innovative interior design and interior architecture projects.

“It is a pleasure to highlight an impressive array of projects from around the world,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winners in each category exemplify the future thinking approach our industry is embracing, and depict the level of thoughtfulness and design distinction firms continue to mold into their work.”

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, IIDA, AIA, NOMA; Designworks, A BMW Group Company Director, Industrial Design, Los Angeles Studio, Johannes Lampela; and Antunovich Associates Senior Principal, Director of Interior Design, Patricia Rotondo, IIDA,.

“Though each of the finalists showcased notable ingenuity in their respective categories,” said Johnson on behalf of the jury, “the winning projects best demonstrate the talent that both currently exists and is found in the potential of the design industry.”

The 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Design Awards winners include:

Corporate Space Large (1,000 square meters and above)
Firm: HOK, Toronto
Project: Boston Consulting Group, Toronto

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

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

Healthcare (hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical facilities)
Firm: HOK, Toronto
Project: 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: 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: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Singapore
Project: Firangi Superstar, Singapore

Sales Centers & Show Flats
Firm: IDMatrix, Shenzhen, China
Project: 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

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

For more information, contact IIDA Design Competitions Manager, Veronica Whitaker, at [email protected].

This article has been updated.