Multiple Bham entities win at International Interior Design Association IDIE Awards

Twelve companies across the state were recently recognized for their design work on commercial projects, with seven of those companies hailing from the Birmingham area.

The Alabama Chapter of the International Interior Design Association honored those companies at its biennial IDIE Awards, a showcase of projects done by the chapter’s members and celebration of excellence in interior design.

This year’s awards drew 88 submissions from 28 firms and furniture dealers.

The winners in each category are as follows:

  • Best in Show – Total on 1st, CCR Architecture & Interiors – Birmingham
  • Best of Assembly – St. Francis of Assisi University Parish Chapel of Holy Wisdom, Ellis Architects – Tuscaloosa
  • Best of Corporate (Small) – Growth Capital Partners, Williams Blackstock Architects – Birmingham
  • Best of Corporate (Large) – Bradley / Birmingham, KPS Group – Birmingham
  • Best Design Detail – Bailey-Harris Construction, Williams Blackstock Architects – Auburn
  • Best of Education (Higher-Ed) – Highlands College Renovations and Addition, TurnerBatson Architects – Birmingham
  • Best of Education (K-12) – Magic City Acceptance Academy, CCR Architecture & Interiors – Homewood
  • Best of Furniture Installation (Small) – Luckie, Business Interiors – Birmingham
  • Best of Furniture Installation (Large) – Highlands College, AI Corporate Interiors – Birmingham
  • Best of Healthcare – Total on 1st, CCR Architecture & Interiors – Birmingham
  • Best of Residential/Multi-Family – Armour & Co., Christopher Architecture & Interiors – Birmingham
  • Best of Hospitality – Intercontinental – New Orleans, element526 – New Orleans
  • Student – Best of Corporate/Office – Audrey Scott, Samford University
  • Student – Best of Hospitality/Restaurant – Lindsey Lovvorn, Auburn University
  • Student Choice – Kayli Leonard, Samford University

The awards program invites organizations, firms and furniture dealers to submit projects completed in the previous two years. Submissions are judged by a panel of professional peers who practice in other market areas. The Best in Show award is presented to the firm or dealer that ranks highest during judging.

“Alabama is rich with interior design talent, and it is our honor to recognize those contributing to the industry through the IDIEs,” said Mary-Claire Brown, IIDA-AL president.

IIDA-AL is the state’s association for the commercial interior design industry, providing resources to professionals and students in the industry and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value. The chapter has a City Center located in Birmingham, as well as Campus Centers at Auburn University, Samford University and the University of Alabama.

Birmingham-based companies including TurnerBatson Architects, Williams Blackstock Architects, Christopher Architecture and Interiors, CCR Architecture & Interiors and AI Corporate Interiors have all been repeat IDIE awardees over the past several years.

Check out the winners from 2021, 2019 and 2017.


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