Press: Washington projects win big at 19th Annual INawards

hybrid office

From the Daily Journal of Commerce:

The 19th Annual INawards were held earlier this month at the Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square.

The awards are presented by the Northern Pacific Chapter of the International Interior Design Association and honor design excellence in interior design and interior architecture projects representing achievement in creativity and innovation across IIDA’s Northern Pacific Chapter. The Northern Pacific chapter covers Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Awards were given across 12 categories ranging from education to life-sciences. A people’s choice and best overall project award were also announced, both of which went to Seattle-based companies. Six Washington projects took home top prizes. […]

The Shop by Porter designed by Porter and Graham Baba Architects, Best in Category. This unique hybrid office/shopping/hospitality experience is located at 1201 Second Ave., Suite 100, in the ground level of the 2+U building in Seattle’s Central Business District. Part office, part co-working space, part coffee shop, part bar and part retail experience, The Shop was created for Porter’s workforce, designers, architects and clients but also for members of the public who are invited to come in and enjoy the bar and cafe. The shop features custom designed art pieces by Electric Coffin. MRJ Constructors was the general contractor. The DJC profiled the project in June (

The Shop by Porter also took home the prestigious People’s Choice award.

Read the full article at the Daily Journal of Commerce.