Entries sought for design awards including restaurants and bars


stratus toronto BH architects

Entries are being sought for leading global design awards that include categories for best restaurant and bar and best hotel.

The SBID International Design Awards 2015 are now open for submissions, covering projects large and small across residential, office, healthcare and hospitality.

Each category undergoes a two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity and evaluates elements such as brief compliance, budget, health and safety, and fit-for-purpose design.

The entry for best restaurant and bar design will particularly take into account design, functionality, compliance and fit-for-purpose.

Entrants also get the opportunity to promote their submission once the finalists have been announced as the public will be invited to vote for their favourite projects online. Entry is free of charge for members of SBID, the international association of designers, and a fee applies for non-members.

The deadline for entries is July 31. Finalists will be announced in September 2015 and the winners will be announced at the SBID International Design Awards ceremony at The Dorchester in London on November 27.

New additions to the panel of judges this year will include Lewis Carnie, head of programmes at BBC Radio 2 and 6, Sir Michael Dixon, director at the National History Museum in London, and Robert Hudson, chief executive of the National Association of Shopfitters.

Other judges include: Kevin Mau, senior creative director at The Boeing Company; Ben McOwen Wilson, director of content partnerships at YouTube; Jane Preston, facilities manager UK for real estate and workplace services at Google; David Lewis, managing director of Sunseeker London; Mathew Dalby, creative director at The Studio at Harrods; Carolina Calzada, managing director at Global Color Research; Patrick Taylor, managing director of Taylist Media; and Theresa Dowling, editor and group editorial director for Progressive Market Intelligence.

Sponsors include ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco.

To enter, visit http://internationaldesignexcellenceawards.com/enter-now/categories-2015/.

Last year’s winner of best restaurant and bar design was Stratus Bar & Restaurant (pictured) in Toronto, designed by B+H Architects.

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