2020 Design Excellence Awards
At IBI Group, we strive for design excellence across our practice areas and are always looking for ways to raise the bar. In 2019, we launched the Design Excellence Awards program to celebrate exceptional work from across our 60+ global offices.
Now in its second year, our theme for 2020 was INNOVATION. We welcomed submissions from across our three sectors—Intelligence, Buildings and Infrastructure—and saw over 100 entries. After a rigorous judging process, this final list of winners represents IBI Group’s best and most innovative work from around the world.
Company-Wide Projects of the Year
Digital Engagement Foyer
The Digital Engagement Foyer is an innovative response to the pandemic. COVID-19 has upended the way we live, work, and interact with each other, making online engagement an essential substitute for in-person events. In partnership with IBI’s Placemaking and Visualization teams, Digital Foyers have been implemented at four IBI events, five third-party events, and on 20 projects, with the list growing weekly.
Nine Elms School and Mixed-Use Development, London, UK
Environment & Climate Change
We were appointed by the London Borough of Wandsworth to provide a new mixed-use development comprising a 2FE primary school, children’s nursery and community/sports/recreation facilities within one of the largest regeneration schemes in London.
CaféTO, Toronto, ON
CaféTO exemplifies the resilience and innovation that IBI Group brings to the forefront of our practice, using strategic placemaking to re-enliven Toronto’s main streets in the face of COVID-19, and providing local restaurants with a crucial lifeline to remain in business given the challenges resulting from the pandemic.
Sector Projects of the Year
By digitizing curbside regulations, CurbIQ™ helps cities better understand how their curbs are working today, and gives them modern tools to improve operations in the future.
Sensor City Liverpool, UK
A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City is a highly adaptable research environment and incubator space for startups and SMEs developing digital sensor technologies and applications.
People's Choice Winners
Boca Raton Center for the Arts and Innovation, Boca Raton, FL
untitled, Toronto, ON
Zagora Net Zero Vista Eco Village Master Plan, Zagora, ME
Awards of Merit
Signalling for Roadworks (SfR), Birmingham, UK
Highways England Enhanced Defect Detection (EDD), Newark, UK
NHS Golden Jubilee Eye Centre, Clydebank, SCT
Prosserman JCC, Toronto, ON
Buildings—Industrial, Civic and Office
Smart City Sandbox, Toronto, ON
Mary Lyon Elementary School, Tacoma, WA
Curtner Station, San Jose, CA
TYSSE Emergency Exit Buildings, Toronto, ON
Angel Stadium Development Plan, Anaheim, CA
King Street Causeway Parklet, Toronto, ON
Masdar Neighborhood One, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Former Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems Programs
Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Advisor
Ford Motor Company
Global Design Director
Design Division Architect
City of Waterloo