2018 International Achievement Awards

Award of Excellence – Freestanding Structures Category

Apartment poolside custom circular canopy structure measuring 22 feet in diameter. There are 2 circular frames fabricated in 4 sections each.  Framing is made of round aluminum tubing. Fabric is Regatta Sunbrella Firesist and framing painted Axalta Haze Gray. The outer ring has 4 fabric sections and the inner ring has 1 fabric section. Fabric is designed to be removed for winter months.

Outstanding Achievement – Other Structures Category

Custom fabricated radius awning lightbox system for the bottom of a new front entrance of a hospital expansion, consisting of 36 aluminum and fabric canopy light panel modules in 8’ wide sections. The panels are various shapes and sizes with a totaling of 2,800 square feet. Each module includes a welded aluminum tubing frame and aluminum tensioning extrusion FACID system with a tensioned translucent Ferrari 402 fabric, internal aluminum composite sheet back, a front edge trim section and a rear aluminum transition trim piece. All exposed trim work was painted.

Outstanding Achievement – Fabric Graphics Category

Custom fabricated and installed seven aluminum framed fabric radius backlit lightboxes 10’ high, 6” deep ranging from 27’ to 39’ wide.  These backlit screen structures displaying the giant panoramas are curved, partly to minimize distortions but also to allow History Museum visitors to immerse themselves in the scenes. The panoramic photos selected from museum archives were printed on backlit knit fabric and attached via aluminum extrusion to the interior perimeter of the light box frame along with LED lighting. All exposed aluminum was painted black.

Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area. For photos and a detailed project description of all winners click here.