Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures was recognized with two 2014 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, that took place Oct. 14 at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lawrence received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its Savannah Grille project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Commercial Awnings and Canopies, Less Than 93 Square Meters (1000 Square Feet) category.
In addition, Lawrence received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its Washington University Parking Garage Screen Panels. The project was recognized in the competition’s Exterior Shades and Screens category.
IFAI received a total of 235 entries from 12 countries that were submitted for 27 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals.
For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose 1,600 member companies represent the growing, $130 billion-plus dollar international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.
All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Expo, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. For photos and a detailed project descriptions of the winners available here.