FJMT win Shaw Contract Group global Design Is Award

FJMT’s Melton Library and Learning Hub has been named a Design Is..Award Global winner

Joining four other global winners and one people’s choice winner, Franics-Jones Morehen Thorp’s entry claimed victory in the Government-Civic category.

Competing against 40 market winners selected from 356 entries from 25 countries, the awards were judged by an independent panel of industry experts and will see the winning project celebrated across the globe. Read more about their win over on our blog >



About the Program 

At Shaw Contract Group, we believe design is changing the world. We see the architecture and design community as active developers and creative solvers, constantly re-defining the way we work, play and organise our lives. The Design Is… Award recognizes the vision and tenacity behind such momentous work and commemorates the design story behind every project. Why? Because if we’re going to improve life for the better, we have to celebrate the people who are re-thinking the very idea of what design is…




The Shaw Contract Group Design Is… Award program is open to all professional interior design firms, architecture firms, and end users within an industry segment across geographic regions. Projects much feature a Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group or Shaw Commercial Hard Surface product as the predominant flooring in the space, and must have been completed between February 2012 and February 2014. All entries must submit high resolution digital photography of the project.





peck-von-hartel-banner-4Market Winners

Market winners represent the highest caliber of work within and industry segment across geographic regions.These winning projects will be automatically entered into the global awards program and People’s Choice Voting. Market winners are selected by a panel of judges working within the specific segment they are evaluating.

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Government
  • Public Space
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Large Office (greater than 50,000 square feet)
  • Midsize Office (10,000 – 50,000 square feet)
  • Small Office (less than 10,000 square feet)



Global Winners

Global winners will be promoted in Shaw Contract Group marketing materials, media outreach, as well as an advertising campaign in leading A&D publications. Each winning firm will receive a Design Is… Award sculpture to commend the achievement. And to continue their legacy by furthering design education around the globe, a $2,000 charitable donation will be awarded in the firm’s name to an organisation of their choice. Global winners are selected by a panel of judges with geographic and market segment diversity, as well as by the general public for the People’s Choice Award.



Scholarship Program

Since 2006, the Design Is… Award has helped build a lasting design legacy by making a charitable donation in each winning firm’s honour. To date, a total of $74,000 has been awarded to educational organisations. This year, the tradition lives on in the names of our global and people’s choice award winners.