15th Annual Fab Awards

Join us for a second year at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – the region’s most outstanding interior design work will be recognized at the 15thannual FAB Awards on the evening of March 8th

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102


FAB Awards - 2017 Winners


Studio IDS - Perkins+Will


Temple Israel, Expansion and Renovation - HGA Architects and Engineers


Wooddale Church - MSR Design


Prairie Parkway Ambulatory Care Center - HGA Architects and Engineers


Edition Apartments - ESG | Architecture & Design


FLM+/Land O’Lakes - Perkins+Will


Adventures in Wonderland - IN-Teriors, Inc.

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN - Graphics and Branding

Be The Match Headquarters - Perkins+Will

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN - Experiential Design

Children’s Hospital Pain & Palliative Care Clinic - U+B Architecture & Design


Corporate Condominium - U+B Architecture & Design

Introducing Your 2017 FAB Emcee

Scott Hierlinger, FIIDA, LEED® AP
Design Director & Principal – NELSON – Minneapolis

As the Design Director and Principal of NELSON’s Minneapolis office, Scott serves as an expert in corporate interior design with 24 years of experience. Scott’s strong corporate interior design background allows him to provide creative guidance and customized project services to regional and national high profile interior design clients. He provides mentorship for all aspects of the design process with concentrated emphasis within the Advertising, Technology, Media, Legal, and the Financial Corporate Workplace.

Within NELSON, Scott serves as the National Director of Design and Chairs the NELSON Worldwide Design Council and is the Minneapolis Chair of the NELSON Legal Practice Workplace Team. Scott received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota and currently serves as student advisor within the U of M Interior Design program.

Scott has been an active leader within IIDA over the last many years and had served locally as the President of the IIDA Northland Chapter (2008 – 2009), and nationally as Chair of the IIDA National Nominating Committee (2011 2012), Vice President on the International Interior Design Association Board of Directors (2013 -2014, 2016/2017) International President for the 2015/2016 Term and currently serves as the Immediate Past President on the International Interior Design Association Board of Directors (2016-2017).


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Brigitte Preston


As a shareholder and Design Principal of lauckgroup, Brigitte has dedicated the last 24 years of her career to building the quality of design for the firm. After a 3-year stint with a large firm in London, Brigitte joined lauckgroup as a Senior Designer and was instrumental in the design of several large headquarters projects that cemented the reputation of lauckgroup as a major regional design firm. lauckgroup is an interior architecture firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Houston, designing projects regionally, nationally and internationally. lauckgroup’s work focuses on high touch projects with a hand crafted design approach for corporate, institutional and hospitality clients.

In 2001, Brigitte and her team created a product design process and a business model that resulted in the formation of XLG, an award winning product design studio with products created for multiple manufacturers.

Brigitte offers a unique international perspective linking back to her Belgian roots and experiences working in the design world throughout Europe. Her focus is on strategic and conceptual thinking for workplace and other environments.

Frances Bruns

IA Interior Architects

Frances Bruns manages IA Interior Architects’ Dallas office, leading the effort to expand the firm’s presence in the state of Texas and the Southwest region and allowing the firm to better serve new and existing clients. Her 20+ years of workplace strategy, project management, commitment to client service, and focus on client relationships span a significant range of project types and industries including technology, professional services, insurance and financial institutions, legal, sports facilities, and media companies.

Frances was born and raised in Dallas and has a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Outside of architecture and interior design, Frances is passionate about California cabernet, cooking, midcentury homes, and her perfect boxer Sasha who can do no wrong.

Traci Webster, IIDA

GFF Interiors

As Director of Interiors, Traci oversees the day-to-day operations of GFF Interiors, a division of GFF. Under her leadership, she continues to grow the practice and lead her studio. She has worked on many Fortune 500 projects and focuses on providing higher-quality design and approaches for her clients.

Leading the firm’s interiors practice, Traci has designed and programmed over two million square feet of institutional and office space. While her practice centers on large, complex projects for corporate end users, Traci translates that experience into “best practices” for clients with smaller space needs. She creates opportunities to help companies change by incorporating the corporate culture, process flow, and program needs to enhance the design. The result is a building designed from the inside out.

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