FAB Awards

IIDA Northland Chapter recognizes the region's most Fresh, Artistic and Brilliant design work at the annual FAB Awards.



FAB Awards


April 23, 2015


McNamara Alumni Center


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Previous year's winners:





Congratulations 2015 FAB Award Winners

Grand Award Winner

HGA Architects and Engineers

Marlboro Music Cottages

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Members Choice Award Winner

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.

Alexandria Area High School

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Excellence in Design



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Excellence in Design

Snow Kreilich Architects 

Ovative Group Offices 

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Excellence in Design

BKV Group 

Schmidt Artist Lofts 

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Workplace Award Winner


Building 18, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters Campus

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Hospitality Award Winner

Shea, Inc.

Spoon and Stable

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Healthcare Award Winner

Pope Architects

The Cottages at Hearthstone 

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Education Award Winner

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.

Alexandria Area High School

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Community & Civic Award Winner

HGA Architects and Engineers

Northrop Auditorium Renovation

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The esteemed jurors for the 2015 FAB Awards were selected based on their diverse professional qualifications and experience.

Krista Ninivaggi

Tom Polucci


Margaret Sullivan

Learn More about Krista ▼

In her newest venture, K&CO, Krista Ninivaggi strives to encapsulate all of her design experiences to date so that her vision and work process can fully serve her clients. K&CO launched in 2014 as a boutique firm focusing on hospitality and multifamily residential interiors.

In 2011 Ninivaggi joined SHoP Architects as the Director of the Interior Design Group. During her tenure, she completed interiors for projects such as the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, and the New York Corporate office of Shopbop, which was selected as an honoree at Interior Design Magazine's 2012 Best of Year Awards.

Prior to joining SHoP, Ninivaggi received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design. After RISD, Ninivaggi started her professional career at the Rockwell Group and later joined the firm AvroKO. Ninivaggi is a part-time faculty member at Parsons New School for Design. 

In 2013, Ninivaggi was honored with the title of "Young Gun" by Curbed.com. Most recently, Ninivaggi was named "Designer of the Year," for 2014 by Contract Design Magazine.

Learn More about Tom ▼

As Director of Interior Design for HOK's New York office as well as the Chair of HOK's Interiors Board, Tom's responsibilities and achievements in the firm's high-profile design market are remarkable. He has over 20 years of expertise in managing the design of corporate office projects for some of the most recognizable companies in the world. He has served as the principal designer on hundreds projects. Educated, trained, and licensed as an architect, Tom brings a unique perspective to interior design; he is interested in more than just finishes. His focus is on creating an exceptional three dimensional space for clients.

During his tenure with HOK, he led the Interiors practices in both St. Louis and Chicago. Then in 2010, leaders from the firm asked him to relocate back to New York, his hometown, to further strengthen HOK's design excellence in one of their flagship offices.

Tom serves on HOK's Board of Directors as the firmwide leader of Interiors. Beyond directing interiors projects, he helped establish HOK Product Design, a group with which he is actively involved and where he sits on the Advisory Board. Through his work with this group, Tom has collaborated on the design of multiple textile products, including a highly successful collection for Lees Carpet. Additionally, Tom co-founded Life @ HOK, now one of the industry's leading blogs — one that has had a major impact on our profession.

Learn More about Margaret ▼

Margaret Sullivan is a leader in visioning, programming and designing innovative cultural centers, with a focus on public libraries. She skillfully collaborates with stakeholders and the design team to represent a holistic understanding of the 21st century public library and is a leader in translating these innovations into physical spaces.

She frequently speaks at conferences, most recently at the NEXT Library Conference in Chicago, leading the interactive session: Design for Creativity, Library as Studio at your Library; and at this year's annual American Library Association: Teen Spaces 201.

In 2014, Margaret Sullivan founded Margaret Sullivan Studio, working with cultural clients to re-envision design of their institutions by reinvigorating communities.



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