‘Good Design is Good Business’ Award Winners Announced

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BusinessWeek and Architectural Record have just unveiled the six winners of their 11th annual Good Design is Good Business Competition, the international contest to find people and firms who are building quality designs that focus on the businesses that hire them, not just showing off that they paid for a nice piece of architecture to look at. “This award is not about pretty edifices or architectural flourishes,” says Helen Walters, innovation and design editor for BusinessWeek.com, “though as it happens there are plenty of those, too.” Here are the winners:

Sidney Harman Hall, Washington D.C., designed by Diamond and Schmitt

Edmunds.com, Santa Monica, California, designed by STUDIOS Architecture

Alley24, Seattle, Washington, designed by NBBJ Architects

One Haworth Center, Holland, Michigan, designed by Ralph Johnson at Perkins + Will Architects

Poly International Plaza, Guangzhou, China, designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Elm Park, Dublin, Ireland, designed by Bucholz McEvoy Architects Limited