DEERFIELD BEACH, FL -- MAPEI was recently honored at the 21st annual Starnet Design Awards in Scottsdale, AZ. Intended to celebrate the partnerships between Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring members, vendor partners and the architecture and design community, the awards showcase a wide array of floor-covering projects.

As a “Starnet Preferred Vendor,” MAPEI was awarded the Gold Medal for its role in the following winning projects:

  • In the “Hospitality” category for the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL
  • In the “Mixed-Use” category for the Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem, NC
  • In the “Education” category for the EBR Career & Technical Education Center in Baton Rouge, LA
  • In the Healthcare category for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital emergency-department expansion in Phoenix, AZ
  • In the “People’s Choice” category for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, VA

The panel of judges included Andrea Mayhew Hanson (AIA, WELL AP), the senior principal-in-charge of interior architecture for Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; David Mackler (AIA), president of Mackler Echt + Associates, Inc.; and James O’Neill, founding principal of Inventure Design.

“These winning projects underline the value that our partnerships provide,” said Carol Hould, MAPEI’s national sales director. “We are proud of our collaborative work and honored to be recognized for it.”