GRAY Announces the 2017 GRAY Awards Finalists

SEATTLE, WA — October 19, 2017 — GRAY Magazine, the Pacific Northwest’s leading design publication, is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2017 GRAY Awards—the region’s first cross-disciplinary, regionally focused design awards program. Out of 363 total submissions, 53 finalists were selected across eleven categories.

Designers and manufacturers were invited to submit products and projects across ten categories plus a new “Design for Good” category. An esteemed panel of international design stars—including Philippe Starck, Ingo Maurer, Deborah Berke, Karim Rashid, Vicente Wolf, James Corner (Field Operations), Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht (Commune Design), and Olivia Kim (Vice President of Creative Projects, Nordstrom)—cast their eye towards the Pacific Northwest.

Collector's Retreat
Finalist: Collector’s Retreat, Heliotrope Architects. Photo: Sean Airhart

GRAY Award winners will be revealed November 29, 2017 in a buzzy, much-anticipated party at the prestigious new event space, The Sanctuary, designed by Philippe Starck and ZGF Architects. Breaking all the rules of traditional awards programming, GRAY will surprise attendees with a splashy big reveal. Tickets go on sale October 31.

Winners will receive a custom-designed contemporary glass art trophy, handcrafted exclusively for the GRAY Awards by John Hogan, the critically acclaimed Seattle-based artist and product designer. Plus media partner, v2com, will distribute one press kit for each winner to its international database of journalists. GRAY has also selected the BLOCK Project, a non-profit program started by architects and dedicated to alleviating homelessness in Seattle, as its charitable partner to receive 50% of the GRAY Awards Party ticket proceeds.


Architecture – Commercial

Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch, Hacker Architects, Portland, OR
L’Angolo Estate, LEVER Architecture, Portland, OR
Media Headquarters, Olson Kundig, Seattle, WA
Slate, Works Progress Architecture, Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA
Washington Fruit & Produce Company Headquarters, Graham Baba Architects, Seattle, WA

Architecture – Residential

Bear Run Cabin, David Coleman Architecture, Seattle, WA
Collector’s Retreat, Heliotrope Architects, Seattle, WA
Owl Creek Residence, Skylab Architecture, Portland, OR
SUTEKI, Suteki America with Westlake Development Group
and Kengo Kuma and Associates, Clackamas, OR
YARD, Skylab Architecture, Portland, OR

Fashion Design – Apparel, Accessories

Legion, SCHAI, Bellevue, WA
Linea Collection, WHITE/SPACE, Seattle, WA
Re-Entrance, Fall 2017, SILVAE, Seattle, WA

Interior Design – Commercial

Bauhaus Restaurant, Andrea Greenway Interior Design, Vancouver, BC
Knot Springs Spa, Skylab Architecture, Portland, OR
Six Hundred Four Shoe Gallery, Māk Interiors, Vancouver, BC
Superbaba, Studio Roslyn, Vancouver, BC
Tableau NorthEdge, Gensler, Seattle, WA

Interior Design – Residential

A.O Basement, Osmose Design, Portland, OR
Cliffwood, Finley Grace Design, Portland, OR
Elliott House, NB Design Group, Seattle, WA
Hunts Point Residence, Maison Luxe, Seattle, WA
Insignia Condo, Brian Paquette Interiors, Seattle, WA

Landscape Design – Civic, Residential

Juxtaposition, Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture, Vancouver, BC
Lower Rainier Vista, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle, WA
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle, WA Pike Place Market, MarketFront Expansion, Berger Partnership, Seattle, WA
YARD, Studio, Portland, OR

Product Design – Lighting, Furniture

Boro Boro Chandelier, Neal Aronowitz Design, Portland, OR
Ess Lite, 8th And Ash, Vancouver, BC
HALO, Matthew McCormick Studio, Vancouver, BC
Sauvie Sofa, Nicholas Sario, The Flotsam Furniture Works, Portland, OR
Whorl Console, Neal Aronowitz Design, Portland, OR

Product Design – Other

Basho, Interstyle, Vancouver, BC
Facet: Gem Ruby, Kush Rugs, Portland, OR
Geometric Bar Clocks, Lillian Sinclair Design Co., Naramata, BC
PlusMinus, Erdem Selek, Eugene, OR
Vertical Bar Block, Henrybuilt, Seattle, WA; Mill Valley, CA; New York City, NY

Student Design

Common Ground: Collective Living in Seattle, WA, Ariel Scholten, Seattle, WA
Cube^3, Western Washington University – Industrial Design, Bellingham, WA Kampoeng Kami (Our Village), Gabriel Dwisatria, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA Pearl Hotel, Razan Mohammed, The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR
Travel Bug, Vi L. Nguyen, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

Wild Card

Contours, Acrylicize, Seattle, WA
FACET, Fraser + Fogle Architects, Seattle, WA
The Fire Lookout House, Paul Michael Davis Architects, PLLC, Seattle, WA
Ice Cube, Olson Kundig, Seattle, WA
UNDRCARD Boxing Studio, McKinley Burkart, Vancouver, BC

Design For Good

Laura’s Place, Architecture Building Culture, Portland, OR
Treeline Village, SRG Partnership, Inc., Seattle, WA; Portland, OR
The Hub, Sawhorse Revolution, Seattle, WA


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Shawn Williams, CEO/Publisher + Founder,

Amy Leedom, Paxson Fay,

GRAY is a privately-held media company based in Seattle, Washington. It is North America’s only media dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence centered on the greater Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and Canada. GRAY’s print and digital magazine, talks, competitions, website, and events are curated to reflect the intellect and culture of leading design in the region. Established in 2011, GRAY presents rich editorial content and produces and sponsors relevant design events encouraging a global audience of more than 1 million designers and consumers to look to the Pacific Northwest for sourcing, inspiration, and leadership. For more information, visit, and subscribe to GRAY newsletters. Follow GRAY on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIN.

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