GRAY Magazine Announces the Winners of the 2017 GRAY Awards

Honoring the Best of Pacific Northwest Design

SEATTLE, WA — November 30, 2017 — GRAY Magazine, the Pacific Northwest’s leading design publication, is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 GRAY Awards—the region’s first cross-disciplinary, regionally focused design awards program.

Designers and manufacturers were invited to submit design projects across ten categories plus an “editors’ pick” 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)—worked with the GRAY editorial team to select a winner from each category.

GRAY Award winners were revealed last night at the design event of the year at Seattle’s prestigious new event space, The Sanctuary, designed by Philippe Starck in concert with Daniels Real Estate and ZGF Architects. Breaking all the rules of traditional awards programming, GRAY surprised attendees with a splashy big reveal, with all the judges announcing the winners on video, a live performance by the band the Smokey Brights, and the debut of a special gold-leafed December/January Awards issue,
presented with great fanfare and a surprise appearance by the University of Washington Marching Band.

Amidst a glittering shower of confetti, winners received a custom contemporary glass art trophy, handcrafted exclusively for the GRAY Awards by the critically acclaimed Seattle artist John Hogan. Winners also received a press kit from GRAY Award media partner v2com, distributed to its international database of journalists.

GRAY is also thrilled to share that with 50% of the party ticket proceeds, as well as generous donations from attendees, it was able to donate over $13,000 to the event charity partner, the BLOCK Project, a non-profit program founded by architects and dedicated to alleviating homelessness in Seattle.


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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