The Judging System
The FX International Interior Design Awards is open to architects, designers, clients, and suppliers for interior design projects or products completed or launched between 20 July 2015 and 20 July 2017. The judges are an independent panel of experts who are recruited for a fresh new panel each year, and comprise engineers, clients, architects and designers from many different sectors to reflect our audience tonight.
They were invited on to the 2017 panel because of their experience, opinions, and commitment to design. Judges, and their companies, are not permitted to enter any categories.
Because of the large number of entries, and to preserve the integrity of the FX Awards, we use a transparent judging system in which each judge ranks their top six entries in each category before they know who their co-judges are.
With up to 10 judges for each of the hotly contested categories, these placings are then scored and added together to confirm the shortlist, and the ultimate winner.
Many thanks to all our judges, who gave up so much of their valuable time and brought their expertise and enthusiasm to the process. Sincere thanks also to Cherrill Scheer, who has acted in an advisory capacity as unofficial chair of the judges.
Partner, Michaelis Boyd Associates
Michaelis Boyd Associates is an award winning architecture and interiors practice, specialising in high-end residential properties and luxury international hotels and lodges.
F&B asset manager, British Land
Alice Keown is asset manager for food and beverage at British Land. She has 12 years of restaurant property experience, and joined the company from Davis Coffer Lyons in 2015.
Founder of SCIN
SCIN is a materials library, resource and insight company working to help shift material thinking and new material adoption at the coalface between the supplier and the specifier.
Managing principal, HOK
Daniel is an experienced architect with more than 30 years of international experience delivering projects covering all aspects of planning, architecture and project management.
Creative director, Squaredot
With more than 30 years of experience in the world of furniture and commercial design, David is one of the co founders of Squaredot,launched 17 years ago, and has grown its award-winning design reputation at home and internationally.
Studiofibre is an accomplished ‘designermaker’. It creates beautifully branded, hand-crafted experiential retail concepts and workspaces that enhance commercial success for its leading, global, luxurybrand clients.
Designer, Giles Miller Studio
Giles Miller is a ‘composer of materials’, whose London-based studio experiments in the fields of surface, sculptural and architectural design.
Director & co-founder, align
Gurvinder is a co-founder of align, a dynamic and fast-growing interior architecture and design agency working in the sectors of workplace, hospitality and residential design.
Principal, HLW International
Jason is principal of the London office of HLW, an international architecture and design practice with its headquarters in New York.
Editor and author
Jill is the executive editor of Lighting (Illumination in Architecture) and the author of three books on lighting, including Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design (Laurence King). She is the editor of the first BCO Guide to Lighting.
Director, Maynard Design
Julian is founder of the international design practice Maynard, which creates wayfinding, products and environments for clients in the transport and public realm sectors.
Director, Edward Williams Architects
Working across all sectors and internationally, the practice designs clear, beautifully crafted and sustainable buildings to complex briefs. Laura has a particular interest in natural materials and colour in architecture.
Levent is the key UK expert in the design evaluation of furniture. He works with designers, architects and specifiers to create efficient work environments for the wellbeing of people.
Principal – design director, Perkins+Will
Perkins+Will With more than 20 years of experience designing office interiors and developing workplace strategies, Linzi sits on Perkins+Will’s Global Design Board and Design Leadership Council.
Principal & director, Edge
Design agency and architecture practice, Edge is a place-maker, offering an unrivalled mix of skills and services. Brand, interiors. architecture: Michael’s passion for transformational design is infectious.
Group partner, director 3D Design, I-AM
I-AM Designing people-inspired experiences that create positive changes in people’s lives, I-AM is fascinated by what motivates and inspires people, studying how they think and act and changing the way they think, feel and behave.
Director, Piercy&Company Central Design Studio
Pete Jennings is a director of Piercy&Company, an architecture studio known for carefully crafted contemporary residential, commercial and civic projects in sensitive historic environments.
Director, Bisset Adams
Sarah is a director of Bisset Adams, an innovative architecture practice with a broad portfolio including public library design, higher education, automotive retailing, workplace and listed buildings.
Sean is a director at Astudio, a researchled practice with a track record of delivering innovative architecture in a wide range of sectors.
Director, LOM architecture and design
LOM creates intelligent, collaborative environments for companies in the UK and around the world. Work includes complex portfolio strategies, global design standards, new buildings, workplace interiors and one-off boutique interiors.
Director, LAPD Lighting Design
Simon is a director at LAPD Lighting Design, an award-winning, freethinking, independent lighting design consultancy established in 2000.
Strategic director, JHP Design
With studios in London and Seoul, JHP Design is a commercial design consultancy with retail projects throughout the world. Its strategic director Steve Collis is responsible for creating JHP’s strategic and commercial rationale.
Senior partner / CEO, Conran and Partners
Conran and Partners is a collaborative design studio working across architecture and interior design. Tim is leading on a number of strategic projects, including the refurbishment and adaptive reuse of Centre Point Tower.
Principal, Timothy Hatton Architects
THA has an international portfolio of work in both the public and private spheres. Exquisite detailing using fine natural materials and the masterly use of space and light underpin the practice’s design approach.