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attended the consortium’s
kick-off meeting in Austin,
Texas. “More than eight
million tons of plastic end
up in the ocean each year.
The ever-growing deluge
of ocean plastic pollution has a tremendous impact on human health.
Plastic pollution reduces the amount of oxygen the ocean contributes
to the atmosphere, limits the amount of carbon dioxide it can absorb,
and contaminates fish and seafood.”
Robert King, Humanscale’s founder and CEO, relayed he is
proud to move into 2018 with industry-leading partnerships that will
benefit people, communities, and the earth. “By working collectively
and repurposing materials that would otherwise pollute our natural
environment, we can achieve a more positive impact on our oceans
and our planet,” he noted. For more from Humanscale on the Next
Wave Initiative, visit interiorsandsources.com.
BMW George V on January 20. All winning projects will be featured in
Perspective magazine, the award-winning IIDA design journal, and on
IIDA social media channels. In addition, the Best of Competition winner
will be the subject of the IIDA Designer Dialogue video series.
“The partnership with Designworks brings together our mutual
appreciation for the emerging global interest in human-centric design,
which recognizes the importance of how people interact and are
affected by designed environments—from automobiles to offices,” said
IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA,
LEED AP. “As with Designworks, IIDA’s design community continues to
go beyond conventional thinking and pragmatic approaches, furthering
the possibilities of design. We’re always excited to see what is next.”
Projects were reviewed by a panel of design professionals,
including: Malcolm Berg, IIDA, president and design director, EoA,
Inc.; Stephanie Cardinal, president, humà design + architecture;
Danielle Fox, principal designer, Rodrigo Vargas Design; Johannes
Lampela, director of design, Designworks LA, a BMW Group
Company; and Geno Yun, AIA, LEED AP, principal, ELS Architecture
and Urban Design.
For a full list of the 2017 Global Excellence Awards and to view
winning projects, visit iida.org.
Humanscale became part of the Next Wave Initiative after
forming a partnership with Bureo, a California-based
company that repurposes plastic fishing nets from the ocean
to make products such as skateboards and sunglasses.