FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2018 CODAawards Winners Announced


MADISON, WI, August 31, 2018 – When artists, designers, industry resources, and clients work together, common places are transformed into spectacular spaces. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine to announce the winners of the sixth annual international CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects, which successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Top honors were awarded to the following collaborative projects across ten categories:


People’s Choice prizes were awarded to Orangery submitted by Barbara Idzikowska (Wrocław, Poland), and Gotham and Beyond submitted by Shawn McCann (Jordan, MN).

“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.

In its sixth year, the CODAawards received 426 entries from 30 different countries around the globe, representing over $97 million USD in commissions. Winning projects were found as far as Poland to Australia, from San Francisco to Montreal. The winners exemplify the best of what can happen when artists and design professionals collaborate to create artful spaces in our built environment.

An esteemed panel of 18 jurors from the design, architecture and art worlds judged the submissions. Jury members included Sherry Dobbin, Cultural Director of Futurecity; Mark Morton, Principal and Design Director of Gensler; Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator, Contemporary and Modern Art at High Museum of Art; Tucker Viemeister of Viemeister Industries; John Cary, Author of Design for Good; Reed J. McMillan, Leader, International Architecture + Design Network at Informa Exhibitions; Dan Menchions, Partner, II BY IV DESIGN. The jury selected winners in each of the ten design categories. See the 2018 CODAawards Juror’s Comments. Their Top 100 selections were then exhibited online in early summer, where the public was invited to vote for their favorites.

The CODAawards will be covered in the August 2018 issue of Interior Design magazine, on, and through twelve design + art partner organizations, reaching the largest, most qualified audience of design and art professionals in the world.


About CODAworx

CODAworx provides a platform to celebrate design projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior, architectural, and public spaces. The CODAworx team is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making more great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been the online “Hub of the Commissioned Art Economy,” where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit


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