CODAawards Exhibition at the Octagon Museum


CODAawards Exhibition at the Octagon Museum


MADISON, WI – Which artists, creative teams, and design professionals are doing the most innovative, multi-sensory design projects around the globe? Discover them at the CODAawards Exhibition hosted by The Octagon Museum May 1 to September 1, 2019.


CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, partnered with Interior Design magazine for the 6th annual international CODAawards. The CODAawards celebrate projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art installations into interior, architectural, and public spaces. Winners were selected by a stellar jury – the who’s who of the art, design and museum worlds – who reviewed 425 submissions from 30 countries representing over $99M USD in commissions.


This year, CODAworx again partnered with The Architects Foundation of the American Institute of Architects to create this exhibition of winning projects. The exhibition opened May 1, 2019, and will be held at The Octagon Museum, 1799 New York Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. through September 1, 2019.


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).


About the CODAaward jurors:

  • Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief, Interior Design (New York)

  • Verda Alexander, Studio O+A (San Francisco)

  • Jeffrey Beers, Founder & CEO, Architect, Jeffrey Beers International (New York)

  • John Cary, Author, Design for Good (San Francisco)

  • Linda Covit, Artist, 2017 CODAawards Winner (Montreal)

  • Sherry Dobbin, Cultural Director, Futurecity (London)

  • Reed McMillan, Leader, International Architecture + Design Network  (New York)

  • Dan Menchions, Interior Designer, II by IV Design, 2017 CODAawards Winner (Toronto)

  • Mark Morton, Principal, Design Director, Gensler (New York)

  • Karim Rashid, Designer, Karim Rashid, Inc. (New York)

  • Keith Recker, Officer and Founder, HAND/EYE Fund (Pittsburgh)

  • Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator, Contemporary and Modern Art, High Museum of Art, (Atlanta)

  • Ingrid Spencer, Executive Director, Austin AIA (Austin)

  • Hemant Sud, Chairman Elect, Institute of Indian Interior Designers, IIID-DRC, Abraxas Lifestyle (New Delhi)

  • Calvin Tsao, FAIA, Tsao & McKown Architects (New York)

  • Mark Tsurumaki, Principal, LTL Architects (New York)

  • Tucker Viemiester, Viemeister Industries (New York)

  • Ilene Shaw, CEO, Shaw and Co! Productions (New York)

About CODAworx

CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art economy. We connect all members of the industry, matching creative talent with creative opportunities, and providing digital tools that streamline the commission workflow process.


About Interior Design magazine

The essential resource for every design professional throughout the entire design process, Interior Design shapes the opinions of design professionals while providing boundless inspiration and vital information through compelling coverage of the most groundbreaking projects, products, and people in the industry.


About The Architects Foundation

The Architects Foundation preserves, honors and advances excellence in design for the benefit of the public. As a nonprofit philanthropic extension of the American Institute of Architects, the Foundation is the preeminent voice and advocate for architecture and design in America.