Congratulations to the 2020 CODAawards Winners!

Here's what some of our jurors had to say about this year's projects:

Winner: Commercial

"The reinterpretation of the cyclone fence to promote the beauty of the Jacaranda trees make this a highly successful and meaningful piece of public art that relates to the community."

Debra Simon, Arts Constultant

Winner: Education

"This project amplifies the beautiful intersections of mathematics, aesthetics and the natural world. The use of technology to facilitate a poetic experience for participants resonates as an enhancement for public space."

Rosanne Somerson, President, RISD
FUTUREFORMS   |   Pensacola, Florida

Winner: Healthcare

"It is experienced in shifting ways depending upon the location and perspective of the viewer. More importantly, the design reflects and was inspired by the diverse and varied community in which it resides"

Jackie Hamilton, Vice President, National Organization for Arts in Health
Endless Miles
Rob Ley   |   Los Angeles, California

Winner: Hospitality

"The suite presented a seamless integration of creative and interactive art elements which preserved history in an immersive experiential way, making this project stand out."

Audrey Koehn, Principal + Global Interiors Leader, DLR Group
Bed-In for Peace's Suite 1742
MASSIVart   |   Montreal, Quebec

Winner: Institutional

"La Raza intuitively connects us across time and space. A complex data set is transformed into a fluid, elevating, poetic experience."

Ralph Helmick, Sculptor
La Raza Interactive Experience
Narduli Studios   |   Los Angeles, California

Winner: Landscape

"Wow! I absolutely love this project as it is otherworldly, sublime, and visually compelling. The use of natural thorn bush for surface definition fits the installation program perfectly."

Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor of Practice at NYU and Co-Founder of Terreform ONE
Cathedral of Thorns Curacao
Herman Van Bergen   |   Curacao, Dutch West Indies

Winner: Liturgical

"The beauty of this glass art is that it IS the architecture - not merely an additional adornment nor window decoration, but an essential structural element - glorious, translucent, strong and self-supporting."

Ilene Shaw, Founding Producer, Design Pavilion and CEO, Shaw & Co. Productions

Winner: Public Spaces

"The goals of the artwork centered on community which is self-evident in the use of the image of Hodan Mohammed. Public artworks thrive when the process and implementation embrace and reflect the values and peoples of the community."

Patricia Walsh, Public Art and Civic Design Senior Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
The Journey
Oh Yanoe LLC   |   Columbus, Ohio

Winner: Residential

"This simple illusion of a strong solid material acquiring an ephemeral quality evokes curiosity and a sense of magic. And who isn’t delighted by a little magic?"

Ilene Shaw, CEO, Shaw & Co. Productions
Annabelle Over the Hollywood Hills
Julian Voss-Andreae   |   Los Angeles, California

Winner: Transportation

"The bridge design, using elements that mimic the plants and trees surrounding it, and colors that integrate so well into the natural environment, results in a visually stunning structure that manages to reinforce the calm nature that it is nestled in."

Ed Hogikyan, Former Executive Director of NYCxDESIGN
Barbara Walker Crossing
Ed Carpenter    |   Portland, Oregon

Winner: Budget

"These eery tapestries, in image and subject, are a potent example of how public art can engage urgent community conversation on difficult social truths. Provocative statements by artists are essential to democracy and encourage us all to voice, listen and learn."

Ilene Shaw, CEO, Shaw & Co. Productions
i was here
i was here   |   Lexington, Kentucky

Winner: People's Choice

"Intriguing images, designs and objects drawn from medieval art and architecture are arranged, combined and choreographed into a luminous, dream-like kaleidoscope."

Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, Interior Design
Regalia at Reims Cathedral
Moment Factory   |   Reims, France

"This grand interpretation of one of the area’s most famous native plants provides an appropriate entryway to welcome visitors to El Paso."

Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, Interior Design