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Winners Announced in Armstrong 2013 i2r Design Competition

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. announced the six winners of the 2013 i2r Professional Design Competition today. The competition, which is open to commercial architects and interior designers, showcases design ideas and design realities (actual projects) that feature either Armstrong Commercial Ceiling & Wall Systems or Armstrong Commercial Flooring.

The goal of the competition is to recognize outstanding and innovative ceiling and flooring designs in education, healthcare, retail, office, or hospitality environments.

2013 i2r Award Winners

Ceiling & Wall Systems
Reality Winner: Sean Chen, from Hanna Gabriel Wells, for his use of a Woodworks Linear Ceiling to create a dynamic interior animated with dappled light.

Idea Winner: Anselmo Testa, from Jacobs - Global Building, N.A., for his use of Soundscapes® Acoustical Canopies to meet the acoustical and technical criteria for an Army National Guard auditorium.

Reality Winner: Sara Flora, Assoc. IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, 2WR of Georgia, Inc., for her use of Armstrong VCT and Migrations® BioBased Tile® flooring products in the design for the Aaron Cohn Middle School Cafetorium.

Idea Winner: Amanda McAlpine, AE Works, for a flooring idea that uses Natural Creations® Mystix® and Natural Creations® ArborArt® Luxury Vinyl Tile for wayfinding in a dental clinic.

Winners received a $2,000 cash prize and a crystal trophy engraved with their firm's name.

View the winning designs at Commercial Ceiling & Wall Systems winners' page and Commercial Flooring winners' page.

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About Armstrong
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 34 plants in eight countries and has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

News contacts: Patricia Fanty
Cindy O’Neill, Armstrong Commercial Ceilings
phone: 717-396-5671
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