Good Design Is Good Business 2012

It's been fifteen years since RECORD launched the Good Design is Good Business Awards (initially with Business Week magazine), and we've all had quite a ride—from the economic highs of the '90s and early- to mid-2000s through the humbling realities of the more recent downturn. The good news: The momentum is growing. Corporate heads and small business owners alike continue to work with architects, developing solutions that will make their companies more relevant and successful in a global culture that increasingly demands environmental stewardship and social responsibility. This year's winning projects, and the firm/client relationships responsible for them, represent the best of these collaborations and demonstrate that many enterprises do prioritize quality of life and sustainability—a positive leap toward an improved business ethic that benefits everyone. — The Editors

Denver Art Museum Shop

Facebook Data Center
Sheehan Partners
Prineville, Oregon

Photo © Jonnu Singleton Photography

GE Renewable Energy Global Headquarters

GE Renewable Energy Global Headquarters
EYP Architecture & Engineering
Schenectady, New York

Photo © David Sundburg/ESTO


Starbucks Global Store Development
The Netherlands/Japan/United States

Photo © Tom Ackerman

Missouri Bank

Missouri Bank
Helix Architecture + Design
Kansas City

Photo © Helix Architecture + Design

Mercy Corps

200 Fifth Avenue
STUDIOS Architecture
New York City

Photo © Nikolas Koenig

1300 Highland Shops & Worklofts

1300 Highland Shops & Worklofts
KAA Design
Manhattan Beach, California

Photo © Farshid Assassi

KIA Motors America Research and Development Headquarters

KIA Motors America Research and Development Headquarters
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Irvine, California

Photo © Fotoworks

Roca Barcelona Gallery

Verve Coffee Roasters
Fuse Architects + Builders
Santa Cruz, California

Photo © Ted Holladay

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