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Good Design Is Good Business

Architectural Record recently bestowed its second annual Good Design Is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Awards on one design firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), and on one patron of architecture, Hines. Of course, we are also continuing our open competition, now in its 16th year, to highlight companies and organizations that take advantage of design to further business strategies in ways that are innovative but appear effortless (think of BCJ's Apple Stores). This year we celebrate such clarity of vision—on the part of the architects and their clients—with a dozen winning projects. From a power plant turned dance center (this page), to a new daylight-filled factory in Mexico, to a respectful renovation of an iconic 1950s bank in New York City, each sustainable scheme goes well beyond the bottom line and demonstrates the sweeping benefits of good design. — Linda C. Lentz


Centre for International Governance and Innovation

Centre for International Governance and Innovation
KPMB Architects
Waterloo, Ontario

Photo © Maris Mezulis

Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
BNIM
Kansas City, Missouri

Photo © Mike Sinclair

510 Fifth Avenue Renovation

510 Fifth Avenue Renovation
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
New York City

Photo © Eduard Hueber / archphoto

Vancouver Convention Centre West

Vancouver Convention Centre West
LMN Architects / DA Architects & Planners / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership
Vancouver, British Columbia

Photo © Timothy Hursley

Iowa Utilities Board / Office of Consumer Advocate

Iowa Utilities Board / Office of Consumer Advocate
BNIM
Des Moines, Iowa

Photo © Farshid Assassi

Daniel Swarovski Corporation

Daniel Swarovski Corporation
Ingenhoven Architects
Männedorf, Switzerland

Photo © Andreas Keller

Devon Energy Center

Devon Energy Center
Pickard Chilton
Oklahoma City

Photo © Joe Aker / Aker Imaging

Target Plaza Commons

Target Plaza Commons
Julie Snow Architects

Minneapolis

Photo © Paul Crosby Photography

K&L Gates at One New Change

K&L Gates at One New Change
Lehman Smith McLeish
London

Photo © Richard Bryant / Arcaidimages.com

Planta Milenio

Planta Milenio
Davis Brody Bond Architects
Irapuato, Mexico

Photo © Paúl Rivera, archphoto

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
HKS, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Photo © Blake Martin / HKS, Inc.

Lamar Advertising Company

Lamar Advertising Company
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Photo © Timothy Hursley

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