2012 Good Design is Good Business Award Winners

April 23, 2012

By Linda Lentz

Frank Gehry Designed Eisenhower Memorial
Photography: © David Sundberg / Esto

GE Renewable Energy Global Headquarters. slide show


Now in its fifteenth year, the Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Awards celebrate architecture as a vehicle to enhance a company’s bottom line. This year, the editorial jury is honoring eight outstanding facilities—and the architect/client collaborations responsible for them—that prioritize quality-of-life, community outreach, and sustainability to achieve their goals. The winners will be showcased in the May issue of RECORD.

GE Renewable Energy Global Headquarters
Schenectady, New York
Architect: EYP Architecture & Engineering
Client: GE Power Systems Division

Verve Seabright Roastery / Verve Pacific Avenue Café 
Santa Cruz, California
Architect: Fuse Architects + Builders
Client: Verve Coffee Roasters

Missouri Bank – Brookside, Crossroads, and Downtown branches
Kansas City
Architect: Helix Architecture + Design
Client: Missouri Bank & Trust

1300 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California
Architect: KAA Design
Clients: Stroyke Properties / California Buildings, Inc.

Facebook Data Center
Prineville, Oregon
Architect: Sheehan Partners, Ltd.
Client: Facebook

Kia Motors America Research and Development Headquarters
Irvine, California
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Client: Kia Motors America, Inc.

Starbucks Cafés
Locations: The Bank, Amsterdam; Ohori Park, Fukuoka, Japan; Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando (designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates), Dazaifu, Japan; Reclamation Drive-Through and Walk-Up Café, Tukwila, Washington
Architect: Starbucks Global Store Development
Client: Starbucks Coffee Company

200 Fifth Avenue
New York City
Architect: STUDIOS Architecture
Client: L&L Holding Company

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