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FOX Architects Takes Home Top Honors at the 2011 IIDA Premiere Awards

April 5, 2011

(APRIL 5, 2011) – Last night FOX Architects, a Washington, D.C.-based interior design and architecture firm, received two Mid-Atlantic IIDA awards at the annual Premiere Design Awards Ceremony hosted in Washington, DC. The winning project, American Chemistry Council, received both a Gold Award for its category (Commercial Interiors (20,000 to 100,000 SF) and the evening’s top honor, the Pinnacle Award which was selected from among all the Gold Award recipients. Completed in September of 2010, the project included a complete build-out of the new 92,000 square foot corporate headquarters (82,000 tenant space; 10,000 mission critical). The building’s saw toothed shape provided a unique challenge, and inspiration, for the design, large-scale space branding, furnishing and corporate signage. Communication elements included iconic images and graphics elements which reinforced ACC’s core message of chemistry as an integral part of everyday life.

“We are very proud to be a part of an amazing roster of great projects that were honored last night,” said Andy Yeh, Managing Principal, FOX Architects, “It was great to have this highly prestigious project recognized by our peers in the industry.”

Congratulations to the other award recipients. For the full list of finalists please visit:

The FOX team included Sabret Flocos, Andy Yeh, Damon Josue, Nathan Ferrance, Mariana Gonzalez, and Erika Manno. Special thanks to our colleagues who contributed to the success of this project: Greg Lubar and Mark Montgomery from Jones Lang LaSalle, Lew Brode from Greenman-Pedersen, Inc (GPI), Steve Richbourg and Brian Kriz from HITT Contracting Inc., Jill Spaeth from Citizen Creative, and members of Thornton Tomasetti.

About FOX Architects, LLC: 
Ranked among the Largest Design Firms in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, FOX Architects is an award-winning firm of 50+ Architects, Interior Designers, and Graphic Designers with offices in Virginia and Washington, DC. Our portfolio highlights expertise in academic facilities, corporate commercial headquarter campuses, government/contractors, technology, law firms, associations, and mixed-use projects at the local and national level. Our unique multi-disciplined design strategy seamlessly incorporates both our base building architecture and interior design capabilities. The partnership of these two disciplines ensures that each project will be conceived and constructed from the inside out, and the outside in. For more information visit us online at and follow us on Twitter @FOXArchitects.

About MAC IIDA: The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (MAC) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of interior design among professionals and expanding the awareness and appreciation of interior design among the general public.