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Winners Announced in 2012 Armstrong i2r Design Competition

          Winners Announced in 2012 Armstrong i2r Design Competition

PR Newswire

LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012

LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong World Industries today
announced the four winners of the 2012 i2r (ideas 2 reality) professional
design competition where commercial architects, interior designers and
specifiers showcase their creativity with sketches and installed project
photography using Armstrong Commercial Floors and Armstrong Commercial
Ceilings and Wall Systems in "idea" and "reality" categories. 

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The competition, now in its second year, recognizes outstanding floor and
ceiling design as part of the beauty and function in education, healthcare,
retail, corporate, or hospitality environments. The winners were selected from
over 150 entries from across the United States. Submissions were judged on the
creativity of the design, use of Armstrong products, originality of the design
and the successful incorporation of other interior products. Idea winners were
chosen by online popular vote and Reality winners were judged by a respected
panel of International Interior Design Association (IIDA) professionals.

The 2012 i2r award winners are:

Armstrong Commercial Flooring

  o Reality Winner: Michael McCoy, Michael McCoy Architects, Inc., for the
    Mid-Del Schools - Carl Albert Middle School Home Economics Department, for
    a renovated classroom transformed by Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring,
    NATURAL CREATIONS®.  According to McCoy, "the quality and selection of
    product available is extraordinary, especially given a school's budget."
  o Idea Winner: Amanda McAlpine, AEWorks, for a Laboratory Floor Design
     which uses Armstrong  MEDLEY™ Sheet Flooring for its extensive color
    palette as well as for its installation and maintenance attributes.

Armstrong Commercial Ceiling & Wall Systems

  o Reality Winner: Christina Brown, Eastlake Studio, for Interactive Data,
    where MetalWorks™ ceilings were used in the consolidation of three Chicago
    offices into a new loft space. "The flexibility of the ceiling system
    allowed us to implement the design without product restriction," said
  o Idea Winner: FM Solutions for Infusions^® Pinwheel, an inventive use of
    Infusions Canopies and WoodWorks® ceiling products to represent 'Nature in

As an extra bonus, Armstrong awarded cash prizes to the top two entries that
demonstrated the best use of Clouds or Canopies in Commercial Ceilings and
NATURAL CREATIONS or REJUVENATIONS™ in Commercial Flooring.  The Ceiling/Wall
System special prize was awarded to Bridget Blank, Cunningham Group
Architecture, Inc. for Harrah's™ Cherokee Casino & Hotel  High Limit Slots
Feature for the use of SoundScapes^® Shapes™ Clouds. The Flooring special
prize was awarded to Rachel Smith, John C. Williams Architects, Inc. for the
Gastroenterology Department Flooring Design using NATURAL CREATIONS luxury
vinyl tile.

Each winner receives an exquisite crystal trophy and has the opportunity to
choose a Coalesse Hosu^® Chair by Patricia Urquiola, a $2,000 gift card, or
$2,000 cash equivalent.

The distinguished panel of judges determining winners for the Reality category
were IIDA professionals that included Susanne Molina, IIDA, CID, LEED AP,
ID+C, Klawiter and Associates, Los Angeles, California; Stacy Reed, IIDA, LEED
AP, ID+C, Gensler, Austin, Texas; and  Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, Assoc. AIA,
CID, LEED AP, Hollander Design Group, San Diego, CA.

To view the winning entries, and for information on the 2012 Armstrong i2r
Design Competition, visit

About Armstrong
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of floors and ceilings.  In 2011, Armstrong's consolidated net
sales from continuing operations totaled approximately $2.7 billion. Based in
Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 32 plants in eight countries and has
approximately 8,500 employees worldwide.  For more information, visit

SOURCE Armstrong World Industries

Contact: Cindy O'Neill, Armstrong Commercial Ceilings, +1-717-396-5671,; Michele Zelman, Armstrong Commercial Floors,
+1-718-859-6766, or
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