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Held annually since 1990, Best of NeoCon is the official awards program for NeoCon, honoring outstanding new products from NeoCon exhibiting companies.

Best of NeoCon enters 2021 with a fresh new look and approach. The awards program will feature entries in 58 product categories (17 new this year) evaluated by a diverse jury of leading architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers with expertise spanning commercial, healthcare, institutional and hospitality sectors.


The Submission Platform, available exclusively to NeoCon 2021 exhibitors, is now open and will close on September 9. Winners will be announced at an awards event at NeoCon 2021 on October 4 at theMART.

Best of NeoCon 2021 Jury

Robin Adams Regional Design Lead | Design Director Boston NELSON Boston, MA
Lauren Andrysiak Interior Design Principal HDR Chicago, IL
Mary Bartlett Partner Marmon Mok Architecture San Antonio, TX
Kathleen Benoit Project Manager Architects Alaska Wasilla, AK
Julie Bizer Director Workplace Grubhub Chicago, IL
Robin Cappello Director Austin Energy Austin, TX
Renee Cruse Interior Designer / Facilities Manager University of Michigan / Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor, MI
Corinna D'Ambrosio Senior Interior Designer Ware Malcomb New York, NY
Alexandria Davis Intermediate Designer IA Interior Architects Brooklyn, NY
Nicole DeMuro Associate, Senior Interior Designer Ballinger Philadelphia, PA
Rebecca Dorris-Steiger Senior Designer / Project Manager LB Architects New York, NY
Alexandra Dupnik Designer Interior Architects Boston, MA
Meredith English Job Captain FORGE San Francisco, CA
Laura Fowler Interior Design Project Manager Ware Malcomb Newark, NJ
Julie Gaddis Interior Designer S+JG Design Collaborative, LLC Chattanooga, TN
Ginger Gilden Senior Project Manager MACRO, A Savills Company New York, NY
Kate Hallinan Designer Ballinger Philadelphia, PA
Rouba Haykal Senior Designer Self Employed Methuen, MA
Madeline Hill Senior Associate Array Architects Washington, D.C.
Katelyn Hoffman Interior Designer HOK San Francisco, CA
Brooke Horan Senior Interior Designer Perkins and Will New York, NY
Samantha Hurrell Interior Designer HOK St. Louis, MO
Kelly Jahn Principal Kelly Jahn Interior Architecture & Design Rochester, NY
Claudia Kakareka VP, Project Management Group CRESA Washington, D.C.
Fauzia Khanani Principal Studio For New York, NY
Janet Kobylka Senior Interior Designer Workplace Solutions Dallas, TX
Michelle Kollmann Associate Principal Ayers Saint Gross Tempe, AZ
Khoo Chialing Koss Senior Workplace Strategist Amazon Bellevue, WA
Paul Lewandowski Principal PaulDesignsProject Portland, ME
Dwayne MacEwen Principal DMAC Architecture Evanston, IL
Mackenzie McCulloch Director of Design - Interiors HOK St. Louis, MO
Lori McGilberry Managing Principal The Kilter Dallas, TX
Caroline McNulty Project Manager Ware Malcomb Oak Brook, IL
Karen Muraoka Principal Karen Muraoka Interior Design Honolulu, HI
Janeallilson Ng Interior Designer Solomon Cordwell Buenz Chicago, IL
Terre Paller Interior Design Director NELSON WW Atlanta, GA
Susan Pavlovksy Senior Associate / Senior Design TPG Architecture New York, NY
Lauren Perich Interior Designer Studio O+A San Francisco, CA
Elizabeth Peterson Principal Stantec Architecture Washington, D.C.
Aimee Platt Associate Vice President CannonDesign Chicago, IL
Rita Radley Interior Design Leader CannonDesign St. Louis, MO
Anna Ratkoviak Program Manager - Concepts Store Design T-Mobile Burien, WA
Linnea Rehnke Manager Capital Projects Advocate Aurora Health Downers Grove, IL
Dawn Riegel Director of Interior Architecture & Design Ware Malcomb Oak Brook, IL
Meray Rofail Designer Interior Architects New York, NY
Juli Sproules Manager of Real Estate - Workplace Design Latham & Watkins New York, NY
Katie Titi Facilities Space Planner Pfizer San Diego, CA
Amy Williams Manager, US Facilities and Workplace Services NetJets Columbus, OH
Katie Williams Global, Senior Facilities Planner Dell Technologies Hopkinton, MA
Gail Wozniak Designer Solomon Cordwell Buenz Chicago, IL
Yoko Yarita Founding Partner ROKK Architecture New Alexandria, VA
Tiffany Young Interior Designer Slingshot Architecture Des Moines, IA