This year's entries demonstrated that despite the recent economic challenges, organizations continue to look to AV professionals to build audiovisual systems that are increasingly essential to how they operate.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2010
PRO AV and ARCHITECT magazines, published by Hanley Wood LLC, and InfoComm International, the leading nonprofit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide, today announced 16 winners of the third annual PRO AV Spotlight Awards program.
The Spotlight Awards recognize the best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, education, entertainment, government, and other markets. This year, for the first time, PRO AV recognized excellence in residential installations.
Entries were judged by a panel of PRO AV, ARCHITECT and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING editors, contributors, and AV systems integrators and consultants. Winners had to demonstrate effective collaboration among integrators, designers, architects, and end-users, as well as technical innovation and design excellence.
"The Spotlight Awards program keeps growing every year," said Brad Grimes, editor of PRO AV and PRO AV Online. "This year's entries demonstrated that despite the recent economic challenges, organizations continue to look to AV professionals to build audiovisual systems that are increasingly essential to how they operate. It's been great working with InfoComm and gaining their unique insights into the market."
InfoComm International partnered with PRO AV and ARCHITECT magazines for the 2010 Spotlight Awards. PRO AV and InfoComm International will host a ceremony to recognize the winners at the InfoComm 2010 trade show in Las Vegas, June 9-11. The ceremony will be held June 10 at 5 p.m. PDT at the InfoComm booth in the main lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“InfoComm congratulates the winners for contributing to the functionality of the built environment, without compromising the structural design,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “By creating AV systems that are both innovative and functional, the winners remind architects and building professionals on the value a solid AV team brings to the table.”
Following InfoComm 2010, PRO AV, ARCHITECT and InfoComm International will host an online virtual showcase of the winners with in-depth project slideshows, behind-the-scenes interviews with the winners and judging panel, a look at past winners, and more.
"We are extremely pleased that in three short years the Spotlight Awards have become the most prestigious AV integrator/installer awards in the country," said Jon Yoffie, associate publisher of PRO AV. "We are very appreciative of InfoComm's recognition and support of the program and look forward to the increased visibility award winners and their projects will receive this year at InfoComm, in ARCHITECT magazine, and through a dedicated Spotlight Awards website scheduled to launch this summer."
The 2010 PRO AV Spotlight Award-winning projects and AV integrators and consultants are:
Best Corporate AV Project
Bank of America, CMS Audiovisual Consultants
Best Corporate AV Project (Under $250K)
Boston Scientific Visitors Center, Sensory Environment Design
Best Education AV Project (tie)
NYU Dolan Recording Studio/Research Lab, Walters-Storyk Design Group
Best Education AV Project (tie)
Cuyahoga Community College Center for Creative Arts, Westlake Reed Leskosky
Best Entertainment AV Project
Centre of the Cell, D J Willrich Ltd.
Best Government AV Project (State & Local)
New York City Hall Situation Room, AVI-SPL
Best Government AV Project (Federal)
U.S Army TRADOC Classroom XXI Modernization Program, Audio Video Systems
Best Health Care AV Project
Center for Connected Medicine, The Sextant Group
Best Hospitality AV Project
Stay Hotel, Robert Singer & Associates
Best House of Worship AV Project
The Block, Mankin Media Systems
Best Museum AV Project
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, Design and Production
Best Residential AV Project
Classic Comforts, Electronics Design Group
Best Restaurant/Casino AV Project
Parx Casino, Production Technology Consultants Group
Best Retail AV Project
Peeps & Company, RTKL Associates
PRO AV Spotlight Judges' Award
Coca Cola Live Site Pavilion, Dangers/Robert Levac Design Services
PRO AV Spotlight Judges' Award
New York City Visitors Information Center, VideoSonic Systems
About PRO AV
PRO AV is the fastest growing magazine in the commercial and residential audio/video industry. A BPA-audited publication, it’s read by 20,000 professional AV integrators, contractors, consultants, resellers, and their end users. Its editorial coverage focuses on the day-to-day information needs of readers, including professional advice, how-to information, tips, strategies, and tactics for working with audio, video, IT, and emerging technologies.
About InfoComm International®
InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training, standards and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Asia and China. Additional information is available at http://www.infocomm.org.
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including Builder, Remodeling, Custom Home, Concrete Construction and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including Builder Online, Remodeling Online, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.
Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is one of the ten largest B-to-B media companies in the United States. Hanley Wood is owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, which uses CCMP Capital Advisors to manage this investment.