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The 6th Annual CODAawards

The winners have been announced

The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Commissioned Art Matters - and the CODAawards celebrate this. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.

All individuals involved in the collaborative process of creating spaces are encouraged to enter:

  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Public Art Administrators
  • Art Consultants
  • Industry Resources
  • Technologists
  • Cross-disciplinary creators
  • Landscape Architects

All entrants are:

  • Seen and juried by the world's top art and design professionals.
  • Given a FREE 1-year digital subscription to Interior Design magazine.
  • Featured on the CODAworx "Entries" page starting the day they enter.
  • And, the Top 100 are given the opportunity to win one of two People's Choice awards, where design professionals, enthusiasts, and friends vote for their favorite project.

Winners and their projects are:

  • Promoted through an international PR campaign, delivering unparalleled public recognition through print, social media, and digital presence throughout the year.
  • Announced in Interior Design magazine, the leading design authority.
  • Individually featured with a six-page spread in Abraxas Lifestyle magazine and through other key partners.
  • Showcased on CODAworx.com and given a one-year Creative Profile (valued at $500 USD).
  • Featured in a four-month exhibition at The Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C.


Entries are reviewed by a jury of thought leaders in the design, architecture, and art worlds. Our jurors evaluate each entry on three unique criteria across ten categories:

  • The integration of commissioned artwork into site-specific projects, completed since January 2015.
  • The strength of the collaborative process among the creative teams, commissioners, and industry resources.
  • Each winning entry will blend the art and design seamlessly to create a place as art, rather than a place with art.


  1. Commercial
  2. Education
  3. Healthcare
  4. Hospitality
  5. Institutional
  6. Landscape
  7. Liturgical
  8. Public Spaces
  9. Residential
  10. Transportation

Read the Category descriptions →

View the 2017 winners →

Featured Jury

Verda Alexander

Karim Rashid

Michael Rooks

Calvin Tsao

View the whole Jury →

Juror 1 Juror 2 Juror 3 Juror 4 As the co-founder of Studio O+A, the San Francisco design firm responsible for groundbreaking offices at Facebook, Microsoft, Yelp, Cisco and many others, Verda Alexander has spent 27 years in the design industry redefining workplace. Now as she branches off from the commercial mainstream of O+A’s core business, Verda’s new work focuses on expanding the dialogue between design and the arts.

Her concept booth at the 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan speculated on the future of workplace in a world of dwindling resources. Her guest editorship at Metropolis Magazine in April 2018 examined the intersection of technology and interiors. Verda’s current works in progress include a public art commission in Seattle and The Food for Thought Truck, a mobile design lab that will take to the road in late 2018 to collaborate with local communities on design interventions and experimental projects.

Named by Contract Magazine Designer of the Year with Primo Orpilla in 2012, Verda is also a member of Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame. In 2016 Studio O+A received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design.