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National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Announces the 2022 Design + Industry Award Winners

Feb 7, 2022

The annual competition recognizes excellence in design and execution

Orlando, FL— (February 7, 2022) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) opened the 2022 live event with “An Evening of Elegance”  – the highly anticipated National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design + Industry Awards on February 7, 2022, at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida.  The sold-out awards ceremony, held annually, recognizes the design professionals and projects that are setting the bar for the way we live, work and entertain in our homes.  Each reflects the purpose of the Association – envisioning a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The program was generously sponsored by Beko appliances (platinum partner), 2020 Design Software and Home Depot.

NKBA’s CEO Bill Darcy and EVP & CSO Suzie Williford hosted the ceremonies, presenting 28 awards during the evening, including the NKBA Student Design Competition winners as well as the NKBA Innovative Showroom Awards Competition winners.

NKBA 2022 Kitchen & Bath Design Competition Winners

BEST OVERALL KITCHEN

Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CLIPP, CR, Owner and Founder, Konst Kitchen Interior Design

BEST OVERALL BATH

Gina D’Amore Bauerle, Partner and Interior Designer at D’Amore Interiors 

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN, LARGE (250 Square Feet and Over)

  • First Place
    Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CLIPP, CR, Owner and Founder, Konst Kitchen Interior Design
  • Second Place
    Kristin Petro, Owner, Kristin Petro Interiors
  • Third Place
    Amir Ilin, President, Küche+Cucina

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN, SMALL (Under 250 Square Feet)

  • First Place
    Shai Arviv, CEO and Chief Designer, Decori Kitchens
  • Second Place
    Andrew Mikhael, Owner, Andrew Mikhael Architect
  • Third Place
    Doug Walter, CMKBD, Owner, Doug Walter Architects
    Co-Designer: Katy Skye Booream, Katy Skye Interiors

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN, LARGE (250 Square Feet and Over)

  • First Place
    Shea Pumarejo, CMKBD, Owner and Principal Designer, Younique Designs
  • Second Place
    Reisa Pollard, Lead Designer and Owner, Beyond Beige Interior Design
    Co-Designer: Megan Bouchard, Senior Designer, Beyond Beige Interior Design
  • Third Place
    Shai Arviv, CEO and Chief Designer, Decori Kitchens
    Co-Designer: Elizabeth Gray, Elizabeth Ann Décor

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN, SMALL (Under 250 Square Feet)

  • First Place
    Courtney Zanelli, CMKBD, Courtney Zanelli, LLC
  • Second Place
    Ami McKay, Founder and creative designer of PURE Design Inc.
  • Third Place
    Kimberly Platt, Designer, Mannino Cabinetry
    Co-Designer: Rosario Mannino, AIA, LEED AP, RS Mannino Architecture

CONTEMPORARY BATH, LARGE (250 Square Feet and Over)

  • First Place
    Sandra Diaz-Velasco, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect, EOLO A&I Design
  • Second Place
    Patricia Calasich, Designer-in-Chief, KasaMia Interiors
  • Third Place
    Gina D’Amore Bauerle, Partner and Interior Designer at D’Amore Interiors 

CONTEMPORARY BATH, SMALL (Under 250 Square Feet)

  • First Place
    Gina D’Amore Bauerle, Partner and Interior Designer at D’Amore Interiors 
  • Second Place
    Sandra Diaz-Velasco, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect, EOLO A&I Design
  • Third Place
    Candace Nordquist, CMKBD, CLIPP, Owner, Candace Nordquist Interiors

TRADITIONAL BATH, LARGE (250 Square Feet and Over)

  • First Place
    Shea Pumarejo, CMKBD, Owner and Principal Designer, Younique Designs
  • Second Place
    Catherine Jake Galang, Founder, Ilustracion By Jake
  • Third Place
    Gina D’Amore Bauerle, Partner and Interior Designer at D’Amore Interiors 

TRADITIONAL BATH, SMALL (Under 250 Square Feet)

  • First Place
    Christine Morris Spillar, Owner, Christine Spillar Interior Design, LLC
  • Second Place
    Michele Youell, Principal, Natural Domain Interiors
  • Third Place
    Wanda Weston, CKBD, Principal Designer, WW Design Studio

CLAY LYON BUILDER-REMODELER

  • First Place
    Megan Jean Tennant, Forte Design Studio

OUTDOOR KITCHEN

  • First Place
    Candace Norquist, CMKBD, CLIPP, Candace Norquist Interiors

Click here for 2022 winning images.

Judges for the two-round competition included Katie Brockman, principal, Katie Brockman & Co.; Anne-Marie Brunet, CMKBD, Sheridan Interiors Inc; Nar Bustamante, NAR Design Group; Lori Carroll, Lori Carroll & Associates; Young Huh, Young Huh, Interior Design; Peggy McGowen, CMBKD, Kitchen & Bath Concepts; John Petrie, CMKBD, Mother Hubbard’s Cabinetry; Natasha Selhi, publisher, KBB; and Carisha Swanson, special projects director, House Beautiful.

Student Design Competition Winners

Also recognized at the awards ceremony were the winners of the 2022 Student Design Competition. Approximately 200 kitchen submissions and 200 bath submissions were completed into the contest which was sponsored by Fisher & Paykel. Students were able to enter one or both categories.

BATH

  • First Place – Fatimah Satya – Mt. San Antonio College
  • Second Place – Holli Jacobsen – Weber State University
  • Third Place – Shannon Larsen – Arapahoe Community College

KITCHEN

  • First Place – Rania Bouza – Mt. San Antonio College
  • Second Place – Elma Kim – Cañada College
  • Third Place – Darya Oswald, AKBD – Century College

Innovative Showroom Awards

Awards were also presented to the winners of the NKBA Innovative Showroom Awards, recognizing the 

most creative, innovative and experiential kitchen and bath showrooms in North America. In this age of digital/online shopping, it’s especially important to recognize showroom spaces that engage customers in unique and memorable ways. These awards acknowledge the creative design professionals—architects, technology integrators, designers, furniture makers and display experts—who are masters of design, marketing and sales.

The judges for the 2022 NKBA Innovative Showroom Award were:

Kristen Elder, Ferguson; Jason Artus, AKBD, Dovetail Sales LLC; and Sarah Kahn Turner, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath.

Best Traditional Independent – Medium
Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio
Nashville, TN
https://designgalleria.net/

https://nkba.imagerelay.com/fl/4f287d068377403f96f10054b96f7033

Best Brand-specific – non-selling
Middleby Residential Dallas Showroom
Dallas, TX
https://www.middlebyresidential.com/dallas-showroom/

https://nkba.imagerelay.com/fl/cde250b0154949abb791fe5f80d9b1cb

Best Multi-Location Showroom – Medium
Fiandre
https://www.granitifiandre.com/

https://nkba.imagerelay.com/fl/ff51085125cc4009b220d423cf89f53c

Best Multi-Location Showroom- Large

The Stone Collection

https://nkba.imagerelay.com/fl/594507c85ef64bce8869b9acda36f22c

Chairman’s Award

Also honored during the ceremony was this year’s recipient of the NKBA Chairman’s Award. Regarded as one the association’s highest honors, the NKBA Chairman’s Award was created to recognize industry leaders for their unparalleled positive impact on the NKBA and the industry. The winner of the 2022 NKBA Chairman’s Award was presented by Bill Darcy and Suzie Williford to Kohler accepted by Kohler Kitchen and Bath North America President Shawn Oldenhoff.

Click here for award images.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the professional certifications and learning, community and events. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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