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Architectural Record Announces 2013 Excellence in Advertising Awards

NEW YORK - June 21, 2013 – Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Construction's prestigious publication, has presented its 17th Annual Excellence in Advertising Awards to 62 individual companies and agencies.  The awards breakfast hosted more than 300 manufacturers, agencies, and architects in Denver today during the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition.

More than 150 advertisements were judged.  Advertisements were considered from the first four issues of 2013 in Architectural Record (in print and online) and in the January/February issue of GreenSource. Winners were judged for content and graphic presentation by a jury of 10 admired architects from across the country, representing the breadth of the profession.  Esteemed jury members included: Billie Tsien of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; Rand Elliott of Elliott & Associates Architects; Michael Winters, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C of Fentress Architects; Marlene Imirzian, FAIA of Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects; Graham Hogan, AIA, LEED of Antoine Predock Architects; Tania Salgado, AIA, LEED AP of RNL Design; Tim Kwiatkowski, AIA of FGM Architects; Rich Cogburn, AIA, LEED AP of Cooper Carry, Inc.; Diane Rogers, AIA, IIDA, LEED ID+C of SmithGroup JJR; Setareh Soltani, LEED AP of PGAL.

 "Powerful advertising not only informs but drives readers to action. This year’s winners took varied, distinctive approaches to engage the reader and inspire them. I'm thrilled for our winners and wish them, and all of our advertisers, continued success," said Laura Viscusi, vice president, McGraw-Hill Construction Media and publisher, Architectural Record.

This year's winners include:

Best in Class:
   • Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. - KleinMickaelianPartners
   • Duravit USA, Inc.
   • Landscape Forms
   • MechoSystems
   • Rocky Mountain Hardware - Burchiellaro Design
   • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
   • BEGA-US
   • Bulthaup Corporation
   • Kawneer Company, Inc. - Function
   • The Modern Fan Co.
   • Armstrong Ceiling Systems – Zban Advertising
   • Bluebeam Software, Inc.
   • VT Industries – Noble
   • CertainTeed Gypsum – Think Tank Studio
   • Construction Specialities – Brian J. Ganton & Associates
   • Epson America, Inc. – M&C Saatchi
   • UL – Brierton Design

Honorable Mention:
   • Focal Point
   • Diamond Spas
   • Kim Lighting
   • Prodema NA – I Love You Agency
   • SIAFS – Atomic Sky
   • U.S. Concrete
   • UL - MBLM

Online Ad Awards:
Best in Class:
   • Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. - KleinMickaelianPartners
   • Epson America, Inc. – M&C Saatchi
   • Hunter Douglas Contract – Post & Beam
   • Nedlaw Living Walls
   • UL - MBLM
   • Bluebeam Software, Inc.
   • Guardian Industries Corp. – Carton Donofrio Partners, Inc.
   • Klein USA Inc. - ab+c
Honorable Mention:
   • Cascade Coil Drapery, Inc.
   • Forestry Innovation Investment – rethink Wood
   • Softwood Lumber Board - rethink Wood

User Engagement – Awards:
   • Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. - KleinMickaelianPartners
   • Nora Systems
   • PPG Coatings – Pipitone Group
   • PPG Glass – Pipitone Group

Honorable Mention:
   • Amtico
   • Forms+Surfaces
   • Marvin Window – Martin Williams
   • MechoSystems
   • ThyssenKrupp Elevator
   • Tile of Spain – Frank Advertising
   • Walker Zanger

Continuing Education Top 10 Article Sponsor Awards:
   • Otis Elevator Company
   • rethink Wood
   • The ASI Group
Honorable Mention:
   • Excel Dryer
   • Holcim US, Inc.
   • Huber Engineered Woods
   • Rocky Mountain Hardware
   • Selux
   • Umicore Building Products
   • Woodworks

Continuing Education Top Interactive Sponsor Awards:
   • Danze, Inc.
   • Epro Services, Inc.
   • Florida Tile, Inc.
Honorable Mention:
   • Armstrong Ceiling Systems
   • Roseburg Forest Products
   • ThyssenKrupp Elevator
   • VaproShield

Essential to the profession for over 120 years, Architectural Record's magazine and website provide industry news and analysis, as well as coverage of design trends, building science, and professional strategies for architects and design professionals. With more than 350,000 followers on Twitter; honored as one of BtoB’s Media Power 50 in 2013; celebrating its 1 millionth test- taker of its Continuing Education courses in the fall of 2012, and being honored with Jesse H. Neal awards earlier this year, and the Grand Neal in 2012, Architectural Record continues its leadership in bringing value to both readers and advertisers.

For more information or photos of the awards, advertisements, or winners, visit

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