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PRO AV Announces 11 Spotlight Award Winners

PRO AV magazine and PRO AV Online today announced 11 winners of its first annual PRO AV Spotlight Awards program. The Spotlight Awards recognize the best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, educational, and other non-residential applications.

PRO AV magazine and PRO AV Online today announced 11 winners of its first annual PRO AV Spotlight Awards program. The Spotlight Awards recognize the best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, educational, and other non-residential applications.

"We're extremely proud of the Spotlight Awards program," said Brad Grimes, Editor of PRO AV and PRO AV Online. "The enthusiasm of the AV community was greater than we expected in our inaugural year and we're excited to see this program grow in the coming years. It's our way of recognizing some fantastic work in professional audio/video integration that to date has gone largely unrewarded."

Entries came into PRO AV from around the United States and Canada, in vertical market categories including Corporate, Retail, Education, House of Worship, Government, Health Care, Entertainment/Arts, and Hospitality/Restaurant. Entered projects varied in scope from corporate boardrooms to university buildings, with AV budgets ranging from $25,000 to $4 million.

"It wasn't until after the judging that we realized the geographic breadth of the winners," said Grimes. "Almost every PRO AV Spotlight Award winner is from a different state, showing that great work is happening everywhere."

The first annual PRO AV Spotlight Award winners are:

Best Corporate AV Project
One Haworth Center (Holland, Mich.)
AV Integrator: AVI-SPL, Tampa, Fla. (completed by the former SPL)
Architect: Perkins + Will | Eva Maddox Branded Environments, Chicago

Best Education AV Project
Santa Clara University Learning Commons (Santa Clara, Calif.)
AV Integrator: Riverview Systems Group, San Jose, Calif.
AV Consultant: The Sextant Group, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Architect: Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Los Angeles

Best Entertainment/Arts AV Project
The Newseum (Washington, D.C.)
AV Integrator: Communications Engineering, Newington, Va.
AV Consultant: SH Acoustics LLC, Milford, Conn.
Architect: Polshek Partnership Architects LLC, New York

Best Government AV Project (Federal)
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Headquarters Command Operations Center (Honolulu)
AV Integrator: Audio Video Systems, Chantilly, Va.

Best Government AV Project (State & Local)
Illinois House and Senate Chambers (Springfield, Ill.)
AV Integrator: Bennett Electronics, Pontiac, Ill.
AV Consultant: Lipp A/V Design, Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Architect: Vinci Hamp Architects, Chicago

Best Health Care AV Project
Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building (Philadelphia)
AV Integrator: AVSG, Broomall, Pa.
AV Consultant: RJC Designs, Glen Burnie, Md.
Architect: Burt Hill, Philadelphia

Best Hospitality/Restaurant AV Project
STATS Sports Restaurant (Atlanta)
AV Integrator: AVI-SPL, Tampa, Fla. (completed by the former AVI)
Architect: ASD, Atlanta

Best House of Worship AV Project
First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
AV Integrator: Communications Engineering, Newington, Va.
AV Consultant: RLC Designs, Glen Burnie, Md.
Architect: HH Architects, Dallas

Best Retail AV Project
Harley Davidson High Desert (Meridian, Idaho)
AV Integrator: AATronics, Boise

PRO AV Spotlight Judges' Award
Adopt-a-Room/University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital (Minneapolis)
AV Integrator: Graybow Communications Group, Golden Valley, Minn.
Architect: Perkins and Will, Minneapolis

PRO AV Spotlight Judges' Award
One World Lounge (Los Angeles)
AV Integrator: Pro Sound CA, North Hollywood, Calif.
AV Consultant: Veneklasen Associates, Santa Monica, Calif.
Architect: Gensler, Santa Monica, Calif.

"The inaugural PRO AV Spotlight Awards recognize the most outstanding AV projects," said Jon Yoffie, associate publisher of PRO AV. "The goal of the new Spotlight Awards program is not only to recognize excellence in AV design but also to offer inspiration to the entire AV community. These award-winning projects set the bar for quality and innovation."



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