Back in 2005, after realizing that the Acadiana region lacked significant recognition of the talented work of local architects, home designers and interior designers and decorators, The Independent launched The INDesign Awards. And every year since, we have brought to readers some of the finest examples of commercial and residential architecture and interiors in the marketplace, work we believe stacks up among the most creative taking place throughout the South. And each year the residential winners were listed in The Independent, along with profiles of those taking home the Gold awards.
This year, however, we’re doing something a little different, as select projects will be spotlighted in upcoming issues of our new magazine, The Current.
Every year we also honor the finest commercial projects, featuring them in our business publication ABiz. Look for this year’s winners in commercial architecture, interior design, historic preservation and urban planning in the March-April issue of ABiz, and even more design coverage in upcoming issues of The Current.
The 2017 INDesign Awards Luncheon recognizing the winners is set for Thursday, April 6, at City Club at River Ranch.
We’d like to once again thank our panel of judges, among them Beth Miller, an interior designer and professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Miller returned for the 12th consecutive year to judge the interiors of our entries.
Eddie Cazayoux, former director of UL Lafayette’s School of Architecture & Design and a past winner of the UL College of the Arts’ SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award, led a team of local architects and professors who judged the architecture of the projects.