Parsippany Designers win 2014 Design of Excellence Awards

SDG Design Team, from left, Suzan Lucas Santiago, Principal; Debra Ryan, Senior Interior Designer; Oswald Samuels, Architectural Designer; not pictured is Wendy Cruz-Gonzalez.

PARSIPPANY — The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers presented Awards for Design Excellence in Corporate Design to two Interior Designers of SANTIAGO design group, of Parsippany at the Bi-Annual Awards Dinner.

Suzan Lucas Santiago, ASID, NJ CID, Principal at SANTIAGO design group, llc received the Gold Award in Large Corporate ( 50+ employees) for designing the 40,000 sf corporate offices for New York Life Insurance Company located in New York City; a Gold Award of Design Excellence in a Single Corporate Space for designing the 6,000 square feet,300 seat Auditorium of New York Life Insurance Co. located in New York. Santiago also earned a Gold Award of Design Excellence in the Health Care category for the design of a 4,000 square foot Corporate Employee Health Department.

A Gold Award has gone to Wendy Cruz-Gonzalez, ASID, an Interior Designer at SDG, for her involvement in the design of NY Life’s Auditorium.

Universal Design Recognition Awards were also presented to Suzan for the three Gold Awarded projects, noting they are Interior spaces accessible to all people, regardless of levels of ability or mobility, age, gender or physical stature without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

SANTIAGO design group is an Interior Planning and Design firm, located at 75 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha.

2014 is the 16th consecutive year these Interior Designers have received Awards for Excellence in Contract Design from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID NJ) totaling 44 since the Awards’ inception in 1992 for projects in the Tri-State area.

SANTIAGO design group provides such varied services as: Feasibility Studies, Existing Facility Surveys, Programming, Space Planning, and Interior Design. Areas of expertise are Corporate Headquarters, Law Offices, Healthcare, Retail, Condominiums and Hospitality projects.

The Design of Excellence Awards were presented by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers at The Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ. ASID is the oldest and largest professional association for Interior Designers. Headquartered in Washington, DC. ASID provides more than 31,500 members with ongoing support, education and resources.






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