2019 Celebration Awards | Excellence in Design Nomination Form
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The MNCREW Celebration Awards honor the people and projects who contribute to commercial real estate success in Minnesota. The Celebration Awards align with MNCREW's mission "To ignite the commercial real estate industry through the collective achievements and unique strengths of women" and values of Excellence, Community, Leadership Advancement and Impact.

Thank you to our event sponsors C.M. Architecture (CMA), Commercial Partners Title, KOMA and media sponsor Finance & Commerce!

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Event: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Midpointe Event Center
Submittal project requirements include:
*    The project does not need to be in Minnesota.
*    The project team as listed on the nomination must include at least one MNCREW member.
*    Project or business transaction must have been completed between September 2018 and August 2019.
*    A project can be submitted in multiple categories as long as it fits the requirements for that category.
Excellence in Design Award

The Excellence in Design award recognizes exceptional interior or exterior design and the intentional and impactful design decisions that go into a project.

Architecture and interior design are fundamental, critical and often the most visible and tangible attributes of a real estate project. Exceptional design connects the functional, emotional and organizational needs of a client with the environment that will align with these goals. Designers therefore must exhibit not just excellence in design and technical expertise but must also possess the ability to connect with and understand the users of the space/building.

This award supports the MNCREW values of Excellence, Leadership and Impact.

Judging Attributes
The judging panel will use the following attributes to rank, review and discuss the Excellence in Design nominations:
*    Visual impact of design
*    Whether strategic goals of client are met by the design
*    Impact of new or innovative design strategies, material or technologies
*    Successfully overcoming obstacles or challenges
*    Project impact as evidenced by testimonials
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Nominator's Name 


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Nominator's Email

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Project Name 


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List the members of the team, including name, email, company, role and occupation. Indicate MNCREW members with an asterisk (*).  


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Size of the project (square footage) 


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Value of the project/transaction ($) 


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Describe how the design aligns with the client's needs. 


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Describe innovative design strategies, building materials or technologies used. 


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Describe any obstacles and how the team collaborated to solve them.  


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For exterior design projects: describe the impact and enhancement to the surrounding neighborhood.


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Testimonials from the client or other key stakeholders (if available).


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Please provide 1-6 photos that show the overall project and highlight important elements of the project (before and after photos are recommended).  


Email photos to info@mncrew.org and reference the awards category and project name. PNG or JPG files accepted; 10 MB limit per email.


Please check below to indicate if you will send photos.  

Yes, I will send photos to support my nomination
No, I do not plan to send photos