EARNED, NOT GIVEN.
The Mortarr Awarrds MMXX celebrate the most inspiring pros and brands in the commercial construction and design industry in 2019. Mortarr Awarrds honor subscribers making waves within the industry, and across the globe through their extraordinary work changing the skyline of the built environment and the digital landscape.
This isn't one of those award show rackets that charges you to enter or forces you to listen to some presenter drone on about why they're amazing and you're not. You don't even have to fly to a host city and make small talk with strangers.
We set out to assemble a panel of judges unlike the world has ever seen. Queue the music. Like any good team-building scene, we music montaged our way through an action sequence and recruited some of the brightest minds in commercial design, marketing, and photography to help give credit where credit is due. Meet the team that'll save the world from mediocrity.
Alexandra is the Associate Director of Materials at the International Living Future Institute, overseeing strategic technical development of the Declare and Living Product Challenge standards and industry harmonization efforts. She also leads a group of leading manufacturers called the Living Product 50 as well as efforts to engage the entire building industry value chain around the business case for sustainability.
Elizabeth is the design & brand strategy principal at HDR. A seasoned design leader with professional experience across multiple industries, she leads the architecture firm’s efforts to advance a holistic approach to design, embracing not only the built form, but branding, curation and the development of user experience from every angle.
Beth writes about a wide range of topics related to the flooring industry — architecture and design, floor- and wall-covering products, trends and technology. Additionally, she designs online content for the various social media platforms.
As Creative Director at RSP Architects, Jackie is responsible for building the firm’s national brand and reputation, which requires a mix of promotion and storytelling. Her team handles both internal and external communication efforts across RSP’s 5 offices, 350 employees and multiple markets.
Lily is the senior material expert at Material Bank, the world’s largest architectural and design-focused material resource library. After studying art history, Lily worked in product development for some of the most recognizable brands in the home furnishings industry including Williams-Sonoma and Tiffany & Co. Parlaying her passion for product, design, and the built environment, she joined ICRAVE, a dynamic interior and experience design firm in New York City, as a material and resource specialist. There she was a BETA tester for Material Bank and she realized, “there was no better way to engage with the design community on a grand scale.” After more than 6 years at ICRAVE, she joined Material Bank in February, 2019.