Hello, I am Scott Rogers senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Sub-Zero Group. It is my honor to kick-off this winner announcement video. This is Sub-Zero Group’s 14th Kitchen Design Contest and we could not be happier about the quantity and quality of the entries. Our judges spent a week judging over 1700 entries here at our headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. After a lot of discussion and several debates we are ready to announce our 29 finalists and one student winner. So, without further ado here are the 2019 to 2021 Kitchen Design Contest finalists and student winner!
VO: Our first finalist is “Baby I’m Home” by designer Mikal Otten from Exquisite Kitchen Design in Denver, Colorado
America’s heartland is home to this Western Retreat in Winnetka, Illinois. Celeste Robbins of Robbins Architecture, designer.
Then we travel across the Pacific to Sydney, Australia and “Bay House” designed by Meryl Hare and co-entrant Kristie Nixon of Hare-plus-Klein.
VO: Since we’re already on the continent, our next finalist is from South Melbourne, Australia. Here is “Brighton House” designed by Adam Kane of Adam Kane Architects.
This finalist was created by Brendan Bader and co-entrant Jillian Bader of Modern Nest in Scottsdale, Arizona entitled, “Tulum House”.
Trevor Wallace of Reflect Architecture in Toronto, Ontario, Canada created this Victorian Revitalization finalist.
Next is “The Cultivated Kitchen” by Karen Ferguson and co-entrant Robert Tretsch of Harrison Design in Atlanta, Georgia.
Now back to the land down under with “Canberra” designed by Darren Genner and co-entrant Simona Castagna (cas-TAG-nuh) at Studio Minosa in Alexandria, Australia.
Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to designer Kristine Anderson and co-entrant Carl Olson of P-K-A Architecture along with co-entrants Lauren Buxbaum of Nate Berkus Interiors and Randy Haapala of H-N-H Homes. Here’s their “Highlands Residence Kitchen”.
This Rare and Well Done finalist was created by Doug Durbin of NuHaus in Chicago, Illinois.
And the Aussies have another finalist with “Centennial Park Residence” from Sydney’s Jonathan Spicer at Spicer Architecture and co-entrant Isabella Harris of Isabella Harris Design.
This “Modern Mediterranean” was created by Brooke Voss and co-entrants Katie Gustafson of Brook Voss Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brian Grabski at Design and Made, Brody Schmid of Nor-Son Custom Builders, and James McNeal with James McNeal Architecture and Design.
Heading back up to Canada we find the “Memphremagog Lake House”. This kitchen was created by Montreal, Québec designer Stephane Rasselet of naturehumaine architecture and design.
Next we travel south to Paradise Valley, Arizona and the “Texas Hill Country Home” by Barbara Foley and co-entrant Kim Bouton of Bouton and Foley Interiors, Incorporated.
This Penthouse Wine Room with a View is the inspiration of Steve Karp of Bentwood of Chicago.
Our next finalist is Christopher Gavralas of Latitude 37 in Melbourne, Australia and “Sanctuary”.
Before we go any further we would like to announce our Student Winner; Afnan Bashaikh of Drexel University in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with 1706 Rittenhouse Square. It’s always inspiring to see the talent of these young design professionals. Congratulations!
Now back to our finalists and a little “Southern Charm” from April Tomlin of April Tomlin Interiors in Nashville, Tennessee.
Back to the Midwest for “The Bump-Out” designed by Cara Mamott of Haven Design Group in Geneva, Illinois and co-entrants Dan McFadden and Debbie Larson of PB Kitchen Design.
Now up to Winnipeg, Canada for Dovide Secter and co-entrant Lloyd Secter of Secter Architecture-plus- Design, Limited and their “Living Lounge”.
Back across the ocean to Richmond, Australia and John Bornas at Workroom with his Kenley Court Residence.
Andrea Swan of Swan Architecture in Minneapolis, Minnesota designed this finalist entitled “Red Door Retreat” along with co-entrants Sue Weldon of Harris Weldon Interiors, and Kareem Reda (REE-dah) of Anderson Reda.
A little north of the border brings us to “Cedar Grove Residence” from Josianne Berube of AKA architecture+design, Incorporated in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
Next up is Farm to Table Juice Bar and Bar-be-cue Porch. This entry is from Lynnette Sandgren at Renaissance Homes in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
This “Redwood Retreat” was designed by Mick De Giulio (duh-JOOL-ee-oh) and co-entrants Kathy Manzella and Gregg Webb of de Giulio Kitchen Design in Wilmette, Illinois.
Now on to South Yarra, Australia for Mim Design’s Miriam Fanning and her “Horizon Flinders” entry.
Heading back to the States to North End Kitchen designed by Bruce Kading of Bruce Kading Interior Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Our next finalist is “Into the Woods” submitted by Carolina Chavez and co-entrant Cesar Chavez at C Squared Design+Build in sunny Valencia, California.
And our final finalist: The Roxborough from Jack Creasy of Jack Creasy Design in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and co-entrant Rhonda Thornton of Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry.
Jim Bakke: To everyone who entered our kitchen design contest your work is truly outstanding! I would like to personally thank all of you. Congratulations to all of our finalists and student winner. I look forward to spending time with you in Nashville this coming October!