Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana brings home gold at IIDA MADA design awards.

On Friday, April 26, 2013, BRR brought home the Gold Award in the ‘Hospitality’ category for Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana at the IIDA Mid America Design Awards (MADA). MADA is a biennial event that recognizes exceptional quality of interior design work within the Kansas City and Wichita City centers. Project judging was based on “innovation, functionality and implementation of design through use of materials, color, balance and light, and overall design intent.”

BRR’s winning project, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, was a tenant improvement of a shell retail space within the upscale Station Park Shopping Center in Farmington, Utah. Jury comments highlighted the overall design of the space, the materiality and, in particular, the barrel vault ceiling and lowered wood rafter ceiling that are defining elements within the space. Jury member Betsy Vohs delivered the jury’s comments, stating:

“The interior design of this space is really amazing. It’s in a mall in sort of a traditional architecture, and then you walk in and you’re totally transformed into a place that feels authentically Italian. The space is divided into two different areas and this beautifully-detailed ceiling kind of connects it all together. The materiality is really great; I think the handling of the different spaces creates intimacy. Again, look at that ceiling detail. If you take one thing and you push it and make it your entire concept, which you could have done with the oven but instead you did it with the ceiling, it becomes really compelling.”

The jury, comprised of leaders from the architecture and interior design industry, included Betsy Vohs, Senior Associate with Gensler Minneapolis; Scott Hierlinger, Design Director with NELSON Minneapolis; Chris Coldoff, Principal with Gensler Los Angeles; and Bill Miller, Director of Facility Operations at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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