IIDA Cleveland / Akron Honors Vocon with Multiple Awards

Vocon is honored to have been recognized in multiple categories at the recent International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Cleveland / Akron City Center Design Awards Event on Thursday, October 26th. The IIDA hosts this event every other year celebrating the exemplary interior design projects and successes of IIDA Cleveland / Akron City Center members. This year, the event was hosted at the Truss Event Venue in Cleveland and was an exceptional gathering that brought together talented minds and creative spirits, celebrating outstanding design achievements. The following projects received awards:

Best in the Play Category – Fahrenheit

Collaborating with renowned Chef Rocco Whalen, Cleveland Construction, and Developer K&D, Vocon was instrumental in relocating Fahrenheit from Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood to Downtown Cleveland. The new design embodies the essence of heat, fire, and passion that defines Chef Rocco Whalen’s culinary artistry. It’s a celebration of fire’s transformative power in cooking and in forging connections. Read more about this Project here.

Best in the Innovate Category – Swagelok

Vocon partnered with Swagelok to create a dynamic Global Headquarters, an embodiment of their brand and commitment to innovation. The design fosters connection, inspiring innovation, productivity, and collaboration among employees, customers, and suppliers. Read more about this Project here.

Best in the Work Category – Small: Confidential Global Consulting Firm Minneapolis

Vocon’s work for a confidential global consulting firm in Minneapolis stands as a testament to our ability to merge identities and create a cohesive workspace. The design showcases elements of the existing space while infusing new concepts and technologies, fostering collaboration and productivity. Check out our latest Instagram post to view Project photos.

Best in the Work Category – Large: Cleveland Foundation

Vocon, in collaboration with S9 Architecture, designed a new headquarters building for the Cleveland Foundation. The LEED Gold-targeted mass timber building is not only a new home for the Foundation but also a significant resource for the community. Read more about this Project here.

Honorable Mention in the Work Category – Large: Infinium Wall Systems

Infinium Wall Systems excels in the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of cutting-edge glass fronts and interior wall systems for offices. This venture aimed to construct a corporate headquarters that reflects the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence in design and engineering. Read more about this Project here.

These awards stand as a testament to the exceptional dedication, the talent and collaborative efforts of our Project Teams, the trust and vision of our clients, and the invaluable support from the IIDA. Vocon is deeply honored and grateful for these recognitions and remains committed to pushing boundaries, creating impactful spaces, and setting new benchmarks in design excellence. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved and look forward to continuing our journey of innovation and excellence in design.