The 7th Annual CODAawards

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The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Commissioned Art Matters – and the CODAawards celebrate this. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.

All individuals involved in the collaborative process of creating spaces are encouraged to enter:

  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Public Art Administrators
  • Art Consultants
  • Industry Resources
  • Technologists
  • Cross-disciplinary creators
  • Landscape Architects

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All entrants are:

  • Seen and juried by the world’s top art and design professionals.
  • Given a FREE 1-year digital subscription to Interior Design magazine.
  • Featured on the CODAworx “Entries” page starting the day they enter.
  • And, the Top 100 are given the opportunity to win one of two People’s Choice awards, where design professionals, enthusiasts, and friends vote for their favorite project.

Winners and their projects are:

  • Promoted through an international PR campaign, delivering unparalleled public recognition through print, social media, and digital presence throughout the year.
  • Announced in Interior Design magazine, the leading design authority and through other key partners.
  • Showcased on and given a one-year Creative Profile (valued at $500 USD).


Entries are reviewed by a jury of thought leaders in the design, architecture, and art worlds. Our jurors evaluate each entry on three unique criteria across ten categories:

  • The integration of commissioned artwork into site-specific projects, completed since January 2016.
  • The strength of the collaborative process among the creative teams, commissioners, and industry resources.
  • Each winning entry will blend the art and design seamlessly to create a place as art, rather than a place with art.


  1. Commercial
  2. Education
  3. Healthcare
  4. Hospitality
  5. Institutional
  6. Landscape
  7. Liturgical
  8. Public Spaces
  9. Residential
  10. Transportation

Read the Category descriptions →

View the 2018 winners →

Featured Jury

John Edelman

JoAnn Edwards

Mark Zeff

Jeremy Crandell

View the whole Jury →

Juror 1John Edelman joined Design Within Reach as CEO in 2010, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in consumer-focused lifestyle brands. Before DWR, he spent 14 years at Edelman Leather, the most recent six of which were spent as President & CEO. Prior to this, he spent 7 years at the fashion shoe brand Sam & Libby, where he managed the company’s U.S. business. He has been acknowledged for his achievements by Robb Report, Open House of New York, Elle Decor, and many more.

Edelman is a graduate of Manhattanville College. He served on the Board for luxury bath retailer Waterworks for seven years (2009–2016), and he now serves on the Boards for the Philip Johnson Glass House, handbag designer Carlos Falchi and the Wooster School. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) and on the Advisory Council for the Design Leadership Network. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife, Bonnie, a recognized photographer, and their two children.

What’s next?

Below is the 2019 CODAawards timeline to help you become familiar with the important program dates.

Open for entries
Early bird pricing ends
Last day to enter
Public voting begins
Public voting ends
Winners announced

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