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Celebrate the winners of the 16th annual Commercial Design Awards. The award honors the best commercial design projects built in Wisconsin by local companies. The winners will be honored at an awards breakfast on Aug. 3 and profiled in the September issue of In Business magazine with the Project of the Year gracing the cover of this anticipated issue. 

The following projects will be honored:

  • Ascent, submitted by C.D. Smith Construction
  • L.E. Phillips Memorial Library Renovation and Addition, submitted by IMEG Corp.
  • National Guardian Life Insurance Headquarters, submitted by Strang
  • Northstreet Co-Op, submitted by OPN Architects
  • Octopi Brewing Production Facility, submitted by Vogel Bros. Building Co.
  • Promega – Chappelle Manufacturing Center, submitted by Flad Architects
  • Seven Acre Dairy Company, submitted by InteriorLOGIC Inc.
  • Sub-Zero Bakke Center Living Kitchen, submitted by OPN Architects
  • Swagat Indian Cuisine, submitted by Angus-Young
  • The Memorial Garden at Exact Sciences Headquarters, submitted by Saiki Design
  • UW Health – Pleasant T. Rowland Transplant Clinic, submitted by Flad Architects

Plus, the Project of the Year will be announced at the event! 


Date: August 3, 2023

Time: 8 to 10 a.m

7:30 a.m. – Registration opens 

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast begins

8:30 – 10 a.m. – Awards presentation

Location: The Edgewater Hotel, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison

Tickets: $45 each; $320 for a table of eight 



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Commercial Design Awards

16th annual Commercial Design Awards

On Aug. 3, In Business presented the 16th annual Commercial Design Awards, honoring the best commercial design projects built in Wisconsin by local companies.

2021 CDA Best New Development or Renovation–Mixed Use: Ellsworth Block

The structure, which was built in 1871 and required a complete renovation, is home to the Wisconsin English as a Second Language School and serves business executives and students from all over the world who want to improve their language skills for academic, personal, or professional reasons.

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