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Cheng Concrete Circle of Distinction 2010 Award Winners Announced

Best of Show: Jeff Kudrick, J&M Lifestyles LLC
Best of Show: Jeff Kudrick, J&M Lifestyles LLC
Best Functional Feature: Jack Cooper, Jax Custom Surfaces Inc.
Best Functional Feature: Jack Cooper, Jax Custom Surfaces Inc.

Fu-Tung Cheng announced the winners of Cheng Concrete’s 2010 Circle of Distinction Design Challenge, the longestrunning awards competition honoring design and craftsmanship in decorative concrete, at the Concrete Decor Show in Phoenix. Entries were submitted by Cheng Concrete Exchange members, a group of skilled concrete artisans.

Best Bath: Mike Moncrieff, New Edge Design
Best Bath: Mike Moncrieff, New Edge Design
Best Integral Sink: Nick Relampagos, It’s Concrete
Best Integral Sink: Nick Relampagos, It’s Concrete

Out of 103 entries and after a long judging session, 30 awards were given to 18 individual winners: one Best of Category in each of 11 categories, 18 honorable mentions, and one Best of Show.

Best Sculpture: Andrew Kerr, Kerr Concrete Design
Best Sculpture: Andrew Kerr, Kerr Concrete Design
Best Interior Kitchen: Eric Boyd, Reaching Quiet Design
Best Interior Kitchen: Eric Boyd, Reaching Quiet Design

Rising to the top of this year’s entries, the Best of Show award went to Jeff Kudrick of J&M Lifestyles LLC of Randolph, N.J. Kudrick’s Uptown Manhattan Master Bath project features a bevel-shaped concrete double vanity supported by wall brackets to create a floating effect, as well as a poured concrete leg that functions as a shower seat. The tub surround and shower pan are concrete, as are cast shower niches that make use of otherwise unused space.

Best Commercial/Retail: Eric Boyd, Reaching Quiet Design
Best Commercial/Retail: Eric Boyd, Reaching Quiet Design
Best Fireplace: Ian Wyndlow, Liquid Stone Studios
Best Fireplace: Ian Wyndlow, Liquid Stone Studios

Judges for the Circle of Distinction Design Challenge 2010 were Cheng, Dr. Tanya Komas, director of the Concrete Industry Management Program at California State University, Chico, and corresponding fellow with the Center for Heritage Conservation, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, and Monika Gromek, contributing editor for Apartment Therapy and visual/user interface designer for Apple.

Best Outdoor Living: Brian McLean, Throwing Rock Studio
Best Outdoor Living: Brian McLean, Throwing Rock Studio
Best Furniture: Jack Cooper, Jax Custom Surfaces Inc.
Best Furniture: Jack Cooper, Jax Custom Surfaces Inc.

Entries were judged on the following criteria: elements and principles of design, design planning, innovative concept/forward thinking, creativity/innovation, use of color, presentation, innovative forming techniques, and client problem-solving.

Best Water Feature: Nathan Yates, Cured Concrete Specialists
Best Water Feature: Nathan Yates, Cured Concrete Specialists
Best Decorative Finish: Jeff Kudrick, J&M Lifestyles LLC
Best Decorative Finish: Jeff Kudrick, J&M Lifestyles LLC
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