Design Judges Announced for the 2018 CEDIA Awards

CEDIA® is pleased to announce the global design judges for this year’s CEDIA Awards, who will be assessing the design excellence of each project in the ‘Technology Meets Design’ and ‘Life Lived Best at Home’ categories.

The design judges are as follows:

  • Barry Goralnick (Barry Goralnick Architects, New York)
  • Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID, LEED AP (Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors, New York)
  • Dean Keyworth (Armstrong Keyworth, Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, London)
  • Susie Rumbold (Tessuto Interiors, Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, London)


The Technology Meets Design’ award celebrates the best integration of technology that complements the design scheme for the room or home. The judges will be looking for projects that show a successful working partnership with the integrator and design and build industry partners.


The ‘Life Lived Best at Home’ award honours the project that uses technology to maximise and enhance the client’s lifestyle, providing functionality, safety, entertainment, convenience, aesthetics, and efficiency.


Jenny Scott, Director of Member Engagement at CEDIA comments: “Building awareness of the work and expertise CEDIA members can provide to the design community is one of the top priorities in our three-year strategic plan. Working with these dedicated and experienced design professionals on the CEDIA Awards is just one way we can encourage and celebrate the collaboration between architects, builders, and interior designers and CEDIA members. We look forward to showcasing these projects at each of the CEDIA awards events this year.”


The Asia Pacific winners will be announced at an awards evening on Thursday 23rd August in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The Americas winners will be announced at the CEDIA Awards celebration hosted at Petco Park on Wednesday 5th September in conjunction with CEDIA Expo in San Diego. EMEA winners will be announced at the CEDIA EMEA Awards event hosted at the British Museum in London on Thursday 27th September.


For more information, visit www.cedia.net/awards