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We are so very honored to receive such a prestigious award from an organization that we are proud to belong to and highly respect. It has always been our mission at Bar Napkin Productions to let our work speak for itself. Receiving this recognition is very humbling as we are incredibly passionate about our designs and the opportunity we have each day to bring dynamic hospitality experiences to life.

Haley Balzano and Jeffrey Rausch
Founders of Bar Napkin Productions

It takes many great people to win a TopID firm award from NEWH, and I am happy and thankful to work with such an amazing Hospitality team here at the Gensler – Houston office! It is a collaboration of our team, clients and industry professionals that help us achieve these wonderful projects and awards. Thank you for recognizing our office and your continued support to our field!

Nicole Schneck

DLR Group is more than honored to have the recognition of our partners at NEWH for TOP ID Firm. This honor places our talented team and our capabilities on the accomplished stage of respected peers. We are thrilled to continue supporting the NEWH organization and be a meaningful partner in growing the industry of Hospitality, locally and globally. With this year’s new guidelines for qualifying design teams, it means so much more to be chosen based on our design achievement and as a recognized leader in our respective communities. Thank you NEWH!

Staci Patton, Principal
DLR Group
North Central and Los Angeles Chapters

For the last 30 years NEWH has provided mentorship, meaningful guidance, and incredible scholarship to tens of thousands of young women seeking to enter the hospitality field and are a luminous force in our industry. I am extremely proud to both have designers from my company serve on the Board of our New York NEWH chapter, and am very honored to be selected for the 2018 TopID award.

Michael Suomi
Principal and VP of Interior Design
Stonehill Taylor

It is truly an honor to be recognized as a NEWH TOP ID. We work hard for our clients and with our hospitality vendor community we strive to bring unique, creative and functional spaces to the market. We are very thankful to be recognized for this creative and rewarding work by NEWH, an organization that supports our profession in so many remarkable ways.

Doris Hager
Hager Design International Inc.

I am honored to be acknowledged by NEWH. NEWH is a leader in our industry on giving back to the community through its scholarship funds for students interested in the hospitality industry. The programs bring together the entire community and they build a support system for all involved. All I can say is I should have joined years ago.

Floss Barber, CEO
Floss Barber Inc.

For the last 30 years NEWH has provided mentorship, meaningful guidance, and incredible scholarship to tens of thousands of young women seeking to enter the hospitality field and are a luminous force in our industry. I am extremely proud to both have designers from my company serve on the Board of our New York NEWH chapter, and am very honored to be selected for the 2018 TopID award.

Michael Suomi
Principal and VP of Interior Design
Stonehill Taylor

We feel so honored to be part of this amazing community and to work on exciting projects. Being recognized as NEWH’s TopID Award is just icing on the cake!

Rachel Fischbach
BraytonHughes Design Studios

We are humbled and very thankful to be named a Top ID Firm for 2018 by NEWH and are overwhelmed with gratitude for this amazing honor. Our efforts focus simply in meeting, and hopefully exceeding, our clients’ expectations so we are blessed to receive this recognition. This honor is not “just another trophy” to us, but rather a validation that our consistent efforts allow our clients, community and friends to find comfort and inspiration in the spaces we have touched. Thank you for your continued support of our firm, it is a great honor to be recognized by NEWH.

Judd Brown, A.S.I.D., NCIDQ, IIDA
Judd Brown Designs, Inc.

We are honored to be a NEWH Top ID firm this year. We put our heart and soul into our work and it’s an amazing feeling to be recognized for design excellence. Thank you to our amazing clients who have partnered with us and used our design solutions to create a better world.

Diana Farmer-Gonzalez and Carlos Valera
Gensler Miami

To be acknowledged as an NEWH Top ID Firm for 2018 is a significant achievement as it is a recognition determined by our peers for excellence in hospitality design, both locally and abroad, and we are honoured to have been selected amongst such a high caliber group of creatives.

Dan Menchions & Keith Rushbrook
II BY IV Design

We are so honored to be nominated for the TopID award given the amazing talent we are surrounded by within our field. NEWH has been a wonderful source to us for networking and an inspiration to both grow our business and develop our team members skills.

Hibner Design Group

We are thrilled and honored to be selected as a Top ID firm again! Our team has more than doubled in size since being recognized 3 years ago, and the NEWH community is as important as ever to our growth and success. Thank you for the recognition and continued support!

Brooke Taylor
Director of Interiors

Our hospitality team here at KTI is incredibly excited about being named a TopID firm. We have a lot of passion for design and it always is so rewarding to be recognized by our peers, industry leaders and the NEWH organization.

Kimberly Timmons-Beutner, ASID, IIDA
Kimberly Timmons Interiors

To be recognized by our local peers for our team’s involvement with an organization and chapter that we are so passionate about is truly one of the highest honors.

Kellie Sirna and Stacy Elliston
Studio 11 Design

We are thrilled to be recognized with the NEWH 2018 Top ID Award, and to receive this award two years in a row is a truly amazing and unexpected honor! The recognition of one’s peers is the ultimate reward for any designer. To know it comes from NEWH, the leading organization in support of diversity and women in the hospitality industry, is especially meaningful for us. Our team of talented designers is elated by this acknowledgement of their hard work and commitment. Thank you!

Elizabeth Lowrey, IIDA, RDI
Principal and Director of Interior Architecture
Elkus Manfredi Architects
New England Region

We are so honored for this prestigious award from such a great organization. It has been such a rewarding experience to be part of NEWH organization that contributes to so many students to assist them in their Hospitality career. Thank you and our peers for recognizing our firm and continued support to our industry. This truly means so much to us.

Michelle Thomas, IIDA
M Design Studio, LLC

Given the high level of design talent in the PNW, being held up among firms whose work we have long admired is truly a feeling of accomplishment. B+H is a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, and with this honor we have firmly established a presence in the industry. Since our inception in 2014, our goal has been to become one of the premier design firms in the region receiving TopID recognition in this greatly talented community is indeed an honor.

B+H Architects

Being recognized as a TopID from NEWH is such an honor. We’re excited to have the opportunity to not only do what we love, but make an impact along the way. The hospitality design industry is one that’s ever-changing and evolving, and we’re grateful to have the ability to express our ideas and creativity through our hospitality projects. To be acknowledged by NEWH; a respected, reputable, and influential organization, makes our work all the more fulfilling.


Moncur Design Associates has been in the hospitality design industry for over 20 years and to receive The Top ID Award in the industry we are so passionate about is a great honour. We are very grateful for the continued support. It means a great deal to us to be recognized by our peers. We feel inspired and motivated for 2018. Thank you NEWH!

Moncur Design Associates

On behalf of all of us @ BTD, we could not be prouder for the prestigious acknowledgment that we have received. Hospitality Design and the hospitality industry as a whole have provided a massive opportunity to push the boundaries of out of the box creativity. Brands have become design centric in a time loaded with opportunities and projects that are not just spirited, nor just about budget. With so much work from a huge network of extremely talented firms and individuals alike, both large and small and as diverse as our industry, to receive this honor is both humbling and encouraging. Our mission has always been to create concepts and design that reacts with you and not to you. TOP ID further illustrates that Hospitality Design has evolved into a paradise of unrivaled creativity and execution and we couldn’t be prouder to be amongst so many a talented group. Hence humbled beyond words.

Bigtime Design Studios

ForrestPerkins takes great pride in every design project we’re involved in. From the big picture design story to the final details drawn by each of our designers, we pour our hearts and souls into placemaking for the hospitality industry. Being recognized as an NEWH TopID firm is a true honor for each member of our team. It validates not only our passion for creating memorable moments, but our industry partners’ commitments to the same ideals.

Sharon Bilbeisi, Studio Leader
ForrestPerkins DC

Sims Patrick Studio is honored to accept the NEWH TopID 2018 award and to join our fellow recipients who I have long admired and respected. A very special thanks to the NEWH Atlanta Chapter for nominating our team. Sims Patrick Studio provides full-service interior design and branding out of our Atlanta studio, integrating our expertise in hospitality, retail, restaurant, corporate and high-end residential projects. Our extensive talents and capabilities allow us to listen strategize, design and express concepts that lead to distinguished interiors, renovation and branded environments. We are proud to be long-time members of NEWH and supporters of the scholarship and networking opportunities this fantastic organization provides. We look forward to a successful and prosperous 2018 and many more opportunities to partner with NEWH to further the progress of the hospitality industry.

Sims Patrick Studio

From all of us at DEZMOTIF, we are delighted & honored to be selected as the Top ID Firm by NEWH. We are proud to be a part of the collective effort to continue moving the design industry forward. Recognition for creating successful destinations & spaces is greatly appreciated. Thank you NEWH.

Kelly Akosua Kena

Design TWG is very excited and honored to be back to back NEWH award recipient. At Design TWG, we believe in togetherness by understanding and working for the betterment of our clients’ surrounding spaces and ultimately their lives. Our mission is to work closely and professionally with our clients to come up with extraordinary, stunning and functional spaces within the decided time frame and budget that they cherish throughout the duration they use it.

Hemen Modi, Principal Designer
Design TWG