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Washington DC-based company highlighted in design awards

on Friday,April 15,2011 20:04

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Premiere Awards recently recognized FOX Architects, which is an interior and architectural design company.

The firm won two Mid-Atlantic awards for the unique design of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) corporation building in Washington, DC. The 92,000 square-foot facility, which was completed in 2010, has a saw-toothed shape that made it difficult to work with. The company also incorporated images and designs to illustrate ACC's focus on chemistry.

"It was great to have this highly prestigious project recognized by our peers in the industry," said Andy Yeh, the managing principal of FOX Architects, which is based out of Washington, DC.

As competition for jobs at such prestigious firms is typcially high, there is a high percentage of architects and interior designers who are self-employed. In 2008, it was estimated that one in five architects worked for themselves. However, members of these industries also worked for corporations and businesses. In the same year, 14 percent of interior designers worked for architectural and landscape architectural companies, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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