Thermador Announces Regional Winners of its Third Kitchen Design Challenge

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Thermador Announces Regional Winners of its Third Kitchen Design Challenge

  • Design contest celebrates outstanding kitchen design featuring Thermador appliances
  • The luxury appliance brand selected 24 regional finalists and 8 regional honorable mentions who will go on to contend for national grand prizes
  • Over $110,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, the largest in contest history


IRVINE, Calif. (August 1, 2017) – Thermador, the iconic American luxury home appliance brand, has unveiled the 24 regional winners and 8 regional honorable mention winners of the brand’s third Kitchen Design Challenge. This prestigious contest recognizes designers from across the nation who have created the most inspiring, outstanding kitchens over the last three years.

In addition to an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Southern California for an exclusive celebratory gala on Aug. 30, 2017, each regional winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and regional honorable mention winners will be recognized with a $500 cash prize. The regional winners will also go on to compete for national grand prizes during the gala. In its entirety, Thermador will award over $110,000 in cash prizes to the regional and national winners of the competition.

“Thermador created the Kitchen Design Challenge to celebrate designers who break the boundaries of exceptional kitchen design,” said Beatriz Sandoval, Director of Brand Marketing, for Thermador. “As we reviewed thousands of photos submitted to our third design contest, it was incredible to see emerging design trends surface, and the unique ways kitchens and entertaining spaces were completely personalized – from intricate custom panel column refrigeration, to multiple dishwashers for the ultimate entertainer, to the artistic materials featured around custom ventilation inserts.”

The 32 regional winners consist of entrants from each of the Kitchen Design Challenge’s six categories: Central North/South, West, Mid-Atlantic, New York/New England, Southeast, and Southwest.

Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge Regional Winners:

  • Central North/South:
    • Amy Hendel
    • Stacia Winkler
    • Shaun Winkler
    • Alicia Nicholas
    • Jane Page Design Group & Cunningham Development
  • West:
    • Elma Yvette Gardner, CMKBD, CID
    • Vaso Peritos
    • Emily Clark
    • Catherine Bigler
  • Mid-Atlantic:
    • Traci L. Stotts, AIA
    • Jim Deen
    • David Decker
    • Joe Monroe Currie
    • Karen Kalicka
  • New York/New England:
    • Larry Fischer
    • Glenn Meader (Good Life New England)
    • Zak Yossry
    • Claire Paquin
  • Southeast:
    • Bryan Eastman
    • Ilivette Hidalgo-Nilsson
    • Samuel Furr, of Samuel Furr Architects
    • Matthew Quinn
  • Southwest:
    • Eric E. Parlin, CKD
    • Jackson Huggins and Jacques LeBlanc
    • Shane Harr
    • Adrien Winger
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Barbara Preston
    • Tammy Coulter
    • Marc Thee
    • Susan Jurenko
    • Moira Daley Design
    • Amelia Dickson
    • Constance Riik
    • Donna Venegas

Media Contact:
Allison Field
Phone: +1 (310) 552-4106


About Thermador

Born from the philosophy of never settling for the status quo, Thermador has redefined the kitchen for more than 100 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering Culinary Impressives with the tools they need to transform the kitchen into a seamless continuation of their exceptional lives. Throughout its history, Thermador has introduced innovative breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner, to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, as well as the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns. 
Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and the second leading company in the industry worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at:, @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively.


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