KPFui’s tool Scout won the Data Design category, beating finalists from such entities as the New York Times, Salesforce, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Pentagram, and others, while Edge at 30 Hudson Yards received an honorable mention in the Spaces and Places category.
Scout is a shared web platform that helps users gain quick, data-driven insights, present to clients, and engage with the community. Recognized for its aspirations of creating deeper public participation in design projects and urban planning processes, Scout creates 3D models of buildings and neighborhoods that can be easily adjusted to show variations in layout, density, walkability, sun exposure, and dozens of other attributes.
Edge at 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, was recognized as an honorable mention alongside an impressive list of recent architecture and design projects in the Spaces and Places category.
The 2020 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its ninth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.