Natick, MA Edward’s Geodome project, a geodesic structure created by Dacon, has received a Mortarr award for community impact. Mortarr is the largest commercial database site worldwide for design inspiration that explores, connects and recognizes industry talent within the architecture and construction industries. The Mortarr awards focus on companies doing extraordinary work within commercial construction and design. Specifically, the community impact award is given to those who actively seek to help others and promote a better community.
Edward’s Geodome was the result of a Make-A-Wish request from an 11-year-old Dover elementary student who asked for “something for my school to help others”. Only 1% of wish recipients nationally give their wish away. The school community, Edward’s family and Dacon built the 15’x 8’ structure over 3 days. Today it is used by 450 students who play interactive games, make virtual 3D art, listen to music, connect with audiobooks and watch films using VR Oculus Quest headsets. It is the first time Chickering Elementary has experienced 3D design technology.
“Dacon is defining the future of the commercial construction and design industry with their incredible work,” said Abby Murray, Mortarr co-founder + chief brand officer. “This award honors their vision and commitment to building a better community through commercial architecture.” Other community impact finalists included Zenbooth, Haworth and Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring.
Kevin Quinn, Dacon CEO said, “Our employees and the school community are thrilled to receive this from an organization focused on the merits of design. People immediately connotate visual beauty with architecture, not the values of hope or unselfishness. Edward’s wish reinforces these principles. We couldn’t be more delighted that it has been recognized by Mortarr.”
The winners of the Mortarr Awarrds MMXX were chosen by a digital panel of industry leaders: International Living Future Institute's Alexandra Muller, HDR's Elizabeth Von Lehe, Material Bank's Lily Genis, RSP Architect's Jackie Peacha, freelance content creator Beth Miller, photographer Tadd Myers, and Superhuman's Van Horgen. ?The full list of winners can be found at https://www.forum.mortarr.com/mortarr-awarrds-mmxx.
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