About Spark

Fuse Alliance celebrates excellence in project design installed by its network members and is centered on flooring. Based on originality, quality of installation and design innovation, the awards represent outstanding craftsmanship, skill and expertise in the flooring industry. Winning projects are announced at the Fuse Alliance Annual Conference in the first quarter of the following year.

Mission

The mission of our Spark Awards is to honor the distinctive craftsmanship of a beautifully installed floor and champion the positive impact skilled contractors have on the built environment.

Our network is made up of some of the industry’s best and brightest flooring professionals. And, our Spark Award program gives us the opportunity to spotlight our standout members.

Categories

  1. Toughest Site Conditions
  2. Best Branded Environments
  3. Most Aggressive Timeline/Schedule
  1. Greatest Space Challenges
  2. Best Flooring Solution
  3. Most Maximized Budget

Above and beyond the 6 listed categories, our panel of judges will select one project to be named Best in Show, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony and will win $5,000!

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Past Judges

  • Susanne Molina, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP

    Susanne Molina, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP

    Selected Interior Designer
    One Design Collective

    Susanne Molina is a principal of One Design Collective, a Los Angeles-based interior design firm. Susanne is cross-trained in all aspects of design including pre-leasing, due diligence, strategic planning, design, construction documentation and project management. With over 30 years of experience, she approaches her clients and projects with a keen eye and delivers smart, creative solutions. Susanne graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design. Susanne is certified in the State of California and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

  • Lew G. Migliore

    Lew G. Migliore

    Selected Flooring Industry Expert
    LGM and Associates

    Lew Migliore, founder of LGM and Associates, is one of the floorcovering industry’s leading technical experts. Lew’s consultancy focuses on determining and solving floorcovering issues providing an unbiased analysis of flooring complaints, problems and performance issues. With extensive knowledge and experience, Lew covers a multitude of problems relating to manufacturing, specification, installation, performance, use and maintenance. Lew is the author and publisher of The Commercial Flooring Report, a monthly newsletter distributed nationwide.

  • David MacDonald

    David MacDonald

    Selected Facility Manager
    Lendlease Construction

    David A. MacDonald is the executive vice president for Lendlease Construction and has over 28 years of national retail development experience. David was one of the founders of the Lendlease Multi-Site Group, which was established 14 years ago to work with a diverse corporate clientele across the United States including the hospitality, restaurant, banking, retail and convenience market sectors. Currently David is leading the expansion of Lendlease’s national hospitality platform focused on new construction and major renovations.  David is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a BS of Civil Engineering.