Design Awards Judges

Paige Ofield | Sarah Tetens | Sascha Wagner | John T. McGrath, Jr.

Paige Ofield
BFA : Parsons School of Design (2020)
MFA : Savannah College of Art and Design (2023)

Recognized for her exceptional designs and positive demeanor both academically and professionally, Paige Ofield is an Interior Designer who received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in the Spring of 2020. After graduation, she worked for a luxury residential design firm in her hometown of Toronto Canada, until returning to school in the fall of 2021. Paige then began her Masters of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, currently ranked by DesignIntelligence as the top interior design program in the country.

Set to graduate in the spring of 2023, Paige is excited for the possibilities of where her career will take her, and working hard to achieve her goals along the way. The majority of her professional experience to date has consisted of hospitality and high-end residential design, and she plans to continue in these specialties after graduation. Paige has plans to become NCIDQ and LEED certified, and also looks forward to one day becoming a professor, as she has always had a love and passion for teaching.

Design Director at Baskervill

Sarah is a Design Director at Baskervill, a multi-disciplinary design firm with a growing global footprint. With over 15 years of healthcare design experience, Sarah’s mission is translating her passion for patient, guest, and staff experience to the design. Sarah believes every design decision is intentional, and a key part of her process is collaboration with end users, operations personnel, and consultant partners to achieve results that serve everyone. Her work in healthcare is purposeful, and the idea that everyone in healthcare – from nurse to technician to designer – is passionate about “doing good” is perhaps her favorite aspect of the work.

President | CEO at Huntsman Architectural Group

An architect and interior designer, Sascha Wagner creates human-centric spaces that connect, sustain, and inspire. As president and CEO of Huntsman Architectural Group he is focused on growth strategies, partnership opportunities, and mentorship in the firm’s San Francisco, New York, and Chicago offices. Sascha has experience in workplace strategy and design, entertainment environments, and sustainably revitalizing existing buildings. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, juror, and contributor of articles on design practice. A constant advocate for the interior design profession, Sascha is an IIDA Fellow and currently serves as Past-President on IIDA’s International Board of Directors.

Unique Installation Honorary Judge

John McGrath, Starnet Design Awards JudgeJohn T. McGrath, Jr.
Executive Director of INSTALL

John T. McGrath, Jr. is the Executive Director of INSTALL – the International Standards and Training Alliance, which is the construction industry’s best industry-endorsed floor covering installation training and certification program.

McGrath has helped to increase installation standards and expectations in the flooring industry by playing a leading role in facilitating communication and cooperation among mills, manufacturers, specifiers, contractors and installers. All of these groups regularly come together to review and revise the INSTALL curriculum and certification standards. He was a significant contributor in creating the ANSI S600 Carpet Installation Standards and has served as a returning judge in the Starnet Awards, Canadian Apprenticeship Contest and the Schönox Worst Subfloor in North America Contest.

A three-decade flooring installation professional and accomplished speaker, McGrath conducts seminars regularly for architects, interior designers, building owners and facility managers to increase their knowledge of flooring installation issues. He has been a featured presenter for AIA, IIDA, IFMA and CSI professionals to help increase their knowledge and awareness of many floorcovering concerns. These annual exhibitions bring together decision-makers for the flooring industry from around the world. Learn more about INSTALL at