"It is very prestigious," said Nest founder and president Kip Kelly.
"We're honored to have been considered and to be able to get an Honor Award.
They're hard to come by."
The award was presented on Oct. 2 at the Yorktowne Hotel in York.
The project entailed converting a 5,000-square-foot industrial space into a corporate headquarters, Kelly
"It was a raw shell - basically a square box - and the challenge was to turn it into a functional office that was also inspiring," he
"Our goal is always to make an office feel comfortable so employees want to come early and stay late."
Rather than individual offices, the project included 10 alcoves for work stations as well as a large and small conference room and one sound-proof office.
"The client wanted alcoves for each work station so there was more communication between people, rather than have people close themselves up in their own office," Kelly
wanted it more open."
Fabric-covered noise panels were used to reduce noise, and natural light was utilized as much as possible, Kelly
Kelly, who resides in North Cornwall Township, founded Nest in 1995 in Los Angeles.
opened an office on Willow Street in Lebanon in 2000.
About five people from Nest
worked on the project, Kelly
"We do the work out of our office in Pennsylvania," he
"I have clients that I worked with for years out in Los Angeles, and I've maintained those relationships.
I travel out there a couple times a month."
The Honor Award is presented annually, but in some years, none are given, Kelly
The jury was brought in from another state, and all the projects were judged anonymously, he
"It's really based upon the quality of the projects that are submitted," he