BESTawards

BESTawards

BESTawards is a design excellence awards program that recognizes interior design projects going beyond a pretty picture and truly encompassing Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking.

2019 Winners

BEST OF THE BEST

BPX Energy, Stantec

BEST MOMENT – DESIGN FEATURE

Optiv Staircase – IA Interior Architects

RETAIL

MCBRIDE DESIGN CENTER, HRI DESIGN

WORKPLACE 12,000 SF OR BELOW

Charley Co., Davis Partnership Architects

BEST ON A BUDGET

Chook Charcoal Chicken, Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects

EAT + DRINK

Tavernetta, Semple Brown Design

BEST MAKER

JLL Denver Headquarters, 3D Identity

GIVE

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic – Denver, Gallun Snow Associates & BSA Lifestructures

WORKPLACE 12,001-25,000 SF

Open Table, Venture Architecture

PLAY

Hotel Born, Semple Brown Design

LEARN

Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, DLR Group

LIVE: MULTI-FAMILY

Tava Waters Clubhouse Remodels, Davis Partnership Architects

SINGLE SPACE

169 Inverness Office Building Lobby, Fentress Architects

WORKPLACE 25,001 – 40,000 SF

Confidential Technology Client – Lehi, IA Interior Architects

SERVE

Bison Ridge Recreation Center, Perkins + Will

LIVE

Art Barn, Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design

STUDENT

U N L E A S H E D Animal Adoption and Community Center, Elly Wieber | Colorado State University

WORKPLACE ABOVE 40,000 SF

BPX Energy, Stantec

BEST FIRM OF THE YEAR

Gensler

BEST INDUSTRY PARTNER

Crossville + Crossville Studios, Jenna Knowles and Jessica Magee

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Xactly, Abel Design Group

  • I AM IIDA

    Katie Cavallo

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    It is my tribe! IIDA was the group I didn’t know existed and was so excited when I found the organization.

    What does interior design legislation mean to you?:
    Elevates our profession, creates a platform for designers to work to their fullest intent.

    What gets you the most excited about design?:
    I love that design can solve problems in ways people don’t always think about. Design unites and clarifies solutions and space.

    What project have you worked on that you are most proud of and why?:
    The Preacher’s Son restaurant in Bentonville, Arkansas. It was amazing, challenging and was nominated for a James Beard Award for design. It’s as beautiful of a space as the food is delicious!

  • I AM IIDA

    Paul Vanderheiden

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    I enjoy the opportunity to connect with new people in the industry and find encouragement from the personal relationships I have developed.

    What does being a designer mean to your life?:
    Design is an opportunity to facilitate positive changes in the lives of people. Personal fulfillment flows from this practice of helping others to create a space from which they can flourish and find their own success and fulfillment.

    What is your personal mantra?:
    Action cures fear.

    What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?:
    Photography

  • I AM IIDA

    Tina Turner

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    I wanted to be more connected to our industry and to feel a sense of community with others who are passionate about the built community.

    Favorite IIDA event:
    Golf Tournament if the weather is nice….Or BEST, I love seeing all of the entrants.

    On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
    During the day, spending time with my family, enjoying all Denver has to offer. Evenings usually bring friend time exploring a new bar or restaurant.

    • BEST Moment: An innovative or daring design feature Optiv - Staircase, IA Interior Architects

    • BEST Moment: An innovative or daring design feature Optiv - Staircase, IA Interior Architects

    • BEST Moment: An innovative or daring design feature Optiv - Staircase, IA Interior Architects