BEST Awards

The 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. We recognize that successful interior design requires a collaboration between many disciplines, consultant teams, project managers, vendors, contractors, manufacturer reps, etc; therefore, the awards will acknowledge all who contribute to the project success.

Moment

The Link
Gensler

The new hospitality-inspired Link Lobby is a crafted, casual, and richly detailed space, fostering a blended work environment that serves as an office lobby, a co-working space, and your favorite coffee shop/cocktail bar.

Work 12K or Below

Brown & Company
Acquilano

Design diligence elevates Brown & Co to a higher standard. A standard that clients can feel. All the considerations paid ensure the best client experience; a reflection of Brown & Company’s commitment to top tier private wealth management services.

Best on a Budget

PointsBet
Abel Design Group

Taking a sports betting app and creating a physical space where the odds keep changing, over your head and under your feet, while staying in your zone. Stay on point!

Eat & Drink

Three Saints Revival
FAM Design

A vibrant beverage forward restaurant designed to celebrate the heightened creativity and imagination that occurs while dreaming.

Retail

Access Gallery
Gensler

Access Gallery is a 1,500 square-foot non-profit studio and retail gallery space located in the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. Founded in 1978, Access Gallery (formerly VSA Colorado/Access Gallery) works with young adult artists with disabilities to build a sense of community, grow professional skills, and art techniques to create economic opportunity for these artists.

Give: Healthcare

Vail East Expansion
Davis Partnership Architects

Are we in a hotel or a hospital- the lines are truly blurred at Vail Health! The interior design continues the flavor of mountain resort enhancing the experience of patients, staff and visitors.

Work 12K – 25K

Confidential Tech Client
Acquilano

This space is a perfect example of how curated spaces can draw team members together through thoughtful design that puts people’s needs first.

Play

Kinship Landing
Echo Architecture + Interiors

Kinship Landing is a groundbreaking take on hospitality for the downtown Colorado Springs area, providing a traveler with a local minded experience within 41 eccentric guest rooms and a public-facing cafe space.

Learn: Education

Steamboat Springs Sleeping Giant PK-8
Horn Coplan Macht

History runs deep at Sleeping Giant School drawing lines between the past, present and future.

Live: Multi-Family

Novel Midtown
Davis Partnership Architects

The mid century architecture is the canvas, the attitude of a 24/7 cocktail culture is the paint.

Work 25K – 40K

Shift Littleton
Clutch Design Studio

As the third location for Shift Workspaces, Colorado’s first hospitality-driven shared workspace provider, the design for Shift Littleton establishes the growing brand as a collaborative workspaces leader. The design team sought to embrace the boutique hotel and members-only philosophies with an edgy, yet luxurious experience that carries from your first step into the lobby to your office door, and the shared spaces in between. With a thoughtfully crafted curation of materials, furniture and art, the design team was invested in the idea of discovery, letting the space unfold and reveal itself to the guest the more one uses it.

Serve

Johnson County Courthouse
Fentress Architects

Inspired by Materials and forms found in Kansas geology and history, Johnson County Courthouse blends modern, innovative architectural features with traditional elements to create a truly 21st-century facility.

Live: Residential

Park Hill Home
FAM Design

Two additions and a complete remodel of an iconic 1907 Denver home that celebrates the historic details while introducing the bold, modern, and whimsical sensibilities of this design-forward family.

Work 40K and Above

Google Boulder Campus Building C
Tryba Architects

Nature is at the heart of Google’s new Boulder campus, and its most recent addition – Building C – celebrates Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle. As Google’s first ground-up project in their entire North American portfolio, the tech giant envisioned an exciting new workspace that would mix quiet, focused workstations with active social spaces. The design team developed a story that connects Building C’s interior environment to Colorado’s magnificent natural landscape. Circulation through the interior spaces was designed as a network of ‘trails,’ connecting Google’s predominant open office program with an array of outdoor-themed social areas, meeting spaces, breakout spots, micro-kitchens and even a 3-story climbing wall.

Student

Smithsonian Museum of the People
Meghan Jackson

Commemorative motion celebrates the history of art and culture while looking enthusiastically towards a progressive future—using inclusivity, interactivity, and reconfigurability as key values.

Best Firm of The Year

Kestrel Design Group

Best Industry Partner

Shannon White with Mannington

People’s Choice

Lockton – Denver, CO
Renovation by IA Interior Architects

Lockton’s newly refreshed Mountain West Series office, located in Denver, CO, challenges the notion of a traditional insurance firm workplace. Designed to infuse the workplace with dynamic energy and modernize aesthetics, IA carefully crafted a space that incorporates its brand and logo while embracing Lockton’s culture of collaboration and transparency to engage a new generation of employees.