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R+B Recognized with 2021 ASID Colorado Crystal Awards



ASPEN, CO — September 24, 2021 — Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design is proud to announce that two of our projects were recognized by the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at the 2021 ASID Colorado Crystal Awards. Meadow House project won in the Residential New Construction over 7,000sf category and Westcliffe Pool Pavilion project won in the Residential Single Space, Dedicated Function category. The awards were accepted by R+B Project Managers Mark Bever, AIA, and Brent Carr, AIA.


Presented on Wednesday, September 22nd at the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus, the ASID Colorado Crystal Awards ceremony honored the standout talent of exceptional designers redefining excellence in interior design. Criteria was based on the Elements and Principles of Design.


About receiving the awards, R+B Principal Sarah Broughton, AIA, NCIDQ, remarks, “We are truly grateful to have received these two outstanding ASID Colorado Crystal Awards. As a firm, we are motivated by our passion for design and the profession overall, and recognition from our peers is always humbling and appreciated. A big ‘thank you’ to the R+B project teams for pouring their hard work and passion into these projects and for the tireless effort demonstrated along the way to bring them to fruition. We look forward to designing superior residential, hospitality and commercial projects for current and future clients for many years to come.”


Meadow House – This private Aspen residence integrates the structure into its surroundings while opening it to views, reflecting the natural environment, and encouraging vertical living for the owner-family. The palette of the surroundings influenced exterior materials, including cedar siding, gray-brown stone, black metal windows, and shou-sugi-ban screens that shield an open interior stair.


Riffing off and directly aligning with the exterior screen, the stair is a defining element that addresses and facilitates vertical living within the home’s open tri-level plan. Austrian larch treads align with same-species wide-plank flooring that flows throughout the home.


At all three levels, clean white plaster walls provide a backdrop for custom and curated furnishings. Special attention was paid to merging the owner’s European sensibilities and material choices with contemporary living, collaborating with artists, and ensuring adequate space for artwork. Minimal yet highly comfortable furnishings were specifically curated or customized. Lighting is discretely layered high and low. Click here to learn more about the project.


Westcliffe Pool Pavilion – Westcliffe Pool Pavilion accommodates the owner’s desire to further elevate a home our team had built for the family on a 35-acre site with sweeping mountain views.


At the end of a stone path, the lap pool and spa are set into a raised patio. At the far end, a contemporary 500 square foot pavilion, complementing the orientation and program of the original home yet with its own identity, features a flat roof and glass walls blurring boundaries between inside and out. Windows reveal the Elk Mountain Range beyond.


Enhancing the modern design and extending the comfortable experience enjoyed within the home to the outdoors, exterior and interior furnishings are done in neutral tones. An ample lounge area, small yet functional kitchen area, and a guest bath-changing area are set within the pavilion. Lift-slide glass doors open to an outdoor cooking-dining area, custom furnished seating areas, and a firepit. Click here to learn more about the project.


About the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession. We collaborate with others to promote the value of interior design, prepare our members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession, and generate, collect, and disseminate applied knowledge. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.


About Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design

Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design is a progressive, high-design firm. With studios in Aspen and Denver, Colorado, our combined mountain and urban sensibilities inform and enhance a wide spectrum of projects, including custom residential, commercial, hospitality, urban design, interior design, and master planning.