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R+B Recognized With 2022 ASID Colorado Crystal Awards



Meadow House Kitchen project in the Kitchen New Construction category

1830 Blake Salon project in the Commercial Renovation Under 15,000 SF category

ASPEN, CO — September 2, 2022 — 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 2022 ASID Colorado Crystal Awards. Meadow House Kitchen project won in the Kitchen New Construction category and 1830 Blake Salon project won in the Commercial Renovation Under 15,000 SF category. The awards were accepted by R+B team members Craig Lawrence, Rahul Mohare, Kaitlin Gordon, Catherine Elzinga, Sara Abd Rabbo, and Leah Gordon.

Presented on Wednesday, August 31 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, FAIA, ASID, 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. Congratulations to the other award winners.”

Meadow House Kitchen – This bright-white kitchen is a defining element of a private open, tri-level 8,500 square foot custom home set on a high rolling slope in Aspen’s Starwood neighborhood. In addition to serving as the central artery of the home and seamlessly integrating into the living and outdoor spaces, the area balances a minimal yet highly comfortable atmosphere. Subtly, the design merges the owner’s European sensibilities and material choices with contemporary living. Multiple zones for cooking, dishwashing, and bar ensure comfort for family life and invite gathering for more formal occasions. Upper glass display cabinets are easily accessed by an integrated ladder. Link to project

1830 Blake Salon – Continuing an evolution of R+B’s Denver studio, set in the 1892 E.B. Millar Coffee Company building in Denver’s Lower Downtown Historic District, the team re-imagined an existing upper level as a multi-purpose salon style space. The vision of the thoughtful reincarnation of the wide open, 2,798 square foot salon included creating multiple gathering areas for collaboration, conversation, and meetings among team members, clients, and colleagues. Against the existing brick, a backdrop of clean white walls also allows for an in-house gallery, where the works of emerging national, international, and Colorado-based artists are highlighted.

Together with the lower storefront level, which features open studio space, private offices, and the Creative Lab, 1830 Blake offers an inspiring contemporary workplace with biophilic and ergonomic features for the team while reflecting, engaging, and supporting the surrounding community. Link to 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.