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Get Ready for the 17th Annual Crystal Awards

Colorado’s best interior designers will be recognized in July at the 17th Annual Crystal Awards celebration presented by ASID Colorado. The event celebrates the year’s biggest achievements by local design, architecture and trade professionals. It takes place at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in the Seawell Grand Ballroom on Thurs., July 16, 2015; 6:00 p.m. The evening features a VIP preview party, cocktail hour, dinner, awards ceremony, sponsor giveaways, and an after party.

“The Crystal Awards ceremony is the pinnacle design event of the year,” said Colleen Johnson, owner and principal designer at In-site Design Group and current president of ASID Colorado. “It’s a night to honor excellence, celebrate our industry and connect with our peers.”

ASID Colorado received a record setting 147 unique entries this year. Firms from various parts of Colorado entered the competition representing the Denver-Metro Area, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, the Roaring Fork Valley, Summit County and the Vail Valley.

“The design community in Colorado is really engaged,” said Johnson. “It’s a testament to the current state of growth, the amazing talent we are so fortunate to have here and to the health and vibrancy of our local ASID chapter.”

The awards are divided into 19 categories- 8 commercial, 8 residential, and 3 mixed categories.

Commercial award categories include: Commercial Under 15,000-square-foot, Commercial Over 15,000-square-foot, Hospitality, Healthcare, Institutional, LEED Project, and Commercial Single-Space, Dedicated Function.

Residential award categories include: New Construction Under 4,000-square-foot, New Construction 4,000-7,000-square-foot, New Construction Over 7,000-square-foot, Renovation Under 4,000-square-foot, Renovation Over 4,000-square-foot, Kitchen, Bath, Residential Single-Space, Dedicated Function.

Mixed award categories include: Custom Design Element, Temporary Installation, and Outdoor Spaces.

There are also two judge’s merit awards which honor the best in show for both commercial and residential design. The awards are judged by an out-of-state ASID Chapter.

“The competition is stiff. I’m simply blown away by the quality of the work that will be showcased. This evening is not to be missed,” said Johnson.

The 2015 Crystal Awards sponsors include A&E Fine Woodworking, American Tile and Stone, BAC, CAI Designs, Closet Factory, Haworth and Pear, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Colorado Real Estate Journal, and Mountain Living.

Tickets for the event are on sale through the ASID Colorado Web site through July 6. The event capacity is 400. The event is expected to sell out. For more information, visit www.ASIDColorado.org.

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