The 2016 Circle of Excellence Award Presentation

On March 10, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine gathered with approximately 70 home industry design professionals to present the 2nd annual Circle of Excellence Awards, paying tribute to five pioneering experts who have paved the way for Colorado's design evolution.

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Sierra Pacific Windows & Doors, went like so: Guests mingled and networked; award recipients were recognized; and merriment ensued.

​Attendees were seated in a private room at Coohills in Denver, where they noshed on the restaurant's exquisite bread, delicious entrees, and plates full of decadent desserts.

Take a look at some of the snapshots of the event below.

A glass of wine was served with lunch so as to toast the award winners.

The table settings were simple and inviting, with name cards to boot, and complemented the gorgeous downtown Denver views (and weather!).

The mingling begins!

Professionals networking and working up an appetite for a delicious Coohills lunch

The award lineup

Editor in Chief Kate Meyers presented the awards with heartfelt admiration for each recipient.

Attendees listening to Kate Meyers speak

2016 Circle of Excellence Award Winner: Harry Teague, Principal Designer, Founder, Harry Teague Architects, Basalt

2016 Circle of Excellence Award Winner: Colleen Johnson, Owner, In-Site Design Group, Denver

2016 Circle of Excellence Award Winner: Eric Mandil, President, Mandil Inc., Denver

2016 Circle of Excellence Award Winner: Angela Otten, Professional Kitchen Designer, William Ohs, Denver

2016 Circle of Excellence Award Winner: Brad Tomecek, Owner, Tomecek Studio Architecture, Denver

Party favors to make sure no guest left empty-handed