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The B.E.S.T. acronym stands for Brilliantly Executed Spaces & Thinking.

These awards celebrate those interior design projects that go beyond the pretty picture and truly encompass great design. We also recognize that successful interior design requires a collaboration of many disciplines such as, consultant teams, project managers, vendors, contractors, etc. This awards show is a celebration of that collaboration, and of great design in the Intermountain region.


Work Over 15,000 Sq Ft: BEST Award Winner

Skullcandy, EDA Architects
Park City, Utah

Project Description: Skullcandy came to a realization that they had matured from a company brand for punk skater rebels to one that now includes super models, NBA stars, housewives, athletes…and punk skater rebels! The design of their new corporate headquarters had to reflect that maturity while still being true to their history and not alienating their edgy roots.
Judges Comments: Several unusual design challenges were masterfully met in this fun, edgy space. The result is a solution that gives thoughtful attention to the overall experience of the space and demonstrates a successful integration of the client’s brand and philosophy. This is what it looks like when the coolest Millenials you know start “adulting” and they’re killing it.

Project Team:
Evan Cindrich – EDA, Principal, NCIDQ, IIDA (Main Contact)
Rachel Bergeson – EDA, Interior Designer, NCIDQ, IIDA
Jennifer Bowser – EDA, B.I.M. Designer Drafter

Owner Team Members:
Karli Geddes - Skullcandy

Additional Consultants/Team Members:
Katie Finlayson & Paul Anderson – CRESA
Tyler Kirk, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C – Think Architecture
Mansour Aghdasi PE, LC – EELD, President
Naveed Aghdassi – EELD, Electrical Designer
Jason McDonald – PVE, Mechanical Designer
Henriksen Butler
United Contractors
Boyer Company

Work Over 15,000 Sq Ft: Merit Award Winner

Vivint - Logan Office, BWA Architects
Logan, Utah

Project Description: Vivint embraces a type of work, play, live lifestyle that blurs the lines between the three and encourages a seamless melding of all aspects of life to improve employee happiness and retention and increase productivity. The new space needed to be created to exemplify the Vivint “way”, attract the right employees and be an efficient, inspiring place to work.
Judges Comments: This dynamic design represents an attentive and innovative response to client needs, ethos, and goals. The gorgeous palette and original space solutions blend seamlessly together to create a space that truly embodies the client’s values and lifestyle objectives.

Beecher Walker Interiors Team Members:
Corey Middleton, Senior Associate
David Morris, Senior Associate

Owner and Consultant Team Members:
Owner—Utah State University, Vivint SmartHome, Colmena Group,
Black Cliff Capital, Woodbury Corporation
Design Partner—Cory Sistrunk
Contractor—R&O Construction
Structural Engineer—Mountain View Engineering, BHB Engineers
Civil Engineer—Civil Solutions Group
Electrical Engineer—Spectrum Engineers
Mechanical Engineer—Spectrum Engineers
Furniture/Glass Wall System—Salt Studio/Teknion

WORK UNDER 15,000 Sq Ft: BEST Award Winner

Degreed Corporate Office, Cityhome Collective
Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Description: We designed this corporate office space in Downtown Salt Lake for local tech company, Degreed. They needed tons of seating for their many employees, but didn’t just want just a sea of desks. We created different work and play spaces within the building including three conference rooms, an indoor soccer court, kitchen, and lounge.

Team Members:
Lauren Bald, Associate IIDA, Project Manager
Helena Morozoff, Designer
Susannah Holmberg, Designer
Rebecca Loosli, Designer
Brea Valenzuela, Designer
Pamela Jewel, Designer

WORK UNDER 15,000 Sq Ft: Merit Award Winner

Nu Skin  - Executive Offices, GSBS Architects
Provo, Utah

Project Description: The vision of the Executive Level of the Nu Skin Headquarters supports the evolution of the corporate culture.  The new space is contemporary, vibrant, engaging and innovative.  The design honors the company’s history while presenting a vision of the future.  New open spaces promote collaboration and creativity between employees with more natural light and view opportunities for the whole floor.

Team Members:
Stephanie DeMott, Interior Designer
Jesse Allen, Design Architect/Project Manager
Soonju Kwon, Project Architect
Zachary Stewart, Interior Design
Rebeccah Hardman, Interior Design
Scott Henriksen, Principal in Charge
Brandon Bowen, Architectural Illustrator
BHB Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Mechanical Engineer
Hunt Electric, Electrical Design Build
Oakland Construction, General Contractor

LEARN: BEST Award Winner

(Also BEST of the BEST Award Winner)

Ogden Weber Applied Technology College, ajc architects
Ogden, Utah

Project Description: The design vision for the OWATC Bay 2 improvement called for the integration of the latest high-tech labs within a vintage WWII structure which is composed of wood trusses and columns supporting a large open volume. The new spaces now serve OWATC’s composites program, the NDI (Non-Destructive Inspections) program and provides additional flex space for the future technical programs.
Judges Comments: This project is a stunning execution of a design concept that honors the space’s history while propelling it into a new era.

Team Members:
Steve Simmons, AIA, Project Architect
Heber Slabbert, AIA, Project Manager
Kyra M. Bell, IIDA, NCIDQ, Interior Design
Kent Rigby, AIA, Quality Assurance Architect
Wm. Elledge Bowers III, Specifications Architect

State of Utah
Matt Boyer, DFCM Project Manager

Consultant Team Members:
CIVIL – Coury Morris, PE, Great Basin Engineering
STRUCTURAL – Zachary Hansen, SE, ARW Engineers
MECHANICAL – Steve Connor, PE, Colvin Engineering Associates
ELECTRICAL – Kit Farley, Project Manager, Envision Engineering
COST ESTIMATING – Kris Larson, CPE, Construction Control Corp.

LEARN: Merit Award Winner

Dixie Technical College New Campus, Method Studio
St. George, Utah

Project Description: The new Dixie Tech serves nearly 10,000 students working to improve their community while significantly improving their own lives. Design reinforces the key vision of “Forward Thinking. Future Focused. Career Ready.” while celebrating its magnificent site. Multi-learning environments, programs on display, open collaborative spaces, bold color and faceted interior architectural details are combined to create a distinct and energetic identity.
Judges Comments: A beautifully branded space with well integrated wayfinding and graphics, this project really embodies the client’s aspirations and values with thoughtful and cohesive solutions.

Team Members:
Becky Hawkins, Associate IIDA, Lead Interior Designer + Interiors Principal
Breann Conrad, Design + FF&E Support
Lindsay Moore, FF&E Support
Lindsay Murray, Interior Design
Gillian Simmons, Interiors Support
Joshua Greene, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager & Lead Architectural Designer
Sam Kellerman, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect
Ryan Hammerschmidt, LEED AP, Project Designer
Joe Smith, AIA, LEED A.P., Principal-in-Charge
Kat Ernst, REVIT/Design Support
Terrell Bodily , REVIT Technician
Kim Candelario, Job Captain

Owner: DFCM – State of Utah
Contractor: Layton Construction
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank
Electrical Engineer: Spectrum
Furniture Dealers: Midwest Office & Henricksen Butler Design Group

SERVE: BEST Award Winner

St Ambrose Catholic Church, MHTN Architects
Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Description: The St. Ambrose Catholic Church new interior is a rejuvenation of a 1960’s era Catholic Church suffering from dark and worn interiors. The parish renewal enhances the majestic stained-glass windows and cast stone interiors through simple and bold moves of terrazzo, walnut, and glass. The design achieves a balance of light and reverence that the community has fully embraced for worship.
Judges Comments: A clearly defined design philosophy supported by a well integrated team-based approach to the design process yielded a stunning masterpiece that demonstrates the beauty of working together for a higher goal.

MHTN Team Members:

Peggy McDonough Jan, Principal-in-Charge
Brian Hebdon, Project Architect
Karen Cahoon, Interior Designer

Pastor Fr. Andzrej Skrzypiec, Owner Representative, Catholic
Diocese of Salt Lake City
David Tibbitts, Lighting Design, Envision Engineering
Dan Cummings, Glass Artist
Tom Tosti, Tekton Woodworks
Jake Bell, Finn Wall Terrazzo

SERVE: Merit Award Winner

Sophie's Place, MHTN Architects
Mesa, Arizona

Project Description: Sophie’s Place is a dedicated music therapy studio founded for children to experience musical creativity in a therapeutic setting, helping those receiving hospital care. Patients have the ability to record music in a professional quality in-house recording studio with isolated recording and mixing rooms while the space plan and design adds flexibility for visiting performers to provide concerts and workshops.
Judges Comments: Working within the constraints of healthcare facility requirements, this warm and inviting design is enhanced by creative and whimsical touches. It is a beautiful realization of the clients’ vision and an excellent example of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

MHTN Team Members:
David Daining, Former Healthcare Director
Mike Wilcox, Project Architect
Karen Cahoon, Interior Designer

Anne Marie and Kent Barton, Sophie’s Place
Bill Smith, Project Executive, Banner Health


The Cedars Apartments Student Housing, Method Studio
Rexburg, Idaho

Project Description: This 450-bed, 5-story women’s student housing facility serves BYU – Idaho students. The design respects it’s roots while reaching for a more urban vibe. Wood, steel, polycarbonate, inspirational quotes and murals, combine to offer a hip and modern feel. While religious standards of the school it serves were met, industrial elements were woven in to express a more “raw” aesthetic.
Judges Comments: Creative solutions to budget limitations and the successful creation of a beautiful, inviting, and inspiring space are hallmarks of this project.

Team Members:
Becky Hawkins, Associate IIDA, Principal + Lead Interior Designer
Scott Smith, AIA, Project Manager + Designer
Breann Coggins, Interiors & FF&E Support
Lindsay Moore, Interiors Support
Kyler Hokanson, Job Captain
Joe Smith, AIA, LEED A.P.,
Basil Harb, Architectural Design

Owner: Hemming Development
Contractor: Headwaters Construction
Structural Engineer: CKR
Mechanical Engineer: ESA
Electrical Engineer: Payne Engineering
Furniture Dealer: IKEA, SDI Custom


The Ridge, Lisman Studio
Sandy, Utah

Project Description: For this massive Multi-Family project located in Sandy, Utah, the design needs included a Club Room, Leasing Office and Lobby area. With the Multi-Family housing arena exploding across the Wasatch Front, it’s vital that communities establish a brand and identity. From the exterior materials and color selections, to the sweeping patio and deck areas, this project truly has it all.
Judges Comments: Beautiful, unique details, and a sophisticated palette create an elevated aesthetic in this classy but modern design.

Team Members:
Belle Kurudzija, Senior Interior Designer
Emily Hatfield, Associate Interior Designer

Owner and Consultant Team Members:
Rockworth Company, Tod Henriod


9th South Circle Residence, Cityhome Collective
Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Description: We wanted to infuse this amazing mid-century style home with Spanish influences and a cool Southern California vibe. Our client was adventurous and wanted to explore color, pattern, and texture. We were able to bring a global layer to the design with vintage finds from all over the world, custom art, and handmade elements.
Judges Comments: Sophisticated yet playful, this gorgeous design weaves eclectic elements into a fully realized space that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Team Members:
Lauren Bald, Associate IIDA, Project Manager
Helena Morozoff, Designer
Susannah Holmberg, Designer
Rebecca Loosli, Designer
Brea Valenzuela, Designer
Pamela Jewel, Designer

LIVE SINGLE-UNIT: Merit Award Winner

Red Ledges Re-imagined Mountain Contemporary, Lisman Studio
Park City, Utah

Project Description: The design of this space included work with tile, stone, flooring, cabinetry, and interior architectural detailing; along with establishing theme and color palettes that complement the Mountain Contemporary look of the residence. Stunningly beautiful design came together to create a home that is breathtaking, but also holds its own against the stunning mountain views from every room of the home.

Team Members:
Andy Mapp & Shane Harr
Kristina Weaver – Senior Interior Designer
Cristen Cagle – Associate Interior Designer
Megan Ozosky – Associate Designer

Owner and Consultant Team Members:
Pure Haven Homes

PLAY: BEST Award Winner

Audi Executive Club at Rio Tinto Stadium, EDA Architects
Sandy, Utah

Project Description: The Executive Club is a luxury infill project at Rio Tinto Stadium. The space serves an important hospitality function for REAL Salt Lake, and is designed to foster professional networking opportunities while enjoying professional soccer.

Project Team:
Tonya Schneider – EDA, Project Designer
Daniel Rogers – EDA, Project Architect, AIA
Carolyn Matthews – (Formerly with EDA), Interior Designer, NCIDQ, IIDA
Evan Cindrich – EDA, Principal, NCIDQ, IIDA

Owner Team Members:
Dell Loy Hansen - RSL
Craig Martin - RSL
Additional Consultants/Team Members:
Wasatch Commercial Builders, LLC
McNeil Engineering
SMD Engineering
Hunt Electric

PLAY: Merit Award Winner

Abravanel Hall Lobby Remodel, HKS
Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Description: The overall design philosophy of this project was to enhance a timeless Salt Lake City icon with thoughtful details creating a modern, functional interior design that carefully respects the elegance and beauty of the existing 1970’s vintage concert hall. The result creates an atmosphere that feels completely new, yet seems as if it was present all the while.
Judges Comments: In this project a strong, organizing concept provides a solid framework for a thoughtful and beautifully realized design.

HKS Team Members:
Shawn M Hancock IIDA: Interior Designer
Brian Junge AIA: Senior Designer
Roger Phillips AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, CDT: Project Manager
Leslie Hamil AIA, WELL AP: Project Architect
Owner: Salt Lake County Center for the Arts
Phil Jordan: Project Director/ Owner’s Representative
Ryan Henrie: Project Manager

Consultant Team Members:
Lighting Design: HLB Lighting
Structural Engineer: BHB Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Colvin Engineering
Mechanical: VBFA Engineering
Acoustical Consultant: Jaffe Holden
Theatrical Consultant: Theater Projects


Enve Composites, GSBS Architects
Ogden, Utah

Project description: With a vision statement of “Foster Innovation Through Simplicity”, ENVE desired to bring the various working departments of their company together in ways to encourage cross-collaboration and a family-like environment while keeping with simple, honest materials.
Judges Comments: Fun concept and great collaboration with client to represent the company culture with the space.

Team Members:
Zachary Stewart, Interior Designer
D. Scott Henriksen, Principal in Charge
Jesse Allen, Design Architect/Project Manager
Eric Stanley, Landscape Architect
Sarah Lehman, CEO ENVE Composites
Colvin Engineering Associates
BNA Consulting, Inc.
Parametrix, Inc.
CRS Engineers
BHB Consulting Engineers

BEST ON A BUDGET: Merit Award Winner

Lucid Software, EDA Architects
South Jordan, Utah

Project Description: With exponential growth since its 2010 inception, Lucid Software needed a new corporate headquarters to bring a myriad of employee groups from various locations into one central location; to unify employees, promote an active and energetic culture, and provide a space that would be a magnet for attracting talent throughout the Salt Lake region in an increasingly competitive hiring environment.
Judges Comments: This project exhibits a high level of design and originality. The challenge of providing a large gathering space while staying within code constraints was met with a creative and well-executed solution.

Project Team:
Evan Cindrich – EDA, Principal / Designer, NCIDQ, IIDA (Main Contact)
Carolyn Matthews – (formerly with EDA), Interior Designer, NCIDQ, IIDA

Owner Team Members:
Jordan Bauer – Lucid Software
Lindsey Messer – Lucid Software

Additional Consultants/Team Members:
Bryan Dahlberg – STACK Real Estate, Construction Manager
Workspace Elements
Hunt Electric
CCI Mechanical
Dunn Engineering


Larry H. Miller Corporate & Family Offices
Method Studio
Sandy, Utah



Ogden Weber Applied Technology College
ajc architects



Angie Lindahl & Lisa Prunty