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Slifer Designs earns top industry honors

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Special to the DailySlifer Designs won a gold award from the American Resort Development Association for the Old Greenwood Lodge, above, in a Lake Tahoe facility that following strict environmental and green guidelines.

EDWARDS – Slifer Designs was recently awarded two gold awards and one silver award for excellence in interior design for its work on resort properties in the Vail Valley and Lake Tahoe. Taking coveted gold awards from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) are Slifer Designs’ Old Greenwood Lodge in Lake Tahoe, a facility following strict environmental and “green” guidelines, and the sales center at Cordillera Golf Club. Country Club of the Rockies received a silver award for the redesign of its restaurant and clubhouse.

ARDA is a national organization representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries and gives these awards to architects, designers and developers. According to Slifer Designs’ Vice President of Interior Architecture and Hospitality James D. Dawkins, the competition for ARDA’s design excellence awards is very tight in all categories.”Firms from all around the country compete for recognition and only the best in class are selected,” said Dawkins. “We are honored and proud of the artistic excellence that our diverse team continues to create in both interior architecture and design. These awards serve as stepping stones to future achievements as we continue to develop our talents and abilities in world-class mountain resort design.”

“We are very pleased to earn this prestigious recognition from our peers,” said Beth Slifer, founder and president of Slifer Designs. “Every member of the extraordinary project teams for these properties deserves individual praise for continued dedication to excellence and design integrity. This award goes to the architects and builders as well, Evans Chaffee Construction Group, Shepherd Resources, RA Nelson and Zehren and Associates. Congratulations to everyone involved.”Slifer Designs has received other honors for its design for resort communities. Red Sky Ranch in Wolcott and Mayacama Golf Resorts in California’s Sonoma Valley received silver awards in 2004, and Hyatt Main Street Station in Breckenridge and the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt earned top honors in 2003.

Slifer Designs offers full-service interior design for residential and commercial properties throughout the United States. Started in 1984 by Beth Slifer, the company has been ranked among the top three residential interior design firms in the United States for the past seven years and consistently receives top industry awards for innovative design excellence. Vail, Colorado

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