VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Jennifer Kurtz has been named Interior Designer of the Year at the 2021 Awards of Excellence presented by the Institute of Interior Designers of British Columbia (IDIBC).
|Jennifer Kurtz, British Columbia Interior Designer of the Year.|
Kurtz, RID IDIBC, of KurtzDesign Inc. also received the Excellence Award in the Food and Beverage category for the design of the Project Members Lounge in Vancouver. Kurtz helped transform the historic club’s former billiard room into a wine bar.
The Design Prize Jury, made up of Johnson Chou ARIDO, Johnson Chou in Toronto; Marc Bherer APDIQ, of Desjardins Bherer in Montreal; and Valerie Gow ARIDO, Gow Hastings Architects in Toronto, evaluated 50 submissions received by IDIBC. Ultimately, they selected four recipients for the Excellence Awards and 10 Merit Awards, in addition to Interior Decorator of the Year.
“We are very pleased to recognize and showcase some of the exceptional talent among registered interior designers in British Columbia,” said IDIBC President Jennifer Heffel RID and Director of HB Design in Vancouver. “This year’s awards show a lot of softer elements overall. Textures, curves and warm color palettes create a feeling of calm and comfort. Now that we emerge from our cocoons, we appreciate these quiet and intimate transitional spaces. We are very proud to honor these creators.
The slide show presents the four awards of excellence as well as several awards of merit.