LHK design is the winner of Coverings Installation and Design Awards 2016 for Sustainable Commercial Design, honoring outstanding design and installation of tile and stone.
Project: Fairfield Inn and Suites, Waterbury, VT
|2016 CID Awards Spotlight: Fairfield Inn & Suites by LHK Design — Interview by Coverings Trade Show|
|January 06, 2017|
|At Coverings 2016, we honored fifteen outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile and stone. The winner for Sustainable Commercial Design was Fairfield Inn & Suites in Waterbury, VT. Designed by LHK Design, this new hotel maintained the brand’s signature features while incorporating rustic charm that defines this beautiful New England town.
The design concept reflected many nature-inspired materials that were indigenous to Vermont, and LHK Design ensured that it met the area’s sustainable standards as well. This includes incorporation of products that optimize energy performance for floors and walls using thermo conductivity, and green cleaning so there’s little exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals.
We connected with Lori Kramer, IIDA, LEED AP, and the founder of LHK Design, to discuss the project and her experience at Coverings 2016.
Tell us the story that inspired your submission for the 2016 Coverings CID Awards.
Bernadette White at Cancos Stone & Tile suggested I submit the Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterbury VT project for the 2016 Coverings Installation and Design Awards.
The best part of being an interior designer is to see my ideas and vision become a tangible reality. I envision every detail of my design intent and how each piece fits together to create a distinct sense of place. After all of these years, it is still incredibly exciting during each new project to watch the design I envisioned slowly come together during construction and become a reality upon completion. I love walking through the space with my client when the project is finished to capture all of these details. They’ve been such an integral part of the entire design process, and it’s incredibly rewarding for both of us.
How was your experience as a CID Award Winner at Coverings 2016?
This was my first time attending the Coverings show, and I discovered so many products that I’ve since specified on projects.