HDDC awards recognize exceptional architecture, and interior design projects in Central Oregon.

Ascent Architecture & Interiors received two awards from the High Desert Design Council’s 2016 Design Competition for the firm’s commercial and residential work.

Ascent's Tetherow Contemporary Custom Residence won "Best Residential Architecture" at the 2016 HDDC Design Competition.

Ascent’s Tetherow Contemporary Custom Residence won “Best Residential Architecture” at the 2016 HDDC Design Competition.

The wins showcase Ascent’s ability to combine function and client service with thoughtful design.

This year, Ascent’s Worthy Brewing Company dining expansion and observatory won “Best Commercial Remodel,” and its Tetherow Contemporary Custom Residence garnered the “Best Residential Architecture” title. The awards ceremony took place October 20 at Legum Design in downtown Bend.

The Worthy dining expansion and observatory project is a 7,560-square-foot

Worthy Remodel

Worthy Brewing Company expansion and observatory won “Best Commercial Remodel” at the 2016 HDDC Design Competition.

addition that includes a new indoor/outdoor dining area and bar called the “Beermuda Triangle,” a second-story patio overlooking the Cascade mountain range, and an observatory and education center housing a deep-space-viewing telescope. The additional space doubles Worthy’s restaurant capacity, creates a banquet space for parties and celebrations, and provides a place in town for patrons to view the skies above Central Oregon.

The Tetherow Contemporary Custom Residence is a 3,200-square-foot, single-story house that was designed to include and feature the owners’ art, collected on

The house surrounds a private courtyard on three sides, combining the home's thoughtful design with a desire for protected outdoor space.

The house surrounds a private courtyard on three sides, combining the home’s thoughtful design with a desire for protected outdoor space.

their international travels. The home surrounds a private courtyard on three sides, creating an intimate outdoor space, and has several rooms of floor-to-ceiling windows to let in abundance of natural light.

This is the fourth consecutive year Ascent has won the “Best Commercial Remodel” award and the second consecutive year winning “Best Residential Architecture.” Ascent’s previous award-winning commercial remodels include:

In 2015, Ascent’s Northwest Bend Contemporary Custom Residence won the Best Residential Architecture Award.

Both 2016 winning projects highlight the work of several Ascent team members. The Worthy remodel team includes Principal Architect Seth Anderson, AIA; Project Leader Emily Freed, LEED AP, EAC-PS; Design Professional Travis Smith, Assoc. AIA; and Interior Designer Lynn Baker, NDICQ Certificate No. 29584. The custom residence team included Principal Architect Seth Anderson; Design Professional Sara Bergby, Assoc. AIA; and interior designers Lynn Baker and Cassidy Riordan.

Worthy Remodel

The “Beermuda Triangle” is an indoor/outdoor space that can let in or keep out the weather while allowing diners to enjoy the views.

The High Desert Design Council is a nonprofit business association supporting and promoting the professional applied and decorative arts community in Central Oregon. The design competition recognizes projects located in Central Oregon and features several design categories, including commercial interior design, residential remodel, furniture design, and product recycle/upcycle.

Ascent Architecture & Interiors is an award-winning and client-centered firm delivering exceptional service and thoughtful design for senior living, commercial, hospitality, housing, and public projects throughout the West and Southwest.

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