ACI ReceptionRecognized for Best Interior Design of a Sales Center by American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

Architectural Concepts, Inc. a full service planning, architectural and interior design firm, was selected as the winner of the ARDY for Best Interior Design: Sales Center at the prestigious ARDA (American Resort Development Association) International Awards program on April 15, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Architectural Concepts, Inc. (ACI) was selected the winner in this category from entries judged independently in a confidential/blind judging process.

This Awards program draws hundreds of entries from ARDA members around the globe.

Architectural Concepts, Inc. received the recognition for its design of Silverleaf Resorts’ recently opened off-site Sales Center, located in Buford, Georgia outside of Atlanta. The new Sales Center is in an 18,000 sq. ft. free standing building and includes a spacious 5,000 sq. ft. lobby and a sales floor for 180 people.

According to Margit Whitlock AIA, Principal and Creative Director, the “décor was influenced by the demographic of the vibrant, cosmopolitan, tech-savvy buyers in Atlanta. The earthy color palette pops with orange and green accents to keep the space neutral but fresh.” One of the highlights at the purpose-built off-site Sales Center is actually experiencing a sample one-bedroom model unit without visiting a resort.

Architectural Concepts, Inc. was also honored as a finalist for the Interior Design of the Seahorse Beach Club & Residences, a luxury fractional resort in Freeport, TX.

This is not the first time Architectural Concepts, Inc. has been lauded by the resort industry. ACI previously won the highly coveted ARDY and Silver Awards for Best Resort Design in Architecture and Interiors for Cibola Vista Resort and Spa in Peoria, AZ, Best Refurbishment for the Club Regina Cancun and Los Cabos, MX and the Lawrence Welk Resort Villas in both San Diego and Palm Springs, CA.

ACI primarily focuses on the hospitality and commercial markets. ACI’s Principals, Margit E. Whitlock, AIA, and Brian Giguere AIA are licensed architects in California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and soon New York. For more information