2018 Professional Builder Design Award Winners

This year’s awards competition recognizes superb attention to detail and innovative problem-solving with a range of exciting, inspiring work

By Susan Bady / Senior Editor, Kate Carsella / Associate Editor, Peter Fabris, Stacey Freed, and Robin Roenker | August 28, 2018
2018 Professional Builder Design Awards Gold winner Willamette Valley Residence, Sheridan, Ore.
Exterior view of 2018 Gold Award winner Willamette Valley Residence, in Sheridan, Ore., by Rockefeller Kempel Architects with builder Hammer & Hand. (Photo: Eric Staudenmaier)

Professional Builder's annual Design Awards competition recognizes construction industry professionals including builders, architects, designers, developers, land planners, and interior designers across the nation whose work demonstrates design innovation, as well as showing a high level of construction quality and success in the marketplace.

This year's awards named eight gold, six silver, and two bronze winners in categories that include custom homes, multifamily, and single-family homes of various sizes.  The Project of the Year was awarded to a custom home in Seadrift, Calif., designed by CCS Architecture and built by Allen Construction. Their Lagoon House collaboration stood out for its ability to be simultaneously unique and iconic.

A Special Recognition Award was given to Aspire House, a single-family home design for recovering addicts that is also affordable for that market and complements the surrounding Orlando neighborhood.

To see more details and photos of the winning projects, click the links below. 


Project of the Year / Gold Award Winner

Lagoon House, Seadrift, Calif.


Gold Award Winners

Single-Family Production Over 3,100 sf: Cheval at White Horse, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Single-Family Production 2,001 to 3,000 sf: Prato, Castle Pines, Colo.

On the Boards: McFadden Lofts, Newport Beach, Calif.

Green: Delphi Haus, Olympia, Wash.

Community: Heritage Sands, Dennisport, Mass.

Custom Home: Willamette Valley Residence, Sheridan, Ore.

Multifamily: Parcels at Concourse, Memphis, Tenn.

Multifamily: Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.


Silver Award Winners

Single-Family Production 2,001 to 3,000 sf: Sunflower at Walden Farms, Prescott, Ariz.

Single-Family Production Over 3,100 sf: The Retreat at Panacea, Stapleton, Colo.

Modular: Springs Residence, East Hampton, N.Y.

Infill: Battery Square, Nashville, Tenn.

Custom Home: Cornelio, Laguna Beach, Calif.

Multifamily: Tate at Tanglewood, Houston


Bronze Award Winners

Single-Family Production Under 2,000 sf: Castle in Brooklyn, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Single-Family Production Over 3,100 sf: Cavallo at White Horse, Scottsdale, Ariz.


Special Recognition Award

Aspire House, Holden Heights, Fla.