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Castano House by Craig McMahon Architects, Gold Award winner
This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Pro Builder.

Innovation, construction quality, practical and compelling design: The factors that make a home appealing to buyers are the same ones used to judge the Professional Builder Design Awards competition.

This year’s winners span an impressive range. You’ll see a luxurious custom home that pays homage to its Arizona desert site, as well as a complex of 32 affordable studio apartments in Santa Monica, Calif.—the units are part of a community that offers skills training so that residents, the mentally ill and formerly homeless, may mainstream back into society. You’ll learn about new homes sized right, communities that emphasize walkability, and a green house that hews to stringent sustainability certifications.

At the links below, you’ll see 25 winning projects that received accolades because they satisfy yet another crucial criterion: delivering what the market is demanding right now.

The Winners (Click on a name to go to that winner's page)

Design Awards Project of the Year + Gold

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

Bronze Award Winners

Thanks to Our Judges for the 2016 Design Awards:

Tony Crasi
President, Crasi Company
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Larry Garnett
Owner, Larry Garnett Designs
Glen Rose, Texas

Seth Hart
Senior Designer, DTJ Design
Boulder, Colo.

Mark Larson
Principal, Rehkamp Larson Architects