Announcing the Winners: 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards

Deft infill, sensible scale, masterful luxury—this year’s winners showcase designers and builders at the top of their game

By By Amy Albert, Susan Bady, Mike Beirne, Michael Chamernik, and David Malone | September 1, 2016

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)

Project of the Year + Gold
Saguaro Ridge

Castano House
Freeman's Point—Summerside
Marlowe—Plan 1
Heritage Sands—Chapin
Step Up on Colorado
Winfield Gate
Sag Harbor Sanctuary

Winfield Gate
Emerald Star
Amagansett Dunes
Home on the Intracoastal Waterway
Ludlow Cove Cottages—Kingston
Summer's Corner—Firethorn
Greystone Point
Beacon Park at Great Park Neighborhoods
Hollenbeck Terrace Apartments

Parkview—Plan One
The New American Home
Fiddler’s Creek—Catalonia at Marsh Cove
Ambassador Gardens
Thorn Tree Farm
Potter's Lane

The Judges

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


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