Announcing the Winners: 2017 Professional Builder Design Awards

The winners of this year’s Professional Builder Design Awards show design virtuosity, skillful site use, and eco-smarts

By Susan Bady, Michael Chamernik, Peter Fabris, and Debbie Reslock | August 25, 2017
Dancing Light, Project of the Year, Photo by Alexander Vertikoff
Photo: Alexander Vertikoff

The Professional Builder Design Awards competition recognizes individuals across the U.S. who design and build homes that demonstrate construction quality, innovation, practical and compelling design, and success in the marketplace.

Open to builders, developers, architects, interior designers, land planners and designers, the Professional Builder Design Awards named nine gold, 11 silver, and two bronze winners for 2017 in categories including custom homes, multifamily, and single-family homes of various sizes. Dancing Light, a 6,200 square-foot home in Arizona influenced by desert boulder fields and Native American cliff dwellings, was awarded Project of the Year.

Links to this year's entries are listed below. In addition to project details and photo galleries, the winning builders and designers shared their thoughts on their work and explained how they delivered what the market is currently demanding.

casa xiximCasa Xixim, Gold Award, Green Home. Photographer: Taggart Sorenson.

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

Project of the Year + Gold
Dancing Light

Casa Xixim
Ullman Sails Lofts
The Chisca on Main
Jewel, Plan 2
Canopy at Esencia
Stratford III

Coral Cove
New Canaan Retreat
Mount Baker Park Modern
Middlebury College Student Housing
Spring Park Senior Villa
Hideaway at Arrington
The Huntington
The Murray

Coral Crest
Boulevard One at Lowry

atlanticAtlantic, Silver Award, Custom Home. Photographer: Bates Masi + Architects.


Larry Garnett
FAIBD, Owner, Larry Garnett Designs
Glen Rose, Texas

Curt Gelotte
AIA, Senior Principal, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl
Bellevue, Wash.

Alaina Money
Owner, Garman Homes 
Durham, N.C.

Donald Ruthroff
AIA, Principal, Dahlin Group Architecture | Planning 
Pleasanton, Calif.