Architects from around the globe submitted their best work from the past five years into the 2012 residential architect Design Awards. Our six judges spent two difficult days poring over the nearly 800 entries, in the end awarding 36 winning projects. Out of those 36 winners, one was chosen as the Project of the Year, only four were given Grand awards, and 31 received Merit awards.

The selected jurors, who practice in various parts of the country and specialize in different types of residential projects, travel to ra’s office in Washington, D.C., for two days of deliberations and discussions. Our 2012 jury members were John Brown, FRAIC, housebrand; Michelle Kaufmann, AIA, LEED AP, Michelle Kaufmann Studio; Alan Organschi, Gray Organschi Architecture; Robert Sponseller, AIA, Shalom Baranes Associates; Max Strang, AIA, Max Strang Architecture; and Wayne Troyer, AIA, Wayne Troyer Architects.

Full coverage of the winners will be featured in ra's March/April issue with additional images and details on residentialarchitect.com.

 

Project of the Year
The Charmer, San Diego
Jonathan Segal, FAIA
San Diego

(view previous projects of the year


 

Custom Home / 3,000 Square Feet or Less
Merit Award
B+W House, Minneapolis
Julie Snow Architects (past coverage)
Minneapolis

Merit Award
Paso Robles Residence, Paso Robles, Calif.
Aidlin Darling Design (past coverage)
San Francisco

Merit Award
Stacked Cabin, Muscoda, Wis.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects (past coverage)
Milwaukee


 

Custom Home / More Than 3,000 Square Feet
Grand Award
Heavy Metal, Joplin, Mo.
Hufft Projects
Kansas City, Mo.

Merit Award
Nightingale Residence, Los Angeles
Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a) (past coverage)
Culver City, Calif.

Merit Award
Genius Loci, Montauk, N.Y.
Bates Masi + Architects (past coverage)
Sag Harbor, N.Y.


 

Renovation
Grand Award
Bal House, Menlo Park, Calif.
Terry & Terry Architecture (past coverage)
Berkeley, Calif.

Merit Award
House for Locavore Farmers, Geyserville, Calif.
Cooper Joseph Studio (past coverage)
New York

Merit Award
Tyler Residence, Leawood, Kan.
el dorado (past coverage)
Kansas City, Mo.


 

Restoration/Preservation
Merit Award
Schindler House on Ellis Avenue, Inglewood, Calif.
Ehrlich Architects (past coverage)
Culver City, Calif.

Merit Award
Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to Historic Vaucluse, Machipongo, Va.
Muse Architects (past coverage)
Bethesda, Md.

Merit Award
AP Lofts, Des Moines, Iowa
INVISION Architecture
Des Moines


 

Multifamily Housing
Merit Award
Chelsea Modern, New York
Audrey Matlock Architect (past coverage)
New York

Merit Award
The Lacey, Washington, D.C.
Division1 Architects (past coverage)
Washington


 

Single-Family Housing
Merit Award
A New Norris House, Norris, Tenn.
University of Tennessee College of Architecture + Design
Knoxville, Tenn.

Merit Award
Miller Ranch Porch House, Vanderpool, Texas
Lake|Flato Architects (past coverage)
San Antonio

Merit Award
The Solaris Collection at Daybreak, South Jordan, Utah
KTGY Group (past coverage)
Irvine, Calif.


 

Affordable Housing
Merit Award
Rosa Gardens, Palm Springs, Calif.
Brooks + Scarpa (past coverage)
Los Angeles

Merit Award
Echo Ridge Duplexes, Topeka, Kan.
el dorado (past coverage)
Kansas City, Mo.

Merit Award
Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, San Francisco
David Baker + Partners (past coverage)
San Francisco


 

Architectural Interiors
Merit Award
TriBeCa Loft Residence, New York
Office of Architecture and Push
Brooklyn, N.Y., and Alameda, Calif.

Merit Award
Transformer Loft, New York
Studio Garneau
New York


 

Campus Housing
Merit Award
Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa.
William Rawn Associates, Architects
Boston


 

Light Commercial
Grand Award
1st Avenue Commercial Office, Tucson, Ariz.
Repp Design + Construction
Tucson

Merit Award
Iowa Prison Industries Outlet Building, Des Moines, Iowa
ASK STUDIO
Des Moines


 

Outbuilding
Merit Award
Montrose Residence, Montrose, Calif.
Warren Techentin Architecture
Los Angeles

Merit Award
Studio for a Composer, Spring Prairie, Wis.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects (past coverage)
Milwaukee


 

Kitchen
Merit Award
Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn.
Joeb Moore + Partners (past coverage)
Greenwich, Conn.

Merit Award
Appleton Living, Venice, Calif.
MINARC (past coverage)
Santa Monica, Calif.


 

Bath
Merit Award
73rd Street Penthouse, New York
Turett Collaborative Architects (past coverage)
New York

Merit Award
Appleton Living, Venice, Calif.
MINARC
Santa Monica, Calif.


 

Detail
Merit Award
Chuckanut Ridge, Bow, Wash.
Prentiss Architects (past coverage)
Seattle

Merit Award
Studio Sitges, Sitges, Spain
Olson Kundig Architects (past coverage)
Seattle

Merit Award
Shadowboxx, San Juan Islands, Wash.
Olson Kundig Architects
Seattle


 

On the Boards
Grand Award
Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood, Little Rock, Ark.
University of Arkansas Community Design Center
Fayetteville, Ark.