Other stories by James Schwartz

  • Hanson Sciannella Residence, Rockville, Md.

    The judges admired this interior transformation of a formerly dark, chopped-up ranch house.

  • Weiner Residence, Washington, D.C.

    The program for this Washington, D.C., remodel was out of the ordinary, so architect Mark McInturff came up with a fittingly unusual solution.

  • Private residence, Newton, Mass.

    From the front, this suburban Boston remodel doesn't appear too different from its "before" photographs.

  • South Side Housing, Pittsburgh

    For designing urban expansion that enhances the community, South Side Housing takes top honors.

  • Brezza Condominiums, Kirkland, Wash.

    Italy's celebrated hill towns were the inspiration for Brezza ("breeze" in Italian) Condominiums, a multifamily complex located on a steep hillside above Kirkland, Wash.

  • Museum Heights Condominiums, Brentwood, Calif.

    What do you do with a site that is superbly located down the road from the J. Paul Getty Museum, but is also steeply raked and adjacent to one of the nation's busiest freeways?

  • The Gate, Hoboken, N.J.

    Dean Marchetto did his homework before embarking on the design of this 10-unit, Arts-and-Crafts influenced apartment complex in Hoboken, N.J.

  • Villa Flores, Los Angeles

    Villa Flores isn't just a multiple-award-winning affordable senior housing community. It's also the prototype for a group of projects to be built on the same church-owned block in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Urban residence, Lawrence, Kan.

    Looks like a bunch of friends got together and put something really unique together, the judges said. "It's a slam dunk."

  • West Boulevard, Los Angeles

    West Boulevard's boldly striped entry and mix of unit types captured the judges' attention and imagination.