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residential architect design awards

project of the year

custom / more than 3,500 square feet

custom / 3,500 square feet or less

  • freeman residence, bristol, r.i.

    The 1.2-acre waterfront site was the biggest influence on the design of this 2,600-square-foot house, says architect James Estes.

     
  • tatum residence, scientists cliffs, md.

    For this new 3,500-square-foot house in the Cliffs, architect Wayne L. Good sought to evoke the elemental, rustic spirit of those early summer homes.

     
  • zachary house, zachary, la.

    Simplicity doesn't guarantee elegance, but in the case of this project that's exactly what it achieves.

     
  • deppmeier residence, west of laurel, mont.

    Situated on the high plains of south-central Montana, where the mountains meet the prairie, architect Dennis Deppmeier's house has a deep affinity for its place.

     

renovation

multifamily

single-family production / detached

  • brenthaven; brentwood, tenn.

    This production house is located in a golf-course community where McMansions regularly compete for massiveness, says architect J. Carson Looney.

     
  • villa alta, fort worth, texas

    Builder Village Homes asked architect Richard Garza to create a house that departed from the typical Texas production housing mentality.

     

Affordable

on the boards

  • bethesda theatre residential, bethesda, md.

    Weihe Design Group's graceful concept for the fusion of a business district and a residential neighborhood won praise from our judges.

     
  • casa rizo, miami

    I tried to use solids and voids to take the eye beyond the physical limitations of the space and give the impression of a house bigger than it is, says architect Armando Rizo of his first house design, one he did for his family.

     
  • belle creek, commerce city, colo.

    Arlo Braun wanted to design a community that integrated types and prices of homes on a "finer grain" than most planned developments.

     

Other Articles

  • 216 alabama, lawrence, kan.

    Both of-the-moment and deferential to its humble surroundings, this house was designed and built by architecture students at the University of Kansas in a matter of five months.

     

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