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Kitchen - Interior Design Services
Kitchen - Interior Design Services

The winner of the Design and Architecture, Detached Home (on lots under 7,000 square feet) category was Miller and Smith/Creaser O'Brien Architects.

Living room - Interior Design Services
Living room - Interior Design Services

Miller and Smith/Creaser O'Brien Architects.

Living room - Interior Design Services
Living room - Interior Design Services

The Bryant at Mosaic District from EYA/Lessard Design, Inc. won in the category of Design and Architecture Attached Home Including Townhouses, Two-Over-Twos, Back-to Back Townhouses and Duplexes.

Architecture - Design
Architecture - Design

Clark Realty Capital, LLC/Clark Builders Group won the Universal Design in Housing award for its Wounded Warrior Home Project at Fort Belvoir: The Patriot Home.

House - Real Estate
House - Real Estate

OPaL LLC won in the Home of the Year Detached category for The MacArthur.

GALA 2012 Awards

The Great American Living Awards recognize the best in home design and community planning in Maryland, DC and Virginia

GALA 2012 Awards Each year, a panel of building industry professionals is selected to judge new homes and communities in the Mid-Atlantic region, and to choose their nominees for the Great American Living (GALA) Awards. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association, the venerable GALA Awards have honored excellence in new home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in our region for the last 50 years.

This year’s festivities were held at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, on September 20. Entries filled 43 categories; those pertaining to architecture and design included single- and multi-family homes; town homes and condominiums; custom home and remodeling projects; and land and site planning. Though there were more than 100 award winners in total, the coverage on the following pages is limited to those in the architecture and design categories; the full, alphabetical list of winners in these categories can be seen below.

The Winners
The Great American Living Awards honors more than 100  winners every year—and this year was no exception. Below are the companies  that received awards for projects  in one or more of the 2012 GALA Awards’ design and architecture categories:
Advantage Homes
Artisan Builders, LLC
Brookfield Homes
Camberley Homes
Clark Builders Group, LLC
Clark Realty Capital, LLC 
Creaser O’Brien Architects
Creighton Homes
Drees Homes
Duball, LLC 
Evergreen Homes
GPS Designs
James McDonald Associate Architects, PC
K. Hovnanian Homes
KTGY Group Inc.
Lessard Design, Inc.
Miller and Smith
Monogram Homes
Somerset Construction
Stanley Martin Companies
Sutton Yantis Associates Architects
The Building Group
Van Metre Homes
W.C. Ralston Architects

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