HOME OF THE YEAR: Line K—Oostenwind at Willowsford, K. Hovnanian Homes, Karin Meyn, Piet Boon Architecture. Photography: Courtesy of the Willowsford Community.
COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR: Willowsford, Willowsford, LLC, Corbelis Northern Virginia, Fraser Wallace Advertising. Photography: Courtesy of the Willowsford Community.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, DETACHED HOME (7,000 s.f. and Over), $300,001–$400,000: The Granville at Snowden Bridge, Brookfield Residential, Creaser/O’Brien Architects. Photography: Alan Goldstein.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, MULTI-FAMILY NEW CONSTRUCTION: Block O at Post Carlyle Square, Post Properties, SK+I. Photography: 2014 Iris22 Productions, Inc.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, DETACHED HOME (7,000 s.f. and Over), $400,001–$500,000: Glen Abbey at Ridges of Brandywine, D.R. Horton, KTGY. Photography: Maxine Schnitzer.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, DETACHED HOME (7,000 s.f. and Over), $300,001–$400,000: The Granville at Snowden Bridge, Brookfield Residential, Creaser/O’Brien Architects. Photography: Alan Goldstein.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, MULTI-FAMILY NEW CONSTRUCTION: Block O at Post Carlyle Square, Post Properties, SK+I. Photography: 2014 Iris22 Productions, Inc.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, DETACHED HOME (7,000 s.f. and Over), $400,001–$500,000: Glen Abbey at Ridges of Brandywine, D.R. Horton, KTGY. Photography: Maxine Schnitzer.

GALA 2014 Awards

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

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 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, held on October 9, 2014, at the McLean Hilton at Tysons Corner, have honored excellence in new home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in our region for more than 50 years. The 2014 entries filled 37 categories; those pertaining to architecture and design included single- and multi-family homes; town homes and condominiums; and custom home and remodeling projects.

Home & Design covered the winners in the custom-builder categories in the November/December issue; on the following pages, we spotlight the remaining winners in the architecture and design categories. An alphabetical list of winning companies appears below.

The Winners

The GALA Awards honored close to 100 winners in 2014.
Below are the award recipients for projects in one or more of the design and architecture categories.

Advantage Homes

Arcadia Communities

Brookfield Residential

Comstock

Corbelis

Creaser/O’Brien Architects

D.R. Horton

Devereaux & Associates

EYA 

Evergreene Homes

Fraser Wallace Advertising

GPS Designs

Integrity Homes

K. Hovnanian Homes 

KTGY

Lessard Design

Miller & Smith

NVHomes

OPaL, LLC

Piet Boon Architecture 

Post Properties

Ryan Homes

SK+I

Shalom Baranes Associates Architects

W.C. Ralston Architects

Willowsford, LLC

Wormald Homes


Great American Living 2013 Awards