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COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR: Willowsford, Willowsford, LLC, Corbelis Northern Virginia, Fraser Wallace Advertising. Photography: Courtesy of the Willowsford Community.

Interior Design Services - Window
Interior Design Services - Window

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.

High-rise building - Architecture
High-rise building - Architecture

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, MULTI-FAMILY NEW CONSTRUCTION: Block O at Post Carlyle Square, Post Properties, SK+I. Photography: 2014 Iris22 Productions, Inc.

Interior Design Services - Design
Interior Design Services - Design

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.

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

HOME OF THE YEAR: Line K—Oostenwind at Willowsford, K. Hovnanian Homes, Karin Meyn, Piet Boon Architecture. Photography: Courtesy of the Willowsford Community.

GALA 2014 Awards

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

GALA 2014 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 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



Creaser/O’Brien Architects

D.R. Horton

Devereaux & Associates


Evergreene Homes

Fraser Wallace Advertising

GPS Designs

Integrity Homes

K. Hovnanian Homes 


Lessard Design

Miller & Smith



Piet Boon Architecture 

Post Properties

Ryan Homes


Shalom Baranes Associates Architects

W.C. Ralston Architects

Willowsford, LLC

Wormald Homes

Great American Living 2013 Awards

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HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

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