Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland Building Industry Association, the 2016 GALA (Great American Living Awards) celebrates achievements in categories ranging from architecture and interior design to sales and marketing. Candidates submitted portfolios that were split among three teams of judges, each including an architect, a builder, and a marketing professional.
The 2016 GALA ceremony was held on October 6 at the McLean Hilton Tysons Corner. Winners in the custom-builder categories are spotlighted on the following pages, while the remaining award-winners will be featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Home & Design.
CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR (selected from the winners of all categories) THE HIDEAWAY, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. OPaL, GPS Designs. Winner of Custom Home, Single Lot, Under 3,000 Square Feet.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM OR CUSTOMIZED INFILL HOME – Over 7,000 Square Feet THE HARRISON, McLean, Virginia. Capital City Builders.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS – Over $1,000,000 OLD WATERFORD ROAD RENOVATION, Paeonian Springs, Virginia. BOWA.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS – Under $500,000 CAMMICK DRIVE RENOVATION, Bethesda, Maryland. BOWA.