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Kube’s Richard Loosle-Ortega and Janet Bloomberg designed a modern home in Cleveland Park. © Greg Powers.

A pool scape by Walnut Hill’s Michael Prokopchak fronts the Chesapeake Bay. © Michael Prokopchak.

A home by Mark Sullenberger, Custom Design Concepts. ©Thomas Walker.

A Northwest DC renovation by Neal Thomson and Patrick Cooke. © Anice Hoachlander.

A glass-walled Arlington addition designed by Jon Hensley. © Morgan Howarth.

Quintece Hill-Mattauszek enlivened a basement in Bowie, Maryland. © Maryland Photography, Inc.

A lush pool scape in Bethesda by McHale Landscape Design. © John Spaulding.

A computer rendering of a McLean kitchen by Lobkovich Kitchen Designs.

Thorsen Construction renovated a Northwest DC home in classic style. © Anice Hoachlander.

A Great Falls renovation by BOWA encompassed an addition and new outdoor living spaces. © BTW Images.

A 14th Street loft with millwork by Potomac Woodwork. © Geoffrey Hodgdon.

California Closets

Torpedo Factory

Stark Carpet


Architectural Ceramics

Roche Bobois


Gretchen Everett

A.B.E. Networks

Circa Lighting

Designed by Patrick Sutton, an elegant dining room in Baltimore brings the outdoors in. © Gordon Beall.

2018 Designers’ Choice Awards

H&D’s 2018 survey of area  designers and architects

2018 Designers’ Choice Awards Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of area professionals regarding their picks for leaders in the innovative, ever-evolving home-design industry—and requests their votes of confidence in rising stars on the local scene. We also ask architects and designers to choose their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from audio/video and appliance showrooms to lighting dealers and art galleries. The following pages cover the complete survey results for 2018.

Hall of fame


Janet Bloomberg, AIA,  Richard Loosle-Ortega, RA

Kube Architecture
Washington, DC; kube-arch.com


Interior Designer

Patrick Sutton

Patrick Sutton
Baltimore, Maryland; patricksutton.com


Landscape Architect

Michael Prokopchak, ASLA

Walnut Hill Landscape Company

Annapolis, Maryland;  walnuthilllandscape.com




Architecture Firm

this award category was a tie between

Mark Sullenberger, AIA

Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Design

McLean, Virginia; cdcarch.com and  Neal Thomson, AIA,  Patrick Cooke, AIA,


Thomson & Cooke Architects

Washington, DC; thomsoncooke.com


Up & Coming Architect

Jon Hensley, AIA, LEED AP

Jon Hensley Architects, Arlington, Virginia; jonhensleyarchitects.com


Up & Coming  Interior Designer

Quintece Hill-Mattauszek

Studio Q, Alexandria, Virginia;  studioqdesigns.com  Landscape FirM

McHale Landscape Design

Upper Marlboro, Maryland;  mchalelandscape.com


Kitchen Design Firm

Lobkovich Kitchen Designs

Tysons Corner, Virginia;  lobkovich.com


Custom Builder

Thorsen Construction

Alexandria and Warrenton;  thorsenconstruction.us


Design/Build Firm


McLean and Middleburg; bowa.com


Potomac Woodwork, LLC

Gaithersburg, Maryland;  potomacwoodwork.com


Industry Awards

Art Resource

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Alexandria, Virginia; torpedofactory.org




Washington, DC;  starkcarpet.com


Custom Closets

California Closets

Area locations; californiaclosets.com


Decorative Accessories

Gretchen Everett

Silver Spring, Maryland;  gretcheneverett.com


Fabrics & Wall Coverings


Washington, DC; fschumacher.com


Fine Furniture

Roche Bobois

Washington, DC; roche-bobois.com


Home Technology

A.B.E. Networks

Silver Spring, Maryland;  abenetworks.com


Kitchen/Bath  Appliances & Fixtures


Area locations; ferguson.com



Circa Lighting

Washington, DC; circalighting.com


Tile & Flooring

Architectural Ceramics

Area locations;  architecturalceramics.com

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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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