A project by architect of the Year Richard Foster, Richard Foster Architects. Photo: Daniela Martinez
A project by Interior Designer of the Year Arlene Critzos, Interior Concepts, Inc. Photo: Gordon Beall
A project by Landscape Architect of the Year: Richard Arentz, ASLA, Arentz Landscape Architects LLC. Photo: Roger Foley
Architecture Firm of the Year: Thomson & Cooke Architects. Photo: Anice Hoachlander
Kitchen & Bath Design Firm of the Year: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath. Photo: Steven Paul Whitsitt
Landscape Design Firm of the Year: Campion Hruby Landscape Architects. Photo: Anice Hoachlander
Interior Design Firm of the Year: Solís Betancourt & Sherrill. Photo: Gordon Beall
Custom Builder of the Year: Pyramid Builders. Photo: Michael Moran
Design/Build Firm of the Year: BOWA. Photo: Bob Narod
Resource for window treatments: Gretchen Everett
Lighting resource: Illuminations, Inc.
Tile-surface resource: Renaissance Tile & Bath
Fine-furniture resource: Century
Home-technology resource: A.B.E. Networks
Art resource: Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Hardware Resource: Push Pull Decorative Hardware
Custom closets resource: Closets by Design
Craftsman: Allegheny Wood Works
Resource for carpets & flooring: Stark Carpet
Resource for fabric & wall coverings: Farrow & Ball
Resource for appliances & fixtures: ADU, Your Appliance Source
Architecture Firm of the Year: Thomson & Cooke Architects. Photo: Anice Hoachlander
Kitchen & Bath Design Firm of the Year: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath. Photo: Steven Paul Whitsitt
Landscape Design Firm of the Year: Campion Hruby Landscape Architects. Photo: Anice Hoachlander
Interior Design Firm of the Year: Solís Betancourt & Sherrill. Photo: Gordon Beall
Custom Builder of the Year: Pyramid Builders. Photo: Michael Moran
Design/Build Firm of the Year: BOWA. Photo: Bob Narod
Resource for window treatments: Gretchen Everett
Lighting resource: Illuminations, Inc.
Tile-surface resource: Renaissance Tile & Bath
Fine-furniture resource: Century
Home-technology resource: A.B.E. Networks
Art resource: Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Hardware Resource: Push Pull Decorative Hardware
Custom closets resource: Closets by Design
Craftsman: Allegheny Wood Works
Resource for carpets & flooring: Stark Carpet
Resource for fabric & wall coverings: Farrow & Ball
Resource for appliances & fixtures: ADU, Your Appliance Source

2020 Designers’ Choice Awards

Local luminaries in the home-design industry

Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of design professionals to name their picks for industry leaders and favorite resources. Following are the winners for 2020. –HOME&DESIGN


Architect of the Year
Richard Foster
Richard Foster Architects
Rockville, Maryland
richardfosterarchitects.com

Interior Designer of the Year
Arlene Critzos
Interior Concepts, Inc.
Annapolis, Maryland
interiorconceptsinc.com

Landscape Architect of the Year
Richard Arentz, ASLA
Arentz Landscape Architects LLC
Washington, DC, and Marshall, Virginia
arentzdc.com


Award-Winning Firms

Architecture
Firm of the Year

Thomson & Cooke Architects
Washington, DC
thomsoncooke.com

Kitchen & Bath Design
Firm of the Year

Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Chevy Chase, MD, and Ashburn, VA
gilmerkitchens.com

Landscape Design
Firm of the Year

Campion Hruby Landscape Architects
Annapolis, Maryland
campionhruby.com

Interior Design
Firm of the Year

Solís Betancourt & Sherrill
Washington, DC
solisbetancourt.com

Custom Builder
of the Year

Pyramid Builders
Annapolis, Maryland
pyramid-builders.com

Design/Build
Firm of the Year

BOWA
McLean and Middleburg, Virginia
bowa.com


Favorite Resources

Art Resource
Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Baltimore and Chevy Chase, Maryland
merrittgallery.com

Carpet & Flooring
Stark Carpet
Washington Design Center
starkcarpet.com

Craftsman
Allegheny Wood Works
Hyattsville, Maryland
alleghenywoodworksllc.com

Custom Closets
Closets by Design
Manassas, Virginia
closetsbydesign.com

Fabric & Wall Coverings
Farrow & Ball
Washington, DC
farrow-ball.com

Fine Furniture
Century
Washington, DC
centuryfurniture.com

Hardware
Push Pull Decorative Hardware
North Bethesda, Maryland
pushpullhardware.com

Home Technology
A.B.E. Networks
Rockville, Maryland
abenetworks.com

Appliances & Fixtures
ADU, Your Appliance Source
Area locations
adu.com

Lighting
Illuminations, Inc.
Washington, DC
illuminc.com

Tile Surfaces
Renaissance Tile & Bath
Alexandria, Virginia
renaissancetileandbath.com

Window Treatments
Gretchen Everett
Silver Spring, Maryland
gretcheneverett.com