NAHB Announces Best in American Living Awards (BALA) Winners

Contact: Stephanie Pagan
Director, Media Relations
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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the winners of the 2022 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The awards are sponsored by Monogram.

Now in its 39th year, BALA, the building industry’s premier residential design awards program, recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors. BALA is built on the principle that all great homes and communities start with great design, no matter the market, cost or size.

“The BALA winners set the benchmark for creativity and innovation in residential design and construction,” said Deryl Patterson, president and founder of Housing Design Matters, Inc., and NAHB’s 2022 Judging Chair. “We are extremely proud to honor this year’s winning companies and individuals on their remarkable work.”

The winners include:

Room of the Year:
Outdoor Room
Virginia Elegance
Winter Park, Fla.
Architect/designer: Phil Kean Design Group
Builder: Phil Kean Design Group
Photographer: Uneek Image

Community or Community Facility of the Year:
Community Facility, 1001 – 3000 Units
The Hub
Loveland, Colo.
Architect/designer: RHA (Robert Hidey Architects)
Developer: McWhinney
Interior designer: Creative License International
Interior merchandiser: Creative License International
Land planner: McWhinney
Landscape architect/designer: DTJ
Marketing firm: Strada
Photographer: Jonathan Alsobrook

Remodel of the Year:
Entire Home, Over $750,000
Otto Stark Home
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Architect/designer: Deidre Interiors
Builder: New Urban Home Builders
Green verifier/rater company: GreenEdge of Michigan
Interior designer: Deidre Interiors
Photographer: Geoff Shirley Photography

Multifamily Community of the Year:
Development 8 Stories and Over, For Rent
The Place at Fifth + Broadway
Nashville, Tenn.
Architect/designer: Pappageorge Haymes Partners / Gresham Smith (Architect of Record)
Builder: Skanska
Developer: Brookfield Properties / Oliver McMillan / Spectrum-Emery
Interior designer: Jules Wilson Design Studio
Landscape architect/designer: Hoerr Schaudt
Photographer: Zack Benson Photography

Home of the Year:
One-of-a-Kind Custom Home Over 8,000 sq. ft.
Wayzata Bay Coastal
Deephaven, Minn.
Architect/designer: Alexander Design Group
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons
Interior designer: Redpath Constable Interior Design
Photographer: Spacecrafting

Community Impact Award:
Adaptive Reuse, Multifamily
Buena Esperanza
Anaheim, Calif.
Architect/designer: Y & M Architects
Builder: Jamboree Quality Development and Construction, Inc.
Developer: Jamboree
Interior designer: JAG Interiors, Inc.
Land planner: City of Anaheim
Landscape architect/designer: Mark Beall & Associates
Photographer: Juan Tallo Photography

Additional Information about the BALA program can be found at