2018 Custom Home Winner— Georgica Cove by Bates Masi + Architects
2018 Custom Home Winner— Georgica Cove by Bates Masi + Architects

BUILDER and Custom Home announce the 2019 edition of the Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards (BCCHDA) is accepting entries until April 26 (early deadline) and May 3 (late deadline, $50 fee applies).

For more than three decades, the annual program has celebrated innovation in residential design. Two levels of awards—merit and grand—are issued based on criteria including design excellence, innovation, sustainability, floor plan efficiency, and use of materials. One project may also be elevated to receive the program's highest honor, Project of the Year.

Begin your application here!

2018 Production Home Winner—O’More Designer Show House by Looney Ricks Kiss
McGinn Photography 2018 Production Home Winner—O’More Designer Show House by Looney Ricks Kiss

This year's categories include the following:

  • Custom Home / 5,000 Square Feet or Less
  • Custom Home / More than 5,000 Square Feet
  • Whole-House Remodels and Additions (may include adaptive reuse) - new for 2019
  • Interior Renovations (including master suites, basement, attics, mudrooms, etc.)
  • Accessory Building / Outdoor Spaces (deck, patio, pool house, stable, garden house, guesthouse, etc.)
  • Kitchen (new construction or remodel)
  • Bath (new construction or remodel)
  • Production, Semi-Custom, or Spec / 3,500 Square Feet or Less
  • Production, Semi-Custom, or Spec / More than 3,500 Square Feet
  • Modular/Prefab Home
  • Multifamily, Duplexes, Townhomes and Mixed-Use
  • Affordable Housing
  • Urban or Community Planning

A jury panel of esteemed building and design professionals will be announced in the coming weeks. Regular entries will be accepted until April 26. Submissions received between 12:01 a.m. on April 26 ( the regular deadline) and midnight on May 3 (the late deadline) are subject to an additional $50 fee. Projects completed after Jan. 1, 2014 are eligible for consideration. Winners will be featured on BUILDER and Custom Home, and honored at an event in Washington, D.C.

The Design Awards entry process is completely digital. You may register, complete entry forms, and upload images, drawings, and plans by submitting everything to the digital portal in an easy, two-step process.

Read the complete details of the program, and begin your application here.

2018 Project of the Year—The Bear Stand by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Nic Lehoux 2018 Project of the Year—The Bear Stand by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

VIEW past year's winners here.
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