We are thrilled to announce that our firm has been named a Silver winner of this year’s Best In American Living Awards. Last Edifice we shared that our LA Hillside Contemporary Residence was named a finalist in the “Custom Home, Best-on-the-Boards” category. The Best In American Living Award winners exemplify the best of the best in national design trends, as identified by the industry-leading BALA judging panel each year. Well on February 9th, we were awarded the Silver Award at the in person awards reception in Orlando, FL.

The Best On The Board category consists of projects that are currently in design or under construction, so judging is based on conceptual renderings, floor plans and design details provided by the entrant. Pictured to the right are the renderings submitted. Below are more details on the project.

Our LA Hillside Contemporary Residence is located in Highland, CA – about an hours drive from down town Los Angeles. The contemporary home is situated into a hillside with large expanses of glass which capture and frame commanding views of the valley below. Additionally, the large rooftop decks and patio spaces allow for classic indoor-outdoor living. The home includes 5 bedrooms and 7 baths, totaling 8500 square feet of livable space. Features include an entry bridge over a sunken courtyard with a waterfall/fire feature, a large open living space and kitchen, private bedroom wings, and outdoor amenities such as outdoor kitchen/dining, bar, infinity pool and spa, pool house, and rooftop deck. One of the first of its kind, it is located on an Indian reservation that allows for a unique set of design parameters and time lines.

Congratulations to Michael DesBarres who is the Project Architect on this award-winning project – we are so proud of you!


Additionally – we are incredibly excited to share that we were awarded TWO Awards of Excellence in Clubhouse Design by Boardroom Magazine. One for “Best Outdoor Bar Design” and the other for “Best In Clubhouse Renovation” which we won alongside our good friends over at ClubDesign Associates. Erik accepted both awards at the Awards Reception held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego, during this year’s CMAA World Conference. Congratulations to all the other winners! It is a huge honor that our firm has been working on for a while.

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