BALA Awards

By Luis Jauregui FAIA posted 08-18-2014 19:25


Best in American Living Awards: Home Design’s Top Honor

There's only a few weeks left until the Best in American Living Awards' entry deadline!


A lot has changed over the 30 years since the Best in American Living Awards began redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry. But one thing has remained the same—the program is the nation's most prestigious housing honor, celebrating innovative, creative and cutting-edge design in building, remodeling, single—and multifamily and even specialty projects.


In addition to being recognized as a leader in design, Best in American Living Awards winners receive:

  • Recognition on and in Professional Builder magazine, which reaches an audience of more than 117,000 readers.
  • Recognition in Best in American LivingTM magazine, which reaches an audience of 140,000 readers.
  • Facebook and Pinterest recognition throughout 2015.
  • And much more!


For the full list of award categories and submission details, please visit

Submission period ends September 1, 2014.




Here are 3 great reasons to enter:

3. Be Recognized by Clients and Homeowners

"We use winning a Best in American Living Award for our marketing—it gives you credibility. Clients use it for their marketing too. The home owner likes living in an award-winning home or community; it's something to brag about. And it's nice to get recognized for the work you do. "

—Victor Mirontschuk, AIA, Chairman, Principle of EDI International, multiple winner and former judge


2. Be Recognized as a Trendsetter in the Industry

"BALA continues to be a snapshot and a directional for the way forward in home building and design. Something in each year's winners will help you do your next project better...whoever you are. That's the power of a program like BALA."

—Heather McCune, Director of Marketing at Bassenian Lagoni, a multiple winner and former judge.


1. Be Recognized as the Best in the Nation

"Having a nationally recognized design award is more valuable than your local awards. Being recognized amongst your peers from across the country is a much higher honor."

—Jim Sattler, CEO of Jim Sattler Custom Homes, multiple winner and former judge.