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ARDA Sponsors - Hanley Wood’s ePlans and File Genius

About the Program

The American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) is the American Institute of Building Design’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry. It spotlights some of the most creative and innovative building designers, builders, remodelers, architects, and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program, sponsored by Hanley Wood’s ePlans, Concrete Décor magazine and File Genius, recognizes good design in custom luxury, builder’s models, pre-designed stock plans, remodeling, sustainability, and working drawings.

AIBD Annual Design Competition

For more than 50 years the AIBD has been hosting a “Members Only” design competition with various categories ranging from custom luxury homes, renovations, pre-drawn home plans, to working drawings and more. If you’re an AIBD Professional Member, the AIBD Annual Design Competition is the leading competition for you.

Decorative Concrete Awards

Beginning in 2012, this competition has honored the artistic use of exposed concrete in the interior and exterior, in residential and commercial, and in kitchens and baths. All designers, artisans, and suppliers are invited to enter the Decorative Concrete Awards, regardless of any ociation affiliation.

Accessible Living Awards

New in 2013, a major competition that recognizes the creativity, aesthetics and functionality of Universal, Visit-ability and Aging in Place design. Everyone in the industry is invited to enter your imaginative solutions and ideas into the Accessible Living Awards.

Global Choice AwardsYou be the Judge!

Please take a few moments and help us choose the ARDA Global Choice Award winner. Click the link below to view the ten 2014 Global Choice Award entries. Once you have chosen your favorite, use the "VOTING" link ( to access the online ballot and cast your vote. Pass it on!



Voting ends at midnight on July 31st, 2014

Mountainworks Takes Home Both Top Honors

Mountainworks Takes Home Both Top Honors

Travis and Marie Mileti (Pictured between Competition Chairperson Michael Battaglia and Sponsor Hillary Gottemoeller) of Mountainworks Custom Home Design in Cashiers, NC, won both the 2012 Best in Show and Designer’s Choice awards. The Best in Show represents the judges’ choice for the overall best project and the Designer’s Choice is voted on by AIBD Professional Members throughout the country.

Mountainworks Takes Home Both Top Honors

Voters from 15 Countries Determine the Global Choice Award

Danie Van Loggerenberg wins the 2nd Annual Global Choice Award for a multi-family community design. Danie is President of DVL Custom Concepts in the Woodlands, TX, and President of Danie Van Loggerenberg Architecture and Interior Design in South Africa.

Mountainworks Takes Home Both Top Honors

Visbeen Associates are the Big 2012 Winners

The group at Visbeen Associates found their way to the stage twelve times during the 2012 ARDA Awards Dinner at St. Thomas Preservation Hall in Wilmington, NC. Of the assemblage of trophies, some of the most notable are for their First Place Awards in the Builder Model and Published Designs categories. (Photo left to right: Steve Signor, Angela Mulder, David Bolt, and Wayne Visbeen)

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