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2018 AIBD ARDA Awards - Best Conceptual Design

2018 AIBD ARDA Awards - Best Conceptual Design

LGA Studios was honored to receive an award for Best Conceptual Design at the American Institute of Building Design's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia last week!

The American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) is the AIBD’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation and recognizes exceptional design.

LGA Studios won an ARDA for Best Conceptual Design for this Modern Prairie style home, shown below. 

 

This home was designed for a close-knit active family. Between morning hockey practices, dance lessons, and gymnastics, these clients are always on the move, and they needed a home that fit their lifestyle and allowed them to make the most of their time together.

The site is located above an exclusive golf community, and this home backs up to the course. It’s one of only a handful of sites where the existing mature pine trees act as a privacy shield, enhancing the surroundings of this home by providing lovely forest views. The natural setting nestled amongst the trees really allows the outdoor living spaces to shine—which was important to our clients—and this home features several courtyards and an expansive deck, providing space both for entertaining as well as play.

Entering through a nestled and naturally landscaped courtyard allows guests their first glimpse into the uniqueness of this home, and an open floor plan invites family and friends to gather in the gourmet kitchen or relax by the fire in the great room.

A modern and open staircase helps to connect yet buffer the family spaces from the living areas while providing a view of the golf course greenscape beyond. This space also provides a display area for the owners’ art collection. The sprawling master suite and three additional bedrooms plus a study loft are ideal for the family to have privacy and retreat space, and the lower level provides plenty of space for a media center and fun and games.

This home has room to spread out and relax, using Prairie and Modern architectural touches to provide the perfect landing pad for this active family, and an ideal blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces.

We always have a great time at the annual AIBD Conferences--we love the chance to connect with colleagues and we always come back home feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. We'll have more on our East Coast summer travels coming soon to the blog, so stay tuned! To learn more about the AIBD, visit: https://aibd.org/

LGA Studios at the AIBD Summer Conference

LGA Studios at the AIBD Summer Conference

In August, most of our team — Larry Gilland, Mary Gilland, Dawn Streb, Michelle Williams, Levi Regalado, and Abby Smith — attended the annual AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) Summer Conference that was held in Denver this year.  

We all attended informative sessions from “Showing your Work in a Better Light”, to an Art Sketching workshop by Mike Lin, to “The Business of Design – Contracts and Corporate Structure”, to “60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes”. Michael Brightman conducted a session using Sketch-up, and our own colleague Ben Tabolt of CDG Project Studio presented a session on using 3-d BIM software for residential design.

 

Ben Tabolt CDG AIBD

On Saturday night at the American Residential Design Awards dinner at the Governor’s residence, Larry was honored to be inducted into AIBD’s College of Fellows, the highest honor for the organization, which he has been a member of for several years.

Larry Gilland LGA Studios AIBD Fellow

It was a pleasure having our great team of people attend this with us.