Custom Builder Awards
The MBIA Custom Builder Awards honor and celebrate quality and excellence in construction, architecture and design by custom builder members throughout Maryland and the Greater Washington Region. Entries must be no more than three years old and represent either custom construction or speculative production houses or condos. Winners are featured in Home & Design magazine, our official media partner of the Custom Builder Awards.
Award Category Definitions
Traditional homes combine practicality and accessibility with a classic look. Functionality is one distinguishing feature of a traditional home along with simplistic design. Most often, this home will have few embellishments on the exterior.
Contemporary homes often share common design elements such as strong, geometric shapes, oversized windows allowing for extensive natural light, asymmetrical facades and open floor plans with minimal doors and walls.
Transitional homes blend traditional and contemporary styles, incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as severely basic as contemporary lines. They are sometimes described as contemporary or ranch open floor plans transitioning to traditional with exterior details. The focus is on simplicity and sophistication of the design.
Green homes are designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable, while focusing on the efficient use of "energy, water, and building materials” and also being healthy and comfortable for its occupants. Some features of a green home are: components made from renewable or recycled resources, energy & water efficient appliances, solar panels, and placement of windows to maximize interior light and ventilation.
Custom Builder Award Program
The Custom Builder Awards program has been honoring excellence in construction and celebrating the accomplishments of our members throughout the Maryland and DC region for more than two decades. Winning a Custom Builder Award offers prestige to your company and to the people who have worked hard to make your projects a success.
2016 Winners >>>
2015 Winners >>>
Staff Contact: Kelly Grudziecki
The same house may be entered in more than one category, and a separate entry form and fee must be submitted for each entry.