The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) has announced the finalists for its 2019 Multifamily Pillars of those Industry Awards. A panel of 12 industry experts narrowed down the entries to 74 finalists in 24 categories. Finalists came from over half of the U.S. states, together with California, Washington, D.C., also Texas providing at least seven per cent.

While there have been many entrances with appealing layout, excellent amenities and magnificent views, the judges also rewarded entrants that shown “design with the community in mind” and “engagement with the local community.”

“The general quality of the entries was outstanding,” stated Gary Campbell, chairman of NAHB’s Multifamily Council and president Gilbert G. Campbell Real Estate at Lowell, Mass. “From income-restricted communities to high-priced condominium projects, and new construction to repositioning and historic renovation, they were all places that any of us would be proud to call home.”

Many architects and interior designers took a step back in the urban/industrial appearance, embracing easier, clean lines in design units. Green and energy-efficient strategies to construction were plentiful and, in towns, architects discovered ways to add open green area, walking trails and recreational area whilst ensuring the outside could be appreciated more independently too. 

To see the whole list of all finalists and their photo galleries, see nahb.org/pillars. Winners in every class will be declared on Jan. 21, 2020, throughout the NAHB International Builders’ Show at Las Vegas.

Members of the media that are attending IBS are encouraged to attend the awards presentation. For more info, see https://buildersshow.com/Search/SpecialEvent.aspx?id=49142. Photos for book can be obtained by request.

Jeff Thornton