Awards

Over the years, homes designed by James McDonald have received well over 100 awards from local and national design competitions. James McDonald was the Project Designer and Architect of record for the following awards:

2016 Great American Living Awards

Winners:

HOME OF THE YEAR!

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2016 Home of the Year
– Le Chateau de Lumiere –
Great Falls, VA

 

Category Winners:

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2016 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom Home, Single Lot
3,000 – 5,000 sf
– Walhonding Pond –

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2016 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom Home, Single Lot
Over 7,000 sf
– Dogwood Avenue –

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2016 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
Under 3,000 sf
– 1st Road –

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2016 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
3,000 – 5,000 sf
– Arbor Lane –

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2016 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
5,001 – 7,000 sf
– Spring Hill Farm – The Newport –

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2016 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Renovations or Additions
$500,000 – $1,000,000
– Falls Run –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards of Merit:

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2016 Award of Merit – Design and Architecture, Custom Home, Single Lot
Over 7,000 sf
– Le Chateau de Lumiere –

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2016 Award of Merit – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
3,000 – 5,000 sf
– Poe Road –

2016 Aurora Awards

South East Builder’s Conference Winners:

Grand Aurora Award Winner:

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Best Renovated or Restored Single House
– Falls Run –
Mclean, VA

 

Aurora Award:

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Best Custom Home
6,000 – 8,000 sf
Spring Hill Farm – Newport Model 
McLean, VA

2015 Great American Living Awards

Winners:

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2015 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom Home Single Lot
3,000 sf – 5,000 sf
– Upland Avenue –

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2015 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
Under 3,000 sf
– The Ardmore –

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2015 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Renovations or Additions
$500,000 – $1,000,000
– Earnestine Remodel –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards of Merit:

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2015 Award of Merit – Design and Architecture, Custom Home or Customized Infill Home
5,001 – 7,000 sq. ft.
– The Bellagio –

 

2015 Aurora Awards

South East Builder’s Conference Winners:

Grand Aurora Award:

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Best in State – Virginia
Detached Single Family Home
$2,000,0001 – $3,000,000
– Clinton Place –
Mclean

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Best in State – Maryland
Detached Single Family Home
$1,000,001 – $1,500,000
– Whittier Model –
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Aurora Award:

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Detached Single Family Home
$2,000,0001 – $3,000,000
– Clinton Place –

2015 Custom Builder Awards

Maryland Building Industry Association Winner:

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2015 MBIA GOLD Winner – Speculative Home
3,500 – 5,000 sf
– Whittier Model –
Castlewood Consulting

 

2014 Great American Living Awards

Winners:

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2014 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
3,000 sf – 5,000 sf
– The Melbourne –

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2014 GALA Winner – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home
5,001 sf – 7,000 sf
– The Amberly –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards of Merit:

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2014 Award of Merit – Design and Architecture, Custom Home, Single Lot
5,001 sf – 7,000 sf
– Towlston Custom Villa –

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2014 Award of Merit – Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Lot
3,000 sf – 5,000 sf
– Franklin Street –

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2014 Award of Merit – Design and Architecture, Renovations and Additions
$500,000 – $1,000,000
– Windsor Road –

2014 Custom Builder Awards

Maryland National Capital Custom Builder Awards

2014 Custom Builder Award of Excellence GOLD Speculative Traditional Home<br> The Stratford </br>

2014 Custom Builder Award of Excellence GOLD Speculative Traditional Home
 – The Stratford –

2014 Custom Builder Award of Excellence GOLD Kitchen design
– The Stratford Kitchen –

2014 Custom Builder Award of Excellence Bronze Whole house renovation over 2,000 S.F.

2014 Custom Builder Award of Excellence Bronze Whole house renovation over 2,000 S.F.
 – Ridge Road –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Greatest American Living Awards

Northern Virginia Building Industry Association

October 2013

  • 2013 Winner – Best Whole House Renovation – Addition Park Road Built By Relux Homes
  • 2013 Winner – Custom Home – Over 7,000 s.f. Georgetown Pike Custom
  • 2013 Winner – Custom Home 5,000 s.f. -7,000 s.f.
  • 2013 Winner – Detached Home on Large Lot over $1mil Regency Model
  • 2013 Award of Merit – Custom Home 3,000 s.f.-5,000 s.f.

Archived Awards 2010 – 2013

2013 Custom Builder Awards

Maryland National Capital Custom Builder Awards
2013 Custom Builder Award of Excellence GOLD Speculative Home 5,000-7,500 s.f.
2013 Custom Builder Award of Excellence SILVER Speculative Home 3,500-5,000 s.f.
2013 Custom Builder Award of Excellence SILVER Custom Home 5,000-7,500 s.f.

2012 Gala Awards:

Winner Best Custom Home one-of-a-Kind under $1,200,000 – Clinton Model
Winner Best Residential Remodel over $1,000,000 – Randall Court

2011 Gala Awards:

Winner – Custom One-Of-a Kind Home for under $1,600,000 – Wemberly Way
Award of Merit- Whole house Remodel $500,000- Brook Road
Award of Merit –Custom one of kind under $1,600,0000 – Colvin Model
Award of Merit – Design and Architecture over $700,000

2010 Gala Awards:

Winner – Residential Remodeling – Lost Acre Lane.
Award of Merit – One of a Kind Custom Home – Carrwood Road.

Archived Awards 2003 – 2009

James McDonald was the Project Designer and Architect of record for the following awards

Gala Awards 2009

Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland National Capitol Building Industry Associations

  • Best Design and Architecture, Detached Home Under 2,500 finished sq. ft. – Winner: Lady Smith Village, Christopher Companies
  • 3,201 – 3,800 finished sq. ft. – Winner: Green Acre, The Building Group
  • 3,201 – 3,800 finished sq. ft. – Award of Merit: Tyson’s Chase, Marquis Homes
  • Over 9,000 finished sq. ft. – Winner: Raspberry Falls, Marquis Homes
  • Best Design and Architecture, Attached Home 3,301 – 3,900 finished sq. ft. – Winner: Maple Lawn – Hillside District, Mitchell & Best Homebuilders
  • Best Residential Remodeling Full Remodeling Under $500,000 – Winner: Monticello Park

Monument Awards 2008

Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland National Capitol Building Industry Associations

  • Single-Family Homes (on lots 7,000 s.f. and over) $800,001-$900,000 Honorable Mention Grand Augusta – the follo
  • Single-Family Homes (on lots 7,000 s.f. and over)  $1,000,001-$1,100,000 Winner: Orchard -The Building Group
  • Attached Housing Including Townhouses, Back-to-Back Townhouses & Duplexes  $500,001-$600,000, Award of Merit: Mayfair Series Avonlea- Edgemoore Homes.
  • Attached Housing Including Townhouses, Back-to-Back Townhouses & Duplexes $600,001-$700,000, Award of Merit: Siena- Beechtree – Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc.
  • Attached Housing Including Townhouses, Back-to-Back Townhouses & Duplexes $700,001-$800,000, Winner: Verona Beechtree – Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc.
  • One-Of-A-Kind Single Family Homes Over $1,500,000, Honorable Mention: Private Residence – Hallowing Point – GREAT FALLS CONSTRUCTION
  • Customized Single-Family Homes $1,000,000-$1,500,000, Award of Merit: The Carlton – Tysons Chase- Marquis Homeswing
  • Outstanding Feature in a New or Remodeled Home Master Suite (includes master bathroom), Winner: Verona Master Suite- Beechtree -Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc.

2007 Custom Builder Awards of excellence

Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association Traditional Custom Home

  • Silver: University Homes
  • Aurora awards 2007- South East Building Conference
  • Custom Home Aurora Award Winner: North Fork Custom Home Purcellville, VA
  • Detached Single Family Aurora Award Winner & Best In state Grand Award Winner: Fenwick Model Equity Homes, Rehoboth, DE

2007 monument awards

Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland National Capitol Building Industry Associations

  • Co-Winner, $650,001-$750,000: Fenwick, Sawgrass at White Oak Creek: Equity Homes
  • Co-Winner, $650,001-$750,000: Turnberry, Avonlea : Edgemoore Homes
  • Winner, $950,000: Juniper : The Building Group
  • Winner, $450,001-$500,000: Oxford, Avonlea : Edgemoore Homes
  • Winner, $550,001-$600,000: Stratton, Avonlea : Edgemoore Homes
  • Winner, $600,001-$700,000: Trafalgar, Avonlea : Edgemoore Homes
  • Winner, $2,000,001-$3 Million: The Jefferson, Iman Estates: Elite Homes
  • Special Achievements In Affordable Housing, Winner: Avonlea, Avonlea : Edgemoore Homes
  • Implementation of an Innovative Product Line, Winner: Avonlea, Avonlea : Edgemoore Homes

2006 NAHB 50+ Housing Council

  • Silver Achievement award – Active adult home design – home size over 2400 sq, ft., Pinear Laurel – Central Parke at Victoria Falls

Aurora Award 2005- South East Building Conference

  • Detached single family home $750,000-1,000,000 Grand Aurora Award: Knole model Lansdowne Va.

Aurora Award 2006- South East Building Conference

  • Custom Home (one of a Kind) $1,500,000-2,000,000 Grand Aurora Award: Custom Residence Middleburg, Va.

BALA 2003

Best in American Living Awards

  • Gold Winner BEST ATTACHED HOME UP TO AND INCLUDING 8 UNITS PER ACRE: Evans Farm – Belvedere, McLean, Va
  • Gold Winner BEST ATTACHED HOME UP TO AND INCLUDING 8 UNITS PER ACRE: Evans Farm – Belvedere, McLean, Va