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D Home Unveils the Inaugural Visionary Award Honorees

The new program aims to honor the interior designers, custom home builders, and residential architects who have elevated their respective fields.
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For more than two decades, D Home’s goal has been to shine a light on the local talents who make our city a beautiful place to live.

In the same spirit with which it was founded, D Home has unveiled a new award program to honor those professionals—both established and up-and-coming—who have consistently demonstrated a dynamic, innovative, and distinct point of view. Through our inaugural Visionary Awards, we honor interior designers, custom home builders, and residential architects who have pushed the envelope and elevated the status quo in their respective fields. 

D Home is proud to unveil the finalists in the Emerging categories, who were nominated by their peers and chosen with the help of a panel of industry experts, as well as the first-ever recipients of the three Prestige Visionary awards. All honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony held on November 10, at which time the winners of the Emerging categories will be revealed.   

D Home congratulates the finalists and winners!

Prestige Design winner:

Emily Summers, Emily Summers Design Associates

Prestige Build winner: 

John Sebastian, Sebastian Construction Group

Prestige Architecture winner:

Max Levy, Max Levy Architect

Emerging Design finalists: 

Alexis Pearl, Alexis Pearl Design

Andrea Marino, Andrea Marino Design

Ashka Karia, Karia Designs

Javier Burkle, Burkle Creative

Jen Stevens, Jen Stevens Studio

Emerging Build finalists: 

Ethan Stegich, 3rd Street Custom Homes

Steve Gillis, Gillis Custom Homes

Steve and Stephanie Greenwell, Greenwell Homes

Blake Byrd, Knox Built Construction

Taylor Stark, Stark Custom Homes

Emerging Architecture finalists: 

Dan Eckelkamp, Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture

Michael Gooden, M Gooden Design

Manolo Banda, Manolo Design Studio

Jenna Janson and Christi Luter, Janson Luter Architects

Jesse Rodriguez and Alexis Flores, JRAF Studio


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