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Architect & Designer Awards Contest 2014

Rise above the rest. St. Louis At Home and Muse Studio proudly present the seventh annual
St. Louis At Home Architect & Designer Awards. New and improved for 2014 with more categories, an online entry process, and a star-studded panel of national judges, ADA is a competition for local interior designers, architects, artisans, builders, and landscape architects. Winners will be named in the March 2014 of St. Louis At Home and honored at a reception in late February 2014. Your work will be reviewed and selected by our prestigious panel of judges (read more about 2014 judges below.)

Want to Win? You Have to Enter.

Download the 2014 Entry Packet, Rules, and Guidelines. 

Questions about the contest? Call Christy at 314.918.3009 or email

Entry Deadline: October 23, 2013
Finalists will be notified by mail in December.

Want to see who won last year? Check out the 2012 ADA winners online.

Judges Panel 2014

Barbara Barry / Jeffrey Bilhuber / Marlon Blackwell / Michael Boodro / Peter Pennoyer

Barbara Barry, Barbara Barry Design—Los Angeles

Barbara Barry ranks among the world’s most prominent designers. With a portfolio of products for the home, and elegant interiors for prominent families and business leaders, Barbara Barry’s creative impact has been firmly established. Prestigious projects around the world, and the launch of the Barbara Barry galleries in Bangkok and Moscow, have earned her a distinctive place in design and among her many awards are:  the Interior Design “Hall of Fame”, Architectural Digest list of “World’s 100 Best Designers”, House Beautiful “Giants of Design”, and “Designer of the Year” from Elle Décor International Design.

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Bilhuber & Associates—New York

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s American perspective breathes new life into traditionalism with a confirmed understanding of modern sensibilities.  He mixes periods and design ideas with a confidence and instinctive style whose rules are self-evident: practicality and sheer beauty.  Universally acknowledged as one of this country’s most respected designers, Sara Ruffin Costello wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “Jeffrey Bilhuber has sealed his legacy as a design pioneer on par with phenoms like Albert Hadley.” In February 2012, Architectural Digest named him to their AD100 list. 

Marlon Blackwell, Marlon Blackwell Architect and University of Arkansas—School of Architecture


Marlon Blackwell, FAIA practices architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His architecture draws upon vernaculars and the contradictions of place; strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Blackwell has received numerous design awards, including the e 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the publication of a monograph of his work entitled An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell.

Michael Boodro, Editor-in-Chief, Elle Decor

Michael Boodro is the editor-in-chief of ELLE DÉCOR. Prior positions include being editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Living, the launch editor of Culture and Travel, an editor in the Style Department of The New York Times Magazine, and editor-in-chief of Garden Design. He is the author of Stephen Sills and James Huniford’s design book Dwellings. Boodro served for many years on the board of directors of The Housing Works Thrift Shops, which fund housing and services for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS and is currently a member of the board of the Gesso Foundation.

Peter Pennoyer, Peter Pennoyer Architects—New York

Peter Pennoyer is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. His first independent commissions included designing Keith Haring’s Pop Shop on Lafayette Street and renovations to The Warhol Factory. Pennoyer and his partners would move on to master classical and traditional architecture in commissions ranging from the Mark Hotel to new houses across the country. With co-author Anne Walker, he has written The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore, and The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury.



  • 01. Historic Residential Renovation/Restoration Project
  • 02. Remodel
  • 03. Addition project
  • 04Residential architecture—exterior or entire structure—less than 4,000 sq ft
  • 05Residential architecture—exterior or entire structure—greater than 4,000 sq ft
  • 06. Vacation home


  • 07. Residential swimming pool/spa or water feature
  • 08. Outdoor living space (deck/patio/porch/poohouse/sun room/screened-in-porch)
  • 09. Exterior lighting
  • 10. Residential landscape design construction (1/2 acre or less)
  • 11. Residential landscape design construction (1/2 acre or more)

Interior Design

  • 12. Bath (less than 150 sq ft)
  • 13. Bath (greater than 150 sq ft)
  • 14. Kitchen (less than 300 sq ft)
  • 15. Kitchen (greater than 300 sq ft)
  • 16. Dining room
  • 17. Powder room
  • 18. Living room
  • 19. Great room
  • 20. Master suite
  • 21. Children's room
  • 22. Lower level
  • 23. Home office/Library
  • 24. Millwork
  • 25. Fireplace
  • 26. Specialty room (wine cellar/movie theater/game room)
  • 27. Organizational room (laundry/garage/craft room/closet)
  • 28. Interior lighting
  • 29. Traditional interior design (less than 3,000 sq. ft))—minimum of three rooms
  • 30. Traditional interior design (greater than 3,000 sq. ft))—minimum of three rooms
  • 31. Contemporary interior design  (less than 3,000 sq. ft))—minimum of three rooms 
  • 32. Contemporary interior design  (greater than 3,000 sq. ft))—minimum of three rooms 

Architecture & Design

  • 33. Commercial space
  • 34. House of the Year (minimum of 3 exterior and 4 interior photos)