2014 Design Awards
Judges | Details | Exteriors | Interiors | Homes
Rising Star | Reader’s Choice
Architect, Jeff Jordan Architects, East Coast
Jordan worked on many high-profile projects for institutional and residential clients before starting his practice in 2008. Jeff Jordan Architects provides thoughtful responses to the nuances of sites and clients. He has won numerous awards.
A Remarkable Design: “Our renovation of a mid-century modern house (Hillcrest House) in upstate New York respected its mid-century modern roots while simplifying and brightening the spaces to suit our clients’ modern preferences.”
Founder/executive editor, design-milk.com, Southern California
Derringer’s design blog has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, San Francisco Chronicle, and Real Simple magazine. Inspired by her love of dogs, in 2010 she launched a design blog called dog-milk.com to introduce dog lovers to pet designs.
A Remarkable Design: “I worked alongside Jamie Adjemian of General Habitat design (Philadelphia-based) to design my kitchen in a previous home. It was fresh but stayed true to the modern design of the 1950s home. We opened it up for modern living.”
Architect, Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas
Alter is the associate dean for graduate programs, academic director for architecture programs, and associate director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in design and more. His practice has received more than 75 design awards.
A Remarkable Design: Alterstudio’s Lake View residence won a 2013 national American Institute of Architects’ Housing award – the first house in Austin to ever have won this esteemed award.
ARDEN WAGGONER STEPHENSON
Interior Designer, ARDEN Interior Architecture & Design, NYC
Stephenson has been the owner of ARDEN Interior A&D since 2001. Formerly with Cullman & Kravis Inc. of New York City, she was responsible for projects such as the office of the CEO of Sotheby’s New York. See her work in Martha’s Vineyard estates to North Carolina homes.
A Remarkable Design: “Using yellow in an apartment foyer in New York City. With dark grass cloth on the walls and a pop of yellow paint on the ceiling, it’s a wonderful passageway and now is the client’s favorite room!”
Principal, Stephen Chung Architect, Boston
Chung is a Boston-based architect who has taught design and drawing at several institutions including Syracuse, Cornell, and Yale University. Visit coolspaces.tv/ for more on this longtime DHDA judge.
A Remarkable Design: “You’ll see remarkable design on Cool Spaces: The Best New Architecture, a PBS show I’m hosting. For me, it’s a change from practice to something else. Here, I’m focused on bridging the gap between architecture and the general public – it’s a different mindset.”