The 10 breathtaking homes were selected for awards - which were established "to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life" - across three categories: one/two family custom housing, multifamily housing and special housing. There were no selections in a fourth category, one/two family production housing, this year.
Winners in the one/two family custom housing category were judged on "outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific clients. Those in the multifamily housing category were selected from a mix of public and private clients. Aesthetics, as well as "open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to livable communities, " were taken into account. Lastly, winners of the specialized housing category were judged on design and meeting the "unique needs" of those living in "disabled, residential rehabilitation programs, domestic violence shelters, and other special housing."
Scroll down to see the 10 award recipients for 2015.
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