“The BALA winners represent the leading edge in design trends that are shaping the housing industry,” said Greg Ugalde, 2013 design committee chair and president and CLO of T&M Building Co., Inc. in Torrington, Conn., “we are proud to continue a 30-year history of honoring those who set the bar high by encouraging originality and imagination.”

Six out of a possible nine Best in Region winners were chosen from all of the winning submissions. These winners showcase exceptional design characteristics and stood out among other winners in their region.

BALA regions are defined as follows:

North Atlantic: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT
Middle Atlantic: DC, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV
South Atlantic: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC
Midwest: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain: CO, MT, NM, UT, WY
Pacific: AZ, CA, HI, NV
Pacific Northwest: AK, ID, OR, WA

Award winners were announced during the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in February 2014.