NKBA Announces 2017 Design Competition Winners

posted on Jan. 24, 2017, at 11:22 p.m.

NKBA Staff

We have our winners! The NKBA is pleased to announce the winning designers of the 2017 NKBA Design Competition. The annual competition allows NKBA members to submit their recent kitchen and bath projects for prizes and industry recognition.

More than 20 individuals were honored across six main kitchen and bath categories and six specialty categories. Entries were judged based on the core areas of safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation.

“The NKBA Design Competition offers our members the opportunity to demonstrate their design abilities and stand out in the industry,” said NKBA CEO Bill Darcy. “With an emphasis on innovative concepts and creative expression, this competition communicates the value of professional design to consumers and the industry at large.”

This year’s winners are:

Best Kitchen

  • Elma Yvette Gardner, CMKBD, CID; By Design Studio, Davis, Calif.

Best Bath

  • Lori Carroll; Lori Carroll & Associates, Tuscon, Ariz.

Before & After Kitchen

  • Lauren Levant; Lauren Levant Interior, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Before & After Bath

  • Andrea Lupo; Lupo Interiors, LLC, Rochester Hills, Mich.

Budget-Friendly Kitchen

  • Cheryl Kees Clendenon; In Detail Interiors, Pensacola, Fla.

Budget-Friendly Bath

  • Molly Hustoft; Designer Homes Interiors, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Green Design

  • Cassandra Nordell-MacLean; William Standen Co., Sarnia, Ontario,

Universal Design

  • Diane Foreman, CKBD; Neil Kelly Co., Seattle, Wash.

Clay Lyon Builder/Remodeler Honorary Award

  • Gina Bon, CMKBD; Airoom, LLC, Lincolnwood, Ill.

Small Kitchen

  • First Place: Davida Rodriguez, Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Second Place: Hannah Hacker, AKBD, Adapt Design, LLC, Beaverton, Ore.
  • Third Place: John Buchanan, John Buchanan Design Associates, Denver, Colo.
  • Honorable Mention: Christopher Hoover, Environmental Design Services, Belvedere Tiburon, Calif.
  • Honorable Mention: Cheryl Kees Clendenon, In Detail Interiors, Pensacola, Fla.

Medium Kitchen

  • First Place: Lauren Levant, Lauren Levant Interior, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Second Place: Dedra Hinano Nahinu, CKD, Inspiration Interiors, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Third Place: Rhonda R. Knoche, CMKBD, CAPS, Rhonda Knoche Design, Portland, Ore.
  • Honorable Mention: Janice J. Page, CKD, Allied ASID, PKsurroundings, Exeter, N.H.
  • Honorable Mention: Nar Bustamante, Nar Fine Carpentry, Carmichael, Calif.

Large Kitchen

  • First Place: Elma Yvette Gardner, CMKBD, CID, By Design Studio, Davis, Calif.
  • Second Place: Gina Bon, CMKBD, Airoom, LLC, Lincolnwood, Ill.
  • Third Place: Sandra Gjesdahl, Bristol Design & Construction, Seattle, Wash.
  • Honorable Mention: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.
  • Honorable Mention: Gladys Schanstra, CKBD, Allied ASID, Schanstra Interior Design, Melrose Park, Ill.

Powder Room

  • First Place: Lori Carroll, Lori Carroll & Associates, Tuscon, Ariz.
  • Second Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.
  • Third Place: Lori Carroll, Lori Carroll & Associates, Tuscon, Ariz.
  • Honorable Mention: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture, Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.
  • Honorable Mention: Jaque Bethke, Pure Design Environments, Eden Prairie, Minn.

Small Bath

  • First Place: Danielle C. Burger, CKBD, Kitchen Vitality Design, LLC, Clarendon Hills, Ill.
  • Second Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.
  • Third Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.
  • Honorable Mention: Gail Monica Dent, Provanti Designs, Inc., Redmond, Wash.
  • Honorable Mention: Courtney J. Seavall, CJ Seavall Design, LLC, Longmont, Colo.

Large Bath

  • First Place: Lori Carroll, Lori Carroll & Associates, Tuscon, Ariz. Second Place Robin R. Fisher, CMKBD, CAPS, Robin Rigby Fisher Design, Portland, Ore.
  • Third Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.
  • Honorable Mention: Andrea Lupo, Lupo Interiors, LLC, Rochester Hills, Mich.
  • Honorable Mention: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, Calif.

Winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on January 9th at Disney’s Epcot World Showplace in Orlando, prior to the opening day of the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). Nearly 400 industry professionals attended the event which was moderated by actor and comedian Orlando Jones.

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