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Behold, the winners of the 2016 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards

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If you’re looking for innovative architecture in the nation’s capital, Washingtonian magazine and the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) lead the way by spotlighting which projects are worth an extra look or two.

Just recently, Washingtonian announced the winners of the 35th annual Washingtonian Residential Design Awards Program. The magazine wrote:

"For 35 years, Washingtonian has joined the AIA in sponsoring the awards, which are judged by architects from all over the US. To ensure that the process is unbiased, none of the jurors are local and submissions are kept anonymous."

There were 11 winners chosen, handpicked out of 95 entries. To be eligible, all registered architects must have completed the projects after January 1, 2011. The projects must also be located within the Washington DC Standard Metropolitan Area, which includes Jefferson County in West Virginia.

There were five types of awards based on five submission categories. According to the AIA|DC website, the awards included: small projects (budgets less than $300,000), kitchen/bath, details, and general.

Below, take a look at which architects and projects were chosen for this year’s Washingtonian Residential Design Awards Program.

Distilled Traditional

Ann Decker Architects


The Barn at Hazel River

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS


Ontario Residence

David Jameson Architect


Jade Residence

E/L Studio


Salt and Pepper House

KUBE Architecture


House in Kenwood

McInturff Architects


House on Poplar Avenue

McInturff Architects


Singh Hoysted Live Work

McInturff Architects


Water Street Flat 2

Richard Williams Architects


Difficult Run Residence

Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect


Mohican Hills House

Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect