BUILDER is Named Media Partner for 2011 Best in American Living Awards (BALA)

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Program Honors Deisgn Excellence in Several Home Building Categories

BUILDER, the leading media brand for the residential construction industry, was named exclusive media partner for the 28th annual Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Sponsored by NAHB’s Design Committee, BALA recognizes exceptional design and uses the example of trend-setting designs to educate builders and improve residential design in all aspects of the housing industry.

“Every year, BALA winners redefine design excellence for the residential construction industry,” said Lynne Pratt, a builder from Auburn Hills, Mich., and chair of the Design Committee. “We’re very excited to have BUILDER magazine as the media sponsor for this outstanding program.”

Platinum, gold and silver awards are given to single-family, multifamily, remodeling, community and interior design projects in several categories. Top honors include Home of the Year, Room of the Year and Community of the Year. Winning entries in selected categories will be featured in BUILDER magazine’s February issue, which will be distributed at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. In addition, winners will appear on and

“BUILDER is excited to partner with NAHB for such an esteemed awards program,” said Boyce Thompson, BUILDER’s editorial director. “The honorees exemplify excellence across the industry, and our readers will enjoy editorial coverage of the award-winning projects in print and online.”

For more information about the program, including an online application, visit

Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in residential new construction and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals navigate challenges for success. With an integrated media platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects and other industry professionals across the country.


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