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The Awards

San Antonio Journal proudly provides its Home & Design and style Awards, a neighborhood levels of competition for industrial and residential architects, inside designers, artisans, builders and landscape designers.

A distinguished panel of nationally renowned experts will choose entries in just about 40 types.

Submissions open up Sept. 1 and will be recognized through Oct. 15. Winners will be announced at an awards reception in March 2022 and showcased in the April 2022 situation of San Antonio Journal.

The Judges

Allison Crawford is the founder of Allison Crawford Design and style and HOTELette. Crawford’s purpose is to create lovely and purposeful spaces that mirror the personality and passions of her shoppers. At the heart of Crawford’s approach is the perception that design creates equilibrium concerning ease and comfort and luxurious, integrating the useful with the attractive.

Crawford’s operate has been featured in Architectural Digest, Forbes, Austin Regular monthly and Domino. Crawford lives in Austin but is transferring to Paris in September with her spouse and daughter.



Kinley C. Puzey, AIA, is a accredited architect and has spent the previous 18 years in the structure and design business. His project encounter ranges from humanitarian efforts on the Navajo reservation to multimillion-greenback tailor made homes. Puzey holds a master’s of architecture from the College of Utah, where he was awarded the Higher education of Architecture’s greatest award, the AIA School Medal and Certification for Advantage and Excellence. In 2015, he established Utah-primarily based Onyx Design and style Collective, which specializes in significant-end residential and just one-of-a-variety industrial projects. His special fashionable models are conceived by way of a arduous style method that mixes analog techniques and chopping-edge software program. As a result of these methodologies, he’s equipped to produce a design and style that not only solves the client’s requirements but also stands as a lasting do the job of useful artwork.



From dresses to vehicles to areas, Kayla Cooper has built it all. Though her models and techniques have evolved about the decades, her appreciate for style and the resourceful process has not. Starting her vocation in Washington, D.C., Cooper now travels to make modern day, minimalist spaces with sustainable influences. Centered out of Pennsylvania, Cooper loves to design and style with thoroughly clean traces and solid architecture.


Brad Engelsman is the founder of BEDA, an architecture and style exercise dependent in Brooklyn whose function has been recognized internationally. Engelsman examined architecture at the Montana State College Faculty of Architecture and Columbia College Graduate School of Architecture, Preparing and Preservation. He has served as a complete time college member at Montana Condition University and the New York Institute of Technologies, exactly where he is now a visiting professor.


Barrie Spang has been an interior designer for 25 many years, doing work for a household inside style and design firm in Cleveland for 22 a long time prior to starting off her have organization and dwelling decor retailer, Sapphire Pear, in 2015. Spang is impressed by color and continually encourages her shoppers to go past their comfort zone with layout. She has shoppers during Cleveland and beyond. Spang has completed projects in New York, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Washington, D.C. and even in a little seaside villa in Greece. She is presently functioning on residences in Charleston and Naples, Florida.


Lee Starke is a challenge supervisor and inside designer for Cline Style and design Associates in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cline Structure is an integrated organization offering architecture, inside design and land-scheduling companies. Starke potential customers and manages an expansive portfolio of projects from big-scale household buildings to golf clubhouses and corporate workplace spaces. Her eager focus to element, design and style know-how and means to assemble consensus rapidly amongst crew customers will make her an asset to any venture. With just about 10 years of experience doing work on advanced assignments, she is properly versed in giving imaginative style alternatives on time and within funds for her customers while fostering a collaborative surroundings for all workforce customers. Starke has finished projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ga, Maryland and Michigan.



  • Suppress appeal
  • Deck/patio/porch
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Use of color (by way of paint, doors, shutters, etcetera)
  • Residential landscape design
  • Residential swimming pool/spa/water aspect


  • Eating room
  • Complete bathtub
  • Powder area
  • Kitchen
  • Library/examine/home office environment
  • Residing space/great place
  • Principal suite
  • Closet
  • Children’s room or participate in space
  • Laundry place
  • Specialty place (gym, crafts room, billiards, etcetera)
  • Use of shade


  • Fire
  • Lights
  • Tailor made or repurposed home furniture
  • Accents/décor
  • Flooring
  • Wine storage/bar
  • Accessibility


  • Architecture
  • Historic renovation (50 a long time and older)
  • Inside layout
  • Transform
  • Condominium/loft/condominium
  • Casita or garage apartment

Professional & General public Design and style

  • Business office
  • Cafe/bar
  • Industrial landscape style
  • Outside public area or park


  • Common Excellence | Architecture
  • Typical Excellence | Inside Design
  • Rising Star Award | Less than 5 decades
  • Readers’ Alternative for Very best General

Examine out the 2021 winners in this article.

For any questions, contact: Macaulay Hammond, activities director, at [email protected].