FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NKBA Honors Winners of the 2018 Design Competition at
KBIS 2019 Opening Night
National Design Competition recognizes Excellence in Design and Execution
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (February 18, 2019) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, revealed the winners of its prestigious professional 2018 Design Competition at this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), currently underway in Las Vegas, February 19-21, 2019.
The competition recognizes excellence in design and execution of residential kitchen and bath projects completed between Jan. 1, 2017, and Jul. 2, 2018, by NKBA designer members. Winners garner national media attention and industry recognition, special awards and cash prizes. Along with recognition among their peers at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Design Competition and Industry Awards ceremony, this year, for the first time, winners of best overall kitchen and bath will be featured in an editorial spread in LUXE Interiors + Design magazine.
There are 11 categories for kitchen and bath designs, and this year’s winners are:
BEST OVERALL KITCHEN & BATH:
Best Kitchen: Sarah Robertson, Studio Dearborn
Best Bath: Sandra Diaz-Velasco, EOLO A&I Design
LARGE LUXURY KITCHEN:
1st Place: Philip Nikolich, Advanced Woodwork
2nd Place: Ashley Gossett, H2Builders
3rd Place: Leslie Norton, LEED AP, SieMatic Kitchen Interior Design, Charleston Showroom
LARGE LUXURY BATH:
1st Place: Sandra Diaz-Velasco, EOLO A&I Design
2nd Place: Paul Bentham, Lauren Levant Interior
3rd Place: Janik Lemery, D.I.D, Astro Design Centre
LARGE BUDGET-FRIENDLY KITCHEN (1st Place Only):
1st Place: Dvira Ovadia, Dvira Interiors
LARGE BUDGET-FRIENDLY BATH (1st Place Only):
1st Place: Negar Reihani, Space Harmony
1st Place: Sarah Robertson, Studio Dearborn
2nd Place: David Heide, AIA & Co-designers Mark Nelson, AIA, and Kyle Veldhouse, AIA, David Heide Design Studio
3rd Place: Negar Reihani, Space Harmony
1st Place: Janik Lemery, D.I.D, Astro Design Centre
2nd Place: Lori Carroll and Alexander Burch, Lori Carroll & Associates
3rd Place: Sandra Diaz-Velasco, EOLO A&I Design
1st Place: Martin de Sousa, Hideaway Interiors
2nd Place: Madeleine Sloback, Madeleine Design Group
3rd Place: Martin de Sousa, Binns Kitchen & Bath Design
1st Place: Lora Weaver, Inexteriors Design
2nd Place: Nowell Vincent, CKBD, Nowell Vincent Interiors
3rd Place: Ariana Adireh, Ariana Designs
UNIVERSAL DESIGN (1st Place Only):
Megan Siason, AKBD, M Studio Interior Design
CLAY LYON BUILDER/REMODELER AWARDS (Tied for 1st Place):
Rosella Gonzalez, Jackson Design and Remodeling
Lauren Levant, Lauren Levant Interior
Judges for the competition were an esteemed group:
Bob Borson, NKBA Insider and Architect, Malone Maxwell Borson Architects
Deborah von Donop, NCIDQ, LEED
Christine Dreith, CMKBD, Home Improvements Group, Inc.
Geeta Kewalramani, CKD, CBD, AiiD, Principal, Kimaya Designs
Veronika Miller, CEO, Modenus Media
Kathryn Given, Senior Design and Market Editor, LUXE Interiors + Design
NKBA gratefully acknowledges Design Competition Award sponsors, Monogram, 2020 and The Home Depot.
To obtain images for each category win, please contact Kelly Winkler or Jocelyn Hutt (contacts herein).
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
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