On Thursday, April 28, the 2022 Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards were presented by ADAC and Veranda to the region’s most imaginative and forward-thinking minds in the categories of architecture, contract design and residential design. Reviewed by a panel of noteworthy judges, winners were chosen from a group of 38 regional finalists spanning seven states and were announced at a private gala at Flourish to wrap up ADAC’s spring market, Design ADAC. More than 325 guests were on hand to celebrate.
The 2022 winners included Harrison Design of Atlanta in the architecture category, Harris Interiors of Atlanta in the contract design category and Liz Hand Woods of Liz Hand Woods Associates of Birmingham, Alabama, in the residential design category.
“Last night marked another exciting event filled with first-time SEDY winners and the second year in a row that our residential winner is from Birmingham,” said Katie Miner, ADAC general manager. “What makes it even more special is that the architects at Harrison Design won the prestigious architecture award, exemplifying the impact good design has over generations as they carry on the legacy of their founder and design icon Bill Harrison.”
“At the same time,” Miner continued, “Kelley Harris of Harris Interiors and Liz Hand Woods are in the process of building legacies of their own while becoming design icons themselves. It was thrilling to see the theme of this year’s market, weaving together generations of style, come full circle at last night’s awards ceremony.”
Images by Chris Berry of Ben Rose Photography