Apr 28, 2022 | Atlanta |
ADAC's Southeast Designer of the Year Awards
ADAC's Southeast Designer of the Year Awards

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

EVENT GALLERY
Jesi Munday, Brad Ramsey and Bailey Fenstermacher
Jesi Munday, Brad Ramsey and Bailey Fenstermacher
Jesi Munday, Brad Ramsey and Bailey Fenstermacher
Liza Bryan and Randy Bryan
Liza Bryan and Randy Bryan
Liza Bryan and Randy Bryan
Brad Mann, Sarah Jane Mann, Samantha Feuer, Jason Bell, Shannon Betsill and DJ Betsill
Brad Mann, Sarah Jane Mann, Samantha Feuer, Jason Bell, Shannon Betsill and DJ Betsill
Brad Mann, Sarah Jane Mann, Samantha Feuer, Jason Bell, Shannon Betsill and DJ Betsill
John Bencich, Vivian Bencich, Manuela Alvarez, Chloe Flaharty and 
Sean Flaharty
John Bencich, Vivian Bencich, Manuela Alvarez, Chloe Flaharty and Sean Flaharty
John Bencich, Vivian Bencich, Manuela Alvarez, Chloe Flaharty and Sean Flaharty
Mark Couch and Julie Couch
Mark Couch and Julie Couch
Mark Couch and Julie Couch
Monique Ireland and Chanel Gaines
Monique Ireland and Chanel Gaines
Monique Ireland and Chanel Gaines
Ron Woodson, Elizabeth Graziolo, John J. Albanese, Bulent A. Baydar, Richard C. Hatch, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Ron Woodson, Elizabeth Graziolo, John J. Albanese, Bulent A. Baydar, Richard C. Hatch, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Ron Woodson, Elizabeth Graziolo, John J. Albanese, Bulent A. Baydar, Richard C. Hatch, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Allie Lourie, Paige Prettyman, Cristi Rajevac, Melanie Turner, Hanalee Springer and Hannah Cosgrove
Allie Lourie, Paige Prettyman, Cristi Rajevac, Melanie Turner, Hanalee Springer and Hannah Cosgrove
Allie Lourie, Paige Prettyman, Cristi Rajevac, Melanie Turner, Hanalee Springer and Hannah Cosgrove
Day Palmer, Ken Pursley, Bronwyn Ford, Bailey Brown and Amber Hootman
Day Palmer, Ken Pursley, Bronwyn Ford, Bailey Brown and Amber Hootman
Day Palmer, Ken Pursley, Bronwyn Ford, Bailey Brown and Amber Hootman
Ellen McGauley, Katie Miner and David Hamilton
Ellen McGauley, Katie Miner and David Hamilton
Ellen McGauley, Katie Miner and David Hamilton
Luisa Corrales, Chaz Easterly and Jessica Ferrell
Luisa Corrales, Chaz Easterly and Jessica Ferrell
Luisa Corrales, Chaz Easterly and Jessica Ferrell
Olivia Westbrooks and Erika Ward
Olivia Westbrooks and Erika Ward
Olivia Westbrooks and Erika Ward
Elizabeth Graziolo, Ron Woodson, Liz Hand Woods, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Elizabeth Graziolo, Ron Woodson, Liz Hand Woods, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Elizabeth Graziolo, Ron Woodson, Liz Hand Woods, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Ron Woodson, Elizabeth Graziolo, Kelley Harris, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Ron Woodson, Elizabeth Graziolo, Kelley Harris, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Ron Woodson, Elizabeth Graziolo, Kelley Harris, Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley
Matt Finch, Molly Hottel, Jill Brookover, Jared Paul and Kelley Harris
Matt Finch, Molly Hottel, Jill Brookover, Jared Paul and Kelley Harris
Matt Finch, Molly Hottel, Jill Brookover, Jared Paul and Kelley Harris
Carolyn Baker and William Baker
Carolyn Baker and William Baker
Carolyn Baker and William Baker
Loren Taylor and Carolyn Taylor
Loren Taylor and Carolyn Taylor
Loren Taylor and Carolyn Taylor
William Rhodes, Meagan Rhodes, Ashley Gilbreath and Barrett Gilbreath
William Rhodes, Meagan Rhodes, Ashley Gilbreath and Barrett Gilbreath
William Rhodes, Meagan Rhodes, Ashley Gilbreath and Barrett Gilbreath
Kim Wrinkler, Meg Sessions, Amy Morris and Jacqueline Reese
Kim Wrinkler, Meg Sessions, Amy Morris and Jacqueline Reese
Kim Wrinkler, Meg Sessions, Amy Morris and Jacqueline Reese
Kelley Harris, Liz Hand Woods, Katie Miner, John J. Albanese, Bulent A. Baydar and Richard C. Hatch
Kelley Harris, Liz Hand Woods, Katie Miner, John J. Albanese, Bulent A. Baydar and Richard C. Hatch
Kelley Harris, Liz Hand Woods, Katie Miner, John J. Albanese, Bulent A. Baydar and Richard C. Hatch