Sep 23, 2021 | Atlanta |
Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards
Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards

On Thursday, September 23, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center presented the 2021 Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards to the region’s most creative and innovative minds in the categories of residential design, contract design, and architecture. The celebration of this year's winners, who were chosen by top industry professionals and narrowed down from more than 20 exceptionally talented and influential finalists, brought the annual Discover ADAC fall market to a festive close.

Paul Bates of Paul Bates Architects took home Southeast Architect of the Year, Blackberry Farm Design won Southeast Contract Designer of the Year, and Betsy Brown of Betsy Brown Inc. was honored as Southeast Residential Designer of the Year. The judges included interior designer Ashley Whittaker, architect Peter Pennoyer, and Veranda executive editor Ellen McGauley.

“This year, we were honored to name 22 finalists from across the Southeast,” said Katie Miner, general manager of ADAC. “Each finalist showcased an incredibly high caliber of artistry in their work, so it was no easy task for our judges to narrow this influential group down to our three winners. The excellence of their work is inspiring.”

Images by Ben Rose.

EVENT GALLERY
Wendy Landau, Keith Bradley and Erinn Valencich
Wendy Landau, Keith Bradley and Erinn Valencich
Wendy Landau, Keith Bradley and Erinn Valencich
Victoria Askin, Emma Updegrave, Virginia Ramsey and Melanie Millner
Victoria Askin, Emma Updegrave, Virginia Ramsey and Melanie Millner
Victoria Askin, Emma Updegrave, Virginia Ramsey and Melanie Millner
Alisa Barry and Smith Hanes
Alisa Barry and Smith Hanes
Alisa Barry and Smith Hanes
Sarah and Ken Pursley
Sarah and Ken Pursley
Sarah and Ken Pursley
Katie Miner and Mark Simmons
Katie Miner and Mark Simmons
Katie Miner and Mark Simmons
Jason Bell and Samantha Feuer of Blackberry Farm, Betsy Brown, and Paul Bates
Jason Bell and Samantha Feuer of Blackberry Farm, Betsy Brown, and Paul Bates
Jason Bell and Samantha Feuer of Blackberry Farm, Betsy Brown, and Paul Bates
Yoomi Harrison and Lia Shin
Yoomi Harrison and Lia Shin
Yoomi Harrison and Lia Shin
Matthew Quinn, Kate Farr and David Cook
Matthew Quinn, Kate Farr and David Cook
Matthew Quinn, Kate Farr and David Cook
Lachlan Davis, Amanda East, Anna Blake, Betsy Berry, Kaitlyn Bittner, Anne Ruder and Candice Lorraine
Lachlan Davis, Amanda East, Anna Blake, Betsy Berry, Kaitlyn Bittner, Anne Ruder and Candice Lorraine
Lachlan Davis, Amanda East, Anna Blake, Betsy Berry, Kaitlyn Bittner, Anne Ruder and Candice Lorraine
Kelley Harris and Jared Paul
Kelley Harris and Jared Paul
Kelley Harris and Jared Paul
Dana Wolter, Janie Molster and Cortney Bishop
Dana Wolter, Janie Molster and Cortney Bishop
Dana Wolter, Janie Molster and Cortney Bishop
Carolyn Taylor and Loren Taylor
Carolyn Taylor and Loren Taylor
Carolyn Taylor and Loren Taylor
Robert Maricich, Jason Bell, Samanatha Fuer, Betsy Brown, Paul Bates and Katie Miner
Robert Maricich, Jason Bell, Samanatha Fuer, Betsy Brown, Paul Bates and Katie Miner
Robert Maricich, Jason Bell, Samanatha Fuer, Betsy Brown, Paul Bates and Katie Miner
Roger Higgins and Katie Miner
Roger Higgins and Katie Miner
Roger Higgins and Katie Miner
Mary Catherine Morris, Kimberly Powell, Dana Wolter, Corinn Figueroa and Abby Dunn
Mary Catherine Morris, Kimberly Powell, Dana Wolter, Corinn Figueroa and Abby Dunn
Mary Catherine Morris, Kimberly Powell, Dana Wolter, Corinn Figueroa and Abby Dunn
Scarlett James and Annie Himmelhaver
Scarlett James and Annie Himmelhaver
Scarlett James and Annie Himmelhaver
Alli Roberts, Abby Simmons and Jillian Downham
Alli Roberts, Abby Simmons and Jillian Downham
Alli Roberts, Abby Simmons and Jillian Downham
Reynolds Yeomans and Whitney Ray
Reynolds Yeomans and Whitney Ray
Reynolds Yeomans and Whitney Ray
Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley present one of the Southeast Designer of the Year awards onstage.
Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley present one of the Southeast Designer of the Year awards onstage.
Katie Miner and Ellen McGauley present one of the Southeast Designer of the Year awards onstage.
Greg Palmer, Lee Kinsella and Bulent Baydar
Greg Palmer, Lee Kinsella and Bulent Baydar
Greg Palmer, Lee Kinsella and Bulent Baydar