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ADAC Names Designer, Architect of the Year Award Winners

Three firms took home the annual Southeast regional awards from the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center from a pool of 26 finalists. 

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Three firms were named with top honors in ADAC's Southeast Architects and Designers competition.

Presented by ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center), in partnership with American lifestyle magazine Veranda, the 2024 Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards were announced during a gala at the Atlanta History Center. The annual event celebrates firms and individuals from across the Southeast who exemplify the highest caliber and bring forth contemporary ideas innovating the design world. A panel of decorated judges selected winners for the best talent in architecture, contract design, and residential design from a group of 26 skilled finalists spanning the Southeast. Prior to the gala, finalists were recognized Wednesday night at Ernest Gaspard during ADAC’s annual spring market, DESIGN ADAC.

The 2024 Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year winners are:

  • CATEGORY                                      FIRM
  • Architect                                            TS Adams Studio Architects | Atlanta, GA
  • Contract Design                                Tate Casper & Jordan Winston of Oxford Design | Tampa, FL
  • Residential Design                            David Frazier | West Point, GA

“It’s thrilling to see such revered and sophisticated designers receive their rightful recognition,” said Katie Miner, ADAC General Manager. “Both TS Adams Studio Architects and David Frazier have been nominated as finalists in their respective categories before, Tate Casper & Jordan Winston of Oxford Design is a first-time finalist, and all three firms are first-time winners this year! It’s wonderful to witness these impressive individuals and their businesses surpass expectations, shape the design world, and inspire future candidates.”

With more than 100 entries, this year’s distinguished finalists and winners were selected by a team of top industry professionals, including Aimee Buccellato, Partner of Schafer Buccellato Architects; Corey Damen Jenkins, Founder and Principal of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates; and executive editor of Veranda Ellen McGauley. Remarks from the judges regarding the finalists are below:
“These are designs that struck me as comfortable in their own skin. They let the landscape and materials lead, creating such a beautiful sense of place,” expresses Ellen McGauley about TS Adams Studio Architects.
Judge Corey Damen Jenkins describes each space Tate Casper & Jordan Winston of Oxford Design created as “pure, unadulterated eye candy.”
“This project is all about light, materiality, and movement; there are curves and edges, but harmony between objects and the work's overall scale. Who knows the condition of the original ‘canvas,’ but the outcome of this beautiful alteration is peaceful and organized; a graceful intersection of old meeting new,” reflects Judge Aimee Buccellato of David Frazier.

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