Five KTGY Communities Honored for Design Excellence and Innovation at 2022 Great American Living Awards (GALA)

November 7, 2022

Awards honor architecture firm’s forward-thinking residential and multifamily designs

KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, announced today it has won five Great American Living Awards (GALA), including the “Home of the Year 2022” grand prize for Dylan Townhome. The GALA Awards recognize the building industry’s best and brightest residential design, sales and marketing leaders; and were presented by Northern Virginia Building Industry Association’s Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council. KTGY was recognized for its distinctive capabilities, excellence and innovation in the design and planning of attached and detached single-family and multifamily residential communities.

KTGY received the following GALA awards for: 

Grand Prize “Home of the Year”
Dylan Townhome
Ashbury, Va.
Builder: Toll Brothers

KTGY designed The Dylan’s open concept living to feature generous flex space and easy access to all four levels, including a large rooftop terrace, with a private elevator. The front facades were kept clean with a minimal mix of materials to achieve a modern look. Brick accents were chosen to enhance the modern appearance while also making each townhome their own. The design plays off a shopping complex in the vicinity making Ashbury a cohesive and active community.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (lots 7,000 sq. ft.+) – $700,000 – $849,999
The Finley
Stafford, VA
Builder: Atlantic Builders

The Finley, a single-family detached home plan with a classic modern farmhouse look, was designed with the flexibility to meet the needs of residents and generate visual variety. KTGY created a façade that could easily change shape and take on various craftsman-styled materials so that each home has a unique appearance from the neighboring residences while maintaining a cohesive feel across the community.

Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two’s, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo-Ownership – $400,000 – $499,999
Foxcroft Sienna
Stafford, Va.
Builder: Atlantic Builders

The Foxcroft Sienna community delivers much-needed townhomes to a neighborhood consisting of mostly small single-family homes and trailers. The new townhome design conveys a modern farmhouse style and features premium exterior materials with modern detailing including vertical siding, Hardie board, Hardie panel and trim detailing.

Best Design and Architecture, Detached Home (lots under 7,000 s.f.) – $700,000 – $849,999
The Sutton Model at Tapestry
Clarksburg, Md.
Builder: Miller & Smith

KTGY designed several detached home options for The Sutton Model at Tapestry to allow for versatile and flexible floorplans. The design reflects the local styles, including contemporary Tudor, federal and modern farmhouse, using a blend of Hardie siding as well as brick and stone exterior materials.

Best Design and Architecture, Free-Standing Clubhouse (Under 6,000 sq. ft.)
Westside at Shady Grove Metro Clubhouse
Rockville, Md.
Builder: EYA, LLC

KTGY designed the contemporary clubhouse and amenity space for the residents of the Shady Grove community and a focal point of the neighborhood. The firm infused brick color with two natural tones of Nichiha wood paneling to blend in with the neighboring area.

The GALA Ceremony was held on October 6, 2022, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. For more information about the awards, visit