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Southeast Designer of the Year Competition

Are you the Next….
Southeast Designer or Architect of the Year?

2010 Call for Entries

ADAC’s Southeast Designer of the Year Competition Has Added an Architect Category!

Submit your design projects for ADAC’s 2010 Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year competition. This esteemed competition is open to interior designers, interior design firms and architects from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The competition will be judged by a panel comprised of Industry and Educational Professionals as well as editors from Veranda Magazine. The panel will review all submission blind coded. Winners will be notified when the judging is completed.

By popular demand, the ADAC Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year Competition has retained their new categories in order to provide exposure for a greater number of design industry professionals working with many different project parameters.

2010 Categories Available are as follows:

Residential Category, Best Overall
Residential Room Categories:

  • Best Bedroom
  • Best Living Room
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Dining Room
  • Best Family or Great Room

Best Residential Architect, Best Overall
Contract Category, Best Overall
Contract Sub-Categories:

  • Best Corporate Space
  • Best Retail or Hospitality space

Project Submission Rules

  • Materials in the form of a portfolio, brochure or photo album.
  • No size or special requirements.
  • Photos are not required to be mounted, although they may be.
  • Do NOT put your name or firm information on the individual photographs, as all entries will be blind coded in order to remain anonymous to the judges.
  • Each entry must represent only one project but designers may enter as many different projects in as many different categories as they wish.
  • No maximum or minimum number of photographs are being requested.
  • Projects submitted must have been completed in the last two years (2008 – 2009).
  • Projects may NOT have been previously published.

Submissions must include return mailing information with FEDEX return ship labels. If complete return information is not provided, they will be held in the ADAC Office for 60 days prior to disposal.

WE’VE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THE COMPETITION! Materials much be received in the ADAC Management Office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010. For more information, please call: 404-231-1720 or click here to download a submission form. (PDF)
* You will need the Adobe reader to view the PDFs on this page. Download it for free here.

All entries should be directed to:

2010 Southeast Designer of the Year Competition
c/o Ms. Sarah Dobbs
ADAC Management and Leasing Office
349 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE
Suite A5
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Source: http://adacatlanta.com/se-designer.html

Help Haiti!

Everyone is looking for ways to help the people in Haiti and we are no different here at Refugee Designer. We have not set up our own program for relief efforts but we have compiled some links to some organizations that are working to help the people in Haiti.

Red Cross – Haiti Relief and Redevelopment
Architecture For Humanity – Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding
Habitat for Humanity – Haiti Earthquake
Doctors Without Borders – 500 Patients Treated in 24 Hours
Unicef – Earhtquake in Haiti
Mercy Corps – Earthquake in Haiti

If you do not have the means to help out financially please just take a moment of silence for the people that were lost in this disaster.

If you know know of any other programs that are aiding in the relief efforts please list them below with a link. Thank you. Our thoughts are with the people in Haiti.

Happy New Year!


We wish all of our readers a Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays…


We hope everyone has a happy holidays and enjoy’s the time with friends and family.

Win A Two Bedroom Two Bath Condo!


Aniz Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non profit, and G&G Organics have teamed up to raffle off a CONDO here in Atlanta. For a $100 dollar raffle ticket, you get a chance to win a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo that is intown and has easy access to the interstate. The neighborhood in which this condo is located is Gleenwood Park, an environmentally friendly and well developed mixed use community. The condo was renovated for HGTV’s Designed to Sell and valued at  $315,000. I think that is a bit over-estimated for this economy and Atlanta, but for a hundred dollars, it is worth the chance and you get to donate to charity with a tax write off, if you do not win. To see more images of the condo click here. Word of warning to the skeptical! The maps online of the area are a bit old, such as Google Maps. Go and do a drive by to see what the neighborhood looks and feels like. I personally think it is a cute development and I will be purchasing a ticket as well. If I win, I will have rental property. To purchase a ticket or read the rules of the contest click on the links. The raffle goes on till February 21, 2010. Good Luck!

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Junktique TODAY!!!


Junktique. What is it? Who is it for? HUH WHA?!?!?!?!!

I wondered the same thing when. I got an email TODAY around 9AM. Well evidently, it is an event put on by the PTA of Oakhurst Elementary School. Junktique will have individuals, artists and businesses out today selling vintage stuff, and when I say vintage stuff, I do not mean that old crap that your parents had laying in the basement with mold on it. It will be the cool home furnishings, jewelery, accessories, art and other stuff that you will actually want. So, if you have some time, I would definitely go and check it out. Also if you want to buy some stuff and you have the excuse of “It is for the kids.” Event details are below.

Solarium – at Old Scottish Rite
321 West Hill Street
Decatur, GA 30030

November 15, 2009
12PM to 6PM

How Much: FREE

Oh Yeah there will be live music too.

Great Pumkin Debut


You are invited to the first ever pumpkin carving day for architects, designers, and their families, happening on October 24th from 4-8 p.m.

We know it is tough to get out for networking events on a weeknight so we are bringing the event to you, and providing activities for your kids. There will be a big airwalk, face painting, food, music, and of course…pumpkin carving. Special jack-o-lantern lighting at dusk in time to get the kids home to bed.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1000 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 875-3232