SOURCE: Detroit Home Magazine

March 31, 2005 06:00 ET

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Detroit Home Proudly Announces Its 2005 Detroit Home Design Awards Competition

Michigan-Based Architects, Builders and Designers May Enter by April 28, 2005

ROYAL OAK, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 31, 2005 -- Detroit Home magazine, published by Hour Media, L.L.C., is pleased to formally announce its 2005 Detroit Home Design Awards competition.

Detroit Home is on the hunt for great design talent. Entries will be accepted for a range of 59 categories, from Best Michigan Vacation Home to Best Overall Residence.

The 2005 competition categories include changes and additions in the contest categories: Best Contemporary Interior, Best Traditional Interior and Best Use of Art/Antiques.

Detroit Home magazine also is asking entrants to nominate a fresh design talent -- a rising star in the field of interior design/architecture/landscape design/design craftsmanship. Detroit Home will honor Brian Killian, the nationally known Birmingham-based interior designer who died on March 9, 2005, by naming this high-profile design award after him. Mr. Killian, who owned Killian & Co., was an interior design leader who set the standard for his industry in Michigan and the United States.

Entries, which are due April 28, 2005, will be rated and selected by a panel of expert judges from outside the state of Michigan; they include:

--  Joan Kohn, host, Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
--  Joe Ruggiero, host, HGTV's  "Homes Across America"
--  Michael Payne, Michael Payne Design, Los Angeles, and host of HGTV's
    "Designing for the Sexes"
--  David Sokol, managing editor, International Design Magazine (ID)
--  Kevin Alter, associate dean and professor,  University of Texas at
    Austin School of Design
--  Juan Pablo Molyneux, Juan Pablo Molyneux Design in New York and Paris
--  David Niland, architecture professor, University of Cincinnati
--  Bill Ingram, Bill Ingram Designs, South Birmingham, Ala.
--  Joni Zimmerman, founder and president of Design Solutions, Annapolis,
    Md.
    
All 2005 winners will be invited to an awards gala September 29 in Detroit, and will be named in the October/November issue of Detroit Home magazine. In addition, throughout 2006, many of the winning homes, landscapes and design elements will be featured in the pages of Detroit Home magazine. Winners also will garner custom trophies made by Detroit's Pewabic Pottery exclusively for the 2005 Detroit Home Design Awards.

Entry forms for the second-annual 2005 Detroit Home Design Awards are available now at Hour Media (117. W. Third St., Royal Oak, Mich. 48067), Michigan Design Center (1700 Stutz Dr., Suite 25, Troy, MI 48084), or online at www.hourdetroit.com. Submissions, including photography, are due April 28, 2005. Winners will be notified in early August.

Top award getters in 2004 included DesRosiers Architects (Bloomfield Hills), residential architects Swanson Meads (Birmingham) and Frank Arvan (Royal Oak), The Velvet Plum (Plymouth), CBI Design Professionals (Bloomfield Hills), McIntosh Poris Architecture & Interior Design (Birmingham).

Detroit Home magazine is brought to you by Hour Media, L.L.C., publishers of the award-winning Hour Detroit, Metro Detroit Bride magazine, Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource Guide, Metropolitan Detroit Menu Guide, V.I.P. and Biz Bucks direct mail and numerous custom publications.

Contact Information

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