The 2022 Midwest Home Design Awards Honors Local Home Professionals

The second annual event showcases interior design, building, remodeling, landscape and architecture professionals in their respective craft, honoring winners in over 60 categories

Darin Kamnetz

On Friday, Dec. 2, hundreds of design-build professionals gathered at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, to recognize the beautiful work and accomplishments of friends, peers, and colleagues alike. The highly anticipated event—made possible by sponsors including Vetter Stone, ABC Arrow Building Center, Manomin Resawn Timbers, and Phantom Screens—was a black-tie formal affair where attendees, such as Hartman Homes Inc., James McNeal Architecture & Design, Vela Creative, and nearly 80 additional firms appeared in their “Friday Best.”

Midwest Home has the privilege of interacting with these companies every day, documenting the various works of architects and designers from around the Midwest. This event’s mission is dedicated to honoring the best of the best in both residential and commercial design. Projects were judged on design, detail, overall craftsmanship, and more by an international panel of qualified professionals.

This year, 483 entries were evaluated by our expert panel of 10 judges: Katelyn Bloomquist, editor of Midwest Home; Kyoungmee Byun, associate professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University; Raúl Rodríguez García, international architect and educator; Kevin Hart, owner of Kevin Hart & Associates; André Hilton, principal designer at JORDANHILTON Interiors; Jenna LeBlanc, home renovator and influencer; Amy Nelson, editor of Minnesota Monthly; Jonathan Rachman, author and interior designer; Breanna Robles, landscape and urban designer at Studio Zewde; and Nahal Sohbati, co-founder of Topophyla Landscape Design. Across all categories, they selected first, second, and third place winners.

Tony Nelson

A Best in Show winner was also named, determined by the highest average score of all entries. Alexander Design Group Inc. claimed the title with an 11,000-square-foot architectural masterpiece that earned first place in the Lakeside Home category. Other categories were centered on lighting, use of color, and landscaping, for example, and a full list of categories and their respective winners can be found on our website.

Alexander Design Group Inc. earns Best in Show with this architectural marvel, designed to capture natural light and lake views.


As you’ll see, the ceremony garnered a collection of the area’s finest projects, all assembled to inspire both fellow businesses and Midwest Home readers, plus achieve the dreams of valued clients. Each project was a celebration of art and the long-lived idea that “home is where the heart is”—displaying just how much “heart” truly goes into every home project and endeavor. And with that, everyone is a winner.

Join us in celebrating all the breathtaking projects from this year’s Design Awards at

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