Press & Awards

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Best of Arlington 2016 - Best Architect

Many Arlington houses were built in the 1940s and suffer from “small closets, tiny kitchens and no mudrooms,” observes architect Seth Ballard. His decade-old firm is frequently called upon to open up those cramped spaces while preserving the “character and charm” of the home’s original design. Ballard, who earned his master’s in architecture from Tulane University (his business partner is his father-in-law in Spain), says he learned a lot about how families occupy their homes simply by watching how his own four children—ages 8 to 16—live, study and play. “They come with a lot of stuff,” he says. “I try to make sure there is a place for all of it.” –Amy Rogers Nazarov

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Top 100 Designers 2014

Ballard + Mensua

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New American Luxury. December 2011

Seth Ballard discusses "craft" with Finn Mostow in the December 2011 issue.

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Fairfax Connection 2009

Ballard + Mensua's renovation of the Historic Lowery House is featured in the Fairfax Connection.

El Dorado Stone

The "All Points of View" project, our waterfront conversion of an out-dated modern-style residence, lands a spread in El Dorado's catalogue as an exemplary application of their products.

Architecture Leaders Today

Ballard+Mensua shows its appreciation for the American craftsman with three of the firm's most recent residential projects.

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Angie's List - 2013 Super Service Award

For achieving and maintaining a superior service rating on Angie's List throughout 2013 as determined by Angie's List members in the category of: ARCHITECTS & BUILDING DESIGN

Angie's List Super Service Award

Best of Houzz 2014

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