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Press & Awards
Architectural Digest | "A passion for quality, a taste for the unique"
Home Builder Digest | The Best Residential Architects of Arlington
Best of Arlington 2016 - Best Architect
Residential Project of the Year
Our Cleveland Park Project was chosen as 'Residential Project of the Year' by Home and Design in 2017. This project created a balance between modern and historic by emphasizing timber beams and other historic aspects in a home that had modern interior design and amenities.
Ballard + Mensua Architecture Receives Exclusive Honors from Houzz
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House of the Month
Ballard +Mensua Architecture's project at 3127 51st Place was named "Home of the Month" for July, 2018 by 'The Kent Connection.' Praised for its attention to detail and high quality build, the Kent Development offers a modern refuge where a homeowner can indulge in extragant leisure and comfort. The article tells readers that, "This newly completed home is going on the market this month and will offer one lucky buyer an expectional opportunity to movie into a luxury home in our great neighborhood that has been designed and detailed by a top architect and built for a discerning client who cares about quality and design." Look to the article to read more about this first class home and find it on our projects page as well as on Houzz for more pictures.
Top 100 Designers 2014
Ballard + Mensua
Top 100 Designers 2012
Top 100 Designers 2011
New American Luxury. December 2011
Seth Ballard discusses "craft" with Finn Mostow in the December 2011 issue.
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.
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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