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RAVE Awards

2022

RAVE Awards

Every year, Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design Magazine celebrates local Minnesota architects and their exceptional work through the RAVE Awards (Residential Architects Vision and Excellence). Each year, architects submit their best in architectural design in an effort to raise awareness of the many benefits of using a local architect for home projects.

Submissions due at 11:59pm on September 1st!

SUBMIT HERE

Submit your RAVE Award submission in three easy steps!

1. Complete the online RAVE Awards Submission form below for each project.

2. Send the following images via zip file, WeTransfer, Dropbox, or similar format to raveawards@mspmag.com by 11:59 pm on September 1st.

- Floor Plans

- Site Plan

- Headshot(s) of architect(s)

- Up to six high resolution photographs total of the project (please include both interior and exterior).

- One of the six photographs must be in a horizontal format to be used for promotional purposes – please label this photo “cover”.. 

Questions? Email raveawards@mspmag.com

RAVE Categories

New Home, more than 3,500 square feet

New Home, 2,000 - 3,500 square feet

New Home, less than 2,000 square feet

Remodel/Addition, more than 3,500 square feet

Remodel/Addition, 800 - 3,500 square feet

Remodel/Addition, less than 800 square feet

Kitchen

Bath

Multi-family housing, loft, or existing family structure

Outbuilding/Detail/Special Project, less than 800 square feet (ex. sauna, pool house, studio, playhouse)

RAVE Awards Eligibility

1. The project can be located anywhere.

2. The project must be designed by a licensed Minnesota architect (including AIA-certified architects as well as ASLA-MN)

3. The project must be designed by a licensed Minnesota architect (including AIA-certified architects).

4. New construction, remodel, or renovation of an existing residence (the transformation must include significant change to the existing dwelling).

5. Construction completed after January 1, 2017.

6. Submissions may include projects that have been featured in other publications or have won previous awards (with the exception of RAVE Awards).

Submission Rules

1. There is no limit to the number of entries an individual or firm submits

2. Project authorship will remain concealed throughout the deliberations of the selection panel, so please keep company and individual names off of photos and descriptions.

3. Cost information does not need to be included, as it will not be published.

4. The project title will be published, so please make the title clear on all required submission materials.

5. Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design Magazine is not responsible for any submitted material that is misplaced or lost. Please make duplicates of all materials submitted.

6. In an effort to showcase excellence, the jury reserves the right not to select a winner in a category if no winning entry is evident.

7. Submissions will be retained by Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design Magazine and may be considered for future editorial opportunities.

8. Homeowner Consent - By checking the box below, you are taking full responsibility that you have made the homeowner aware that if they are selected, their home could be featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Home and Design issue and the information will be used in promotional materials. Your client has been made aware that photos of their residence and the design program will be submitted for a selection panel to review. Should the residence be selected, they understand that they may be asked to allow professional photographs of their residence to be taken after July 2021 (at no charge to them).

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2021 RAVE Award Winners

2016 2nd Place Winners

2017 1st Place Winners

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    Kitchen

    Kitchen Revival l Albertsson Hansen Architecture | Judges’ Comments: “This kitchen has a ‘wow’ factor—not because it’s fancy but because it speaks to how an older home should be revived—in keeping with the home’s architecture yet giving it modern practicality.” Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    New Home More than 3,500 SF

    Shingle Style Cottage l TEA2 Architects | Judges’ Comments: “There’s a nice street presence and they paid a lot of attention to detail. The exterior is so pleasing." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    New Home 2,000 - 3,500 SF

    Urban Fit l Rehkamp Larson Architects | Judges’ Comments: “For a narrow lot, I thought it was smartly built, and the details were appropriate for an urban environment.” “This is a thoughtful infill house." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Paul Crosby

    New Home Under 2,000 SF

    Cayman Islands Beach House l Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design | Judges’ Comments: The judges liked the two horizontal views, with the panoramic, uninterrupted views of the ocean and the home’s simple composition and low profile on the shore. “I appreciate that they did something mid-century-like and low profile on the shore." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Remodel/Addition More than 3,500 SF

    Deephaven Residence l ALTUS Architecture + Design | Judges’ Comments: “They made it a completely contemporary house that plays off of the original home’s strengths; that’s hard to do!" Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Remodel/Addition 800 – 3,500 SF

    River View Loft l Albertsson Hansen Architecture | Judges’ Comments: “They started with a brick box and built all of this.” Another judge said, “For such a small, narrow room, I thought it was a good use of space." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Remodel/Addition Less than 800 SF

    Sun l SALA Architects | Judges’ Comments: “The cleverly concepted “closet box” smartly reimagines the form and function of this master bedroom, and they did it without changing the room’s original footprint." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Bath

    Prairie School Style l David Heide Design Studio | Judges’ Comments: “Elegant and timeless,” the judges said, pointing to the detail in the cabinetry design, custom-made lighting, and preserved original art glass windows. Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Outbuilding/Detail Project Less than 800 SF

    Lake Pokegama Boathouse l Albertsson Hansen Architecture | Judges’ Comments: The custom-made door that folds to become an awning and the building’s siting set into a slope to minimize the building from above were two of the features that appealed to the judges. “Even when it’s raining, that would be a peaceful spot to be, with the door open and providing additional shelter as an awning,” one judge commented. Read more

2017 2nd Place Winners

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    New Home More than 3,500 SF

    Presenting the winners of the Residential Architects Vision & Excellence awards. Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    New Home 2,000 - 3,500 SF

    Woodland Residence | ALTUS Architecture + Design | Judges’ Comments: “I liked the wood accents and the beams, and how the house is nestled into the landscape." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    New Home Under 2,000 SF

    Kenwood Carriage House | Rehkamp Larson Architects | Judges’ Comments: “I love how the house fits in the backyard.” “It looks upscale even though it’s a carriage house. I appreciate how they thought about the architectural details." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Remodel/Addition More than 3,500 SF

    Mid Century Transformation | Christian Dean Architecture | Judges’ Comments: “It’s very elegant.” “They did a nice job of making it more modern, the way they opened up the floorplan." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Remodel/Addition 800 – 3,500 SF

    Fast Forward | SALA Architects | Judges’ Comments: “I appreciate how economical the changes they made were. They didn’t go to the studs and start over.” Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Kitchen

    Pelican Lake Modern | Peterssen/Keller Architecture | Judges’ Comments: “This is a great execution of a contemporary kitchen.” “Wonderful way to integrate a kitchen into a living space to maximize the views of the lake." Read more

  • RAVE Awards 2017 Winner

    Outbuilding/Detail Project Less than 800 SF

    Simple Sidewalk | Citydeskstudio | Judges’ Comments: “What a clever solution to have that wood band placed at the edge of the concrete!” Read more