RAVE Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2021 RAVE Awards! See winners below.

2021 RAVE Award Winners

Second-Place Winners

New Home More than 3,500 Square Feet

  • Lake Harriet Residence
  • PKA Architecture

New Home 2,000-3,500 Square Feet

  • Kimble Cabin
  • Rehkamp Larson

New Home Less than 2,000 Square Feet

  • Huron Haven
  • Sala Architects

Remodel/Addition More than 3,500 Square Feet

  • Upton Revived
  • Rehkamp Larson

Remodel/Addition 800-3,500 Square Feet

  • Rapson Revival
  • Charles R. Stinson

Remodel/Addition Less than 800 Square Feet

  • Two-Cook Kitchen
  • Rehkamp Larson


  • Sunfish Lake Modern
  • ACDC Studio

Outbuilding/Detail/Special Project Less than 800 Square Feet

  • Greenhouse
  • Christopher Strom Architects


Judge HeadshotMartha McQuade

Martha McQuade is a Minneapolis based designer working across a diverse range of disciplines, with the belief that if you focus on design principles you can design anything. Material and color exploration has been an intense interest and focus from an early age, with hands-on making being an integral part of her design process.

In 2008 she founded SCARFSHOP, a textile studio based in color and material exploration, with a strong focus on dyeing.

In 2016 she co-founded the multidisciplinary design firm MAD, which works on all scales and types of design projects including architecture, landscape, interiors, graphic, product and furniture design.

Martha has a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Minnesota where she has been teaching in the School of Architecture since 2000.

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Nicholas Potts

Nicholas G Potts, AIA, has led landmark projects for some of the world’s most renowned architects, including Bjarke Ingels and SHoP, and edited, with Rem Koolhaas, Elements of Architecture (Taschen, 2018) and its exhibition at the centerpiece of the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. On his recent relocation to Washington DC from New York, he founded his eponymous firm dedicated to subversive pragmatism and the exploration of material and craft. His recent work has been featured in Architectural Digest, and he regularly contributes opinion on design to Vogue, AD, and Elle Décor.

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Sarah Stebbins

A longtime shelter magazine editor, Sarah began her career at In Style magazine in New York, where she worked on the launch of In Style Home. She was later an editor at Martha Stewart Living before moving to her native Maine to freelance write for publications such as Real Simple, This Old House, and Southern Living. She joined Down East magazine in 2016, where she oversaw the relaunch of and serves as home editor. In 2018, she launched Maine Homes by Down East magazine, where she is editor. Sarah lives in Portland with her husband, two young sons, and Mississippi mutt.

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