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The biennial Annapolis Home Builder and Fine Design Awards was started ten years ago to recognize high achievement in architecture, custom building, interior and landscape design.
The judges are all distinguished professionals in the field.
At each award, we present a Lifetime Achievement Award for a professional who has set themselves apart for their superior work. The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Mark White, founder and president of Kitchen Encounters of Annapolis. Below are remarks from Editor-in-Chief Kymberly Taylor during her award presentation to Mark:
“The fine work of Mark White came to my attention when I was an assistant editor at Chesapeake Home many moons ago. The editor told me to keep an eye on him as he was ‘truly creative.’
“Mark reminds me of a jazz tune directed by a rhythm of his own choosing, with surprisingly effortless riffs. He channels these creative vibrations into his kitchen design, producing artistic intuitive spaces.
“Importantly, he is always very giving, willing to train the next generation, informally as a mentor and professionally as a teacher at the Anne Arundel Community College and lecturing nationwide. It is this generosity of spirit that distinguishes Mark White, who founded Kitchen Encounters 40 years ago. A leader and founding member of the Annapolis Design District, Mark’s almost entire adult life has been devoted to excellence in the field and to building community.”
Congratulations to Mark White!
The judges selected the award winners independently. All judging was blind.
Anthony “Ankie” Barnes FAIA, LEED AP | BarnesVanze Architects
A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Ankie Barnes of BarnesVanze Architects received his education at the University of Witwatersrand (B. Arch) and Yale University (M. Arch). He serves on the executive committee of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) and has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ICAA and as a founding member of the Leaders of Design Council.
Barry Dixon | Barry Dixon Interiors
With interior design projects spanning the world, Barry Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present-day motifs. His exclusive collections include furniture, lighting, and accessories for Arteriors, showroom design and products for Fortuny, fabrics and trims for Vervain, upholstery for Tomlinson, and The Naturals Color Collection by Barry Dixon for C2 Paint.
Sandra Youssef Clinton FASLA | Clinton+Ries Landscape Architects
Founding Principal of Clinton+Ries Landscape Architects, Sandra Clinton is an accomplished landscape architect and horticulturist with over thirty-five years of experience. Sandy integrates her love of pattern, texture, and color and her passion for plants with her innate talents as a designer of dramatic, contemporary landscapes. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Sandy was recently awarded the prestigious Landscape Design Award from the American Horticultural Society.
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Vol. 14, No. 1 2023