Best In American Living Magazine and Awards

Best in Region

"Yet again in 2011 entries from across the nation continue to push the limits of design and innovation while providing insights into tomorrow’s design trends," said Lynne Pratt, 2011 design committee chairman and president of Pratt Building Co. in Auburn Hills, Mich.

This year, seven out of a possible nine Best in Region winners were chosen from all of the winning submissions.  These winners showcase exceptional design characteristics and stood out among other winners in their region.

BALA regions are defined as follows:
North Atlantic: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT
Middle Atlantic: DC, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV
South Atlantic: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC
Midwest: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain: CO, MT, NM, UT, WY
Pacific: AZ, CA, HI, NV
Pacific Northwest: AK, ID, OR, WA

Award winners were announced during the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

Additional information about the BALA program can be found at, including the 2011 BALA Portfolio, featuring a review of design trends and scores of project photographs.