"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.

Now in its 28th year, BALA continues to recognize outstanding achievements in single-family home design for both production and one-of-a-kind homes throughout a series of categories designated by overall home sizes.   In addition, good designs for green-built and affordable homes are also honored.

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