Award-Winning Talent

AIA Northern Virginia
Award of Excellence in Residential Architecture
See details and a video from an award judge discussing our design for a restored glass pool house here.  The full project narrative is right here.

2016

Best of Houzz 2016 Excellence in Design
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2016

Luxe Interiors + Design 2015 Gold List
A select guide to the Architects, Interior Designers, Home Builders and Landscape Architects whose projects were featured in the magazine.

2015

Houzz Influencer Award
The Influencer badge honors professionals whose advice and knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community. See our Houzz page here.

2015

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Washington Mid-Atlantic Chapter
John Russell Pope Awards, Honorable Mention
Historic Preservation of a Flemish Revival Townhouse

2015

Ankie S. Barnes, FAIA
Elevation to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

2014

NOVA AIA Juror’s Special Citation for Restoration
Flemish Revival, Washington, DC

2014

National Kitchen and Bath Association DC Chapter
Medium Kitchen Flemish Revival, Washington, DC

2014

Watermark Award
Merit Award for Custom Kitchen
Lakeside Family Cottage, Gibson Island, Maryland

2014

Most Viewed Images, Dering Hall
See our Dering Hall profile here.

2014

Best of Houzz 2014 Excellence in Design
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2014

Luxe Interiors + Design 2014 Gold List
A select guide to the Architects, Interior Designers, Home Builders and Landscape Architects whose projects were featured in the magazine.

2014

The Most Saved Photo Uploaded to Houzz in 2013
Lakeside Family Cottage, Gibson Island, MD

2013

Houzz: The Most Popular Rustic Spaces
Rustic French Villa, Washington, DC. See profile here.

2013

Sub-Zero/Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Second Place Local Winner
Contemporary Renovation to a Washington DC Kitchen

2013

Stephen J. Vanze, FAIA
Elevation to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

2012

NOVA AIA Chapter Design Awards
Renovation to a Maine Seaside Home, Bar Harbor, ME

2012

National Kitchen and Bath Association DC Chapter
Medium Kitchen Renovation to a Private Residence, Washington, DC

2012

District Architecture Center SIGAL Gallery Exhibit Interior Spotlight
Kitchens: A Coastal Family Home and Park-front Kitchen

2012

Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Awards
Renovation to a Beaux Arts Estate

2012

Remodeling Design Awards
Merit Award for Historically Sensitive Renovation
High Tide, Bar Harbor, ME

2012

Custom Home Design Awards Custom Detail Merit Award
A Classic Shingle Style House, Washington, DC

2012

USGBC LEED for Homes: Certified
Renovation to a Family Home, Washington, DC

2012

Washington Architectural Foundation
John “Weib” Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest awarded to Stephen Vanze,
“A Champion of Design for the Greater Good”

2011

Designer’s Choice Home & Design Award
Local Traditional Architect: Stephen Vanze and Anthony Barnes

2011

Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards
Hunt Country Hilltop House, Fauquier County, Virginia

2011

Custom Home Design Awards Merit Award
Hunt County Hilltop House, Fauquier County, VA

2010

Custom Home Watermark Awards
Classic Georgetown Row House, Washington, DC

2010

Residential Architect Design Awards
Restoration and Preservation Category:
Four Stairs: Addition and Renovation in a Historic Farmhouse,
Great Falls, Virginia

2009

Washington Architectural Foundation
Firm of the Year Award

2008

AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards Historic Resources Category
Four Stairs: Addition and Renovation in a Historic Farmhouse, Great Falls, Virginia

2007

Remodeling Design Awards
Merit Award for Kitchen Remodeling:
Traditional Home, Contemporary Kitchen

2007

Custom Home Watermark Awards Special Focus
Custom Details: Capitol Hill Row House, Washington, DC

2007

AIA|DC & Washingtonian Residential Design Awards
Four Stairs: Addition and Renovation in a Historic Farmhouse, Great Falls, Virginia

2007

Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards
Four Stairs: An Addition and Renovation in a Historic Farmhouse, Great Falls, Virginia

2006

Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards
Addition and Renovation to a Coastal Home, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2006

Remodeling Design Awards
Four Stairs: An Addition and Renovation to a Historic Virginia Farmhouse, Great Falls, Virginia

2006

Palladio Awards
A Virginia Farmhouse, The Plains, Virginia

2005

Custom Home Watermark Awards
Contemporary Georgetown Apartment, Washington, DC

2005

Remodeling Design Awards
A Bungalow Transformation, Alexandria, Virginia

2005

Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards
Adaptive Re-Use of an Existing Georgetown Townhouse, Washington, DC

2005

AIA|DC & Washingtonian Residential Design Awards
Transformation of a French Cottage, Washington, DC

2004

Remodeling Design Awards
A Virginia Farmhouse, The Plains, Virginia

2004

Palladio Awards
Transformation of a French Cottage, Washington, DC

2003

Remodeling Design Awards
Addition to a Private Residence, Chevy Chase, Maryland

2003

NOVA AIA Chapter Design Awards
Pool House Addition to a Private Residence, Washington, DC

2002

Custom Home Design Awards
New Private Residence, McLean, Virginia

2002

Southern Home Awards
Tidewater Tradition, Chestertown, MD

1998

AIA|DC & Washingtonian Residential Design Awards
Addition to a Private Residence, Washington, DC

1996