Winner, VAGHC Blueprint for the Future Competition

Christopher Eads, AIA and member of the Blue Ridge Architects team, submitted the winning design in the Blueprint for the Future competition at the 2015 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference. Habitat for Humanity will construct the winning design in Hampton, Virginia.The competition called for the design of a home that meets affordability, energy and accessibility. The house will be built for Gary Hope, an Army veteran, who was honorably discharged due to injuries from a tragic accident. Mr. Hope is the father of a beautiful 9-year old daughter, Diamonique. Find out more about the project here.


Canstruction, an international competition to create clever structures with canned foods, was held for the first time this year at the Shenandoah Valley Home Builder’s Association Home and Garden Show. Blue Ridge Architects participated with their “milk and cookies” sculpture and won awards for Best Meal and Best Use of Labels. The more than 1,200 cans from our entry went to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Liveable Communities for Virginia

Blue Ridge Architects was invited to include the innovative new urban neighborhood design for Collicello North in the Virginia AIA Livable Communities exhibit. Collicello North is a development designed and built by Blue Ridge Architects and R+D Building Systems that features solar, netzero-ready single family homes, row houses, town homes and modern lofts with private spaces and large green commons.

Best of Virginia 2014, 2015

Every year, readers of Virginia Living Magazine are asked to vote for their favorite businesses by region. Blue Ridge Architects has placed in the top three for two years running.