BSB Design has won 3 awards in the 2021 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Award levels, including platinum, gold and silver, as well as Best in Region and Of the Year recipients, will be announced at the award ceremony held during the 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.


Single-Family Production Category 1: Detached Home up to 2,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale

Allevare at Verrado – Catalan Model


This single family home has a high-end feel in a more efficient footprint to manage construction costs in order to reach empty nesters, active adults and young professionals. The result is a modern-transitional elevation on an open, 45′ wide footprint with light-filled interiors and entertaining spaces. The plan features a kitchen-centric layout for social connectivity to the great room, dining, and outdoor space. This home is a wonderful modern interpretation of the modest bungalow with upgraded features, expansive spaces and up to date lifestyle offerings that demonstrate the best of smaller floor plan design.

Single-Family Production, Category 2: Detached Home 2,001 – 2,500 sq. ft., Built for Sale

Crocker Village Alley Row Collection – Plan 6 


Located in a new community in a high profile downtown Sacramento neighborhood, this home is truly one of a kind. The elevation seeks to inspire the “less is more” mindset. Spanish cottage styling is aimed to target classically-minded move-down buyers seeking a historical-old world yet urban feel. The 40′ wide alley load floor plan carves out a private outdoor courtyard within that feeds light, openness and views to all major living spaces.

Multifamily, Category 30: Student Housing

Academy 65


Located on the edge of the Sacramento State campus, this tight corner parcel offered tons of opportunity. The end result perfectly balances efficient units, four-sided architecture visibility and tons of amenity spaces for students to enjoy. The building’s main entry anchors its most dominant vertical massing element, a tower of glass capped by a modern angled roof. The open lobby cleverly uses angled partition walls and interior windows to divide different uses, such as the fitness room and leasing office.  



Now in its 38th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry, including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors. BALA is built on the principle that all great homes start with great design, no matter the cost or size.

Additional information about the BALA program can be found at The 2021 Winners Portfolio, featuring design trends and project photographs, will be available online immediately following the ceremony.