Awards and Honors

"You can take pride in knowing that you are working with one of the top professional building designers in the nation."

Ms. Bobbi Currie - Director of Operations, AIBD

 

2016

Best Custom Waterfront Home $1 Million + award

13th Annual Lake Norman Homebuilders ‘Best of the Lake’ Design Competition

2015

GRAND ARDA award for ‘Green Design’ at the AIBD National
Design competition in Providence, Rhode Island

GRAND ARDA award for ‘Outdoor Living’ at the AIBD National
Design competition in Providence, Rhode Island

Lake Norman CURRENTS magazine Cover and 7 page feature article
on the award-winning ‘Outdoor Living’ project

2014

Best New Home Construction in the 'Best of the Lake Design Competition'
from the Lake Norman Home Builders Association

American Residential Design Awards 2014 – Second Place award for ‘Outdoor Living’

2013

"Environmental Leadership Award" for significant achievements, from the Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council, Charlotte, NC - 8th annual Women of Distinction Event

"AIBD, North Carolina Society" – NC’s Finest in Residential Design:
Best of Show – Gold Award Custom Home
Gold Award – Custom Home 3000-5000 sq.ft.
Gold Award – Conceptual / Published Plan
Honorable Mention – Custom Home Under 3000 sq.ft.

2012

Lake Norman Magazine features lake home renovation project 

2011

Natural Home magazine, July / August issue, feature of Pippin-Stearns Green Home

2009

 The Mecklenburg Times - "2009 Most Influential Women Award" 

The Charlotte Mayoral Proclamation Award - for "Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Green Building Industry"

2008

Lake Norman Homebuilders Association 'Best of the Lake' Design Competition - First Place Award for "Best Green Home Renovation"

Lake Norman Homebuilders Association 'Best of the Lake' Design Competition - Second Place
Award for "Whole House Renovation" 

North Carolina Home Builders Association - Star Awards to Pippin Home Designs, Inc. for 
'2008 Best Special Project-Green Renovation'

Pippin has cover and feature story in House Trends September 2008, 'Let There Be Light'

Pippin has feature in The Lake Magazine Summer 2008, 
'Green Building - New Guidelines means all Systems Go'

NAHB Productions Group recently filmed a Green Consumer How-To video at our Green Home and Studio, called "Connecting The Dots".

Team Ecoist, the Project Live Green Team, has Green educational video produced for the Hugh Downs National Environmental Report, to be featured on PBS stations this fall.

Pippin has cover story and feature in Smart HomeOwner magazine January 2008, in article on 'Innovative Homes'.

Pippin has feature in Charlotte Business Journal, March 28, 2008 on 'Energy Costs, upkeep put pressure on size of homes'.

Pippin featured in Todays' Charlotte Woman magazine, April issue on 'Tour an Earth Friendly Home'.

Charlotte Business Journal and USGBC award Jennifer B. Pippin, AIBD and her firm, Pippin Home Designs, Inc. with 3 prestigious Green Awards for: Green Advocate of the Year, Green For-Profit Business of the Year and Green Residential Remodeling Project of the year.

Pippin Home Designs, Inc. opens home and studio for public tours in 2008, starting with March 28th Open House Vendor appreciation tour and April 23rd, with the LNHBA Green Building Council tour. 

Pippin Home Designs, Inc. opens home and studio for public tours July 11-13 and 18-20th with proceeds benefiting Our Towns Habitat for Humanity 2009 Women Build project.

2007

Pippin featured in Spring Issue of AIBD's Design Line magazine in an article 'A Green Philosophy".

WCNC TV features a local Green home, the Nemechek residence, in an interview with Jenny Pippin, live on site February 2007, 'Interest In Green Homes is Growing'.

Pippin is Featured in Premier Issue of North Carolina Signature magazine, Spring 2007, in 'Building a Future'.

Pippin featured in Lincoln Times News June 6, 2007, 'Going Green the way to go with house remodeling', in June 13th issue on 'Whoever said, "It isn't easy being green"', and June 20th, 'Even if lacking resources, homeowners can go Green'.

Cover and feature story in Lake Norman Woman magazine, July issue 2007, 
'Living the Green Life'.

WSOC TV features a local Green home, the Nemechek residence, in an interview with Jenny Pippin, live on site February 2007, 'Interest In Green Homes is Growing'.

Pippin Home Designs, Inc., June 1, 2007, Residential Design and Build magazine, feature for 'Lakefront Challenge'.

Pippin recognized in the Lake Norman Times for heading the Architectural Review Board for Joy's Serenity Point subdivision, August 2007.

Urban Home magazine features Pippin Home Designs, Inc. in Fall 2007 issue in article on 'Design that comes Naturally'.

Pippin has special feature the Charlotte Business Journal's 'Live Green' publication, in October 2007.

Pippin participates in the NC Sustainable Energy Associations' annual Green and Solar Home Tour, with her new Green Home and Studio, under construction, open to the public in October 2007.

Pippin featured in Natural Awakenings magazine, October 2007, in an article on 'Green Building, Trend Emerging in Charlotte'.

'Dream Homes Carolinas, coffee table book, features Pippin Home Designs, Fall 2007.

Pippin's Home and Studio featured in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 15th, 2007 in 'Leap into Green'.

2006

Honorary Aurora Award for an Italinate Style Home designed for the 2006 Concept Awards held at the Southeastern Builders' Show

Pippin featured in House Plan Marketing Association newsletter for the award-winning design, The Hartwell

Pippin recognized in the Lake Norman Times for heading the Architectural Review Board for Wright's Emerald Cove subdivision

Contributor for two articles in the May issue of Lake Norman MagazineStarting Point for Start-ups and Soaked in Luxury, a bathroom trends article. Trends article also featured photography from several of Pippin's custom designs

Featured on March episode of Desperate Design television show. This episode featured Jenny's personal renovation project, incorporating Green Building

Third Place, Historical Style,  2006 National "On the Boards" Competition sponsored by the House Plan Marketing Association

Featured on January episode of Desperate Design television show 

2005

Featured in Big Ideas Column in the Charlotte Business Journal - December 9th, Print Edition

Featured in the Lincoln Times News Business Section

First Place, Custom New Homes 4,000-5,000 square feet, 2005 Best of the Lake Competition

Jennifer B. Pippin and Pippin Home Designs, Inc. Featured on Two Episodes of Desperate Design Television Show

Contributed to Fall 2005 Bath Report in National Trade Publication, Kitchen & Bath Design News - November 2005


2004

Special recognition of Jennifer B. Pippin's recent awards in Fall issue of Today's Custom Home magazine

Featured on cover of Lake Norman Time's Lake Home section for the renovation of historic Cornelius location to become new offices of Pippin Home Designs, Inc.

Charlotte Business Journal's Top 25 Women in Business Achievement Award recipient

Jennifer B. Pippin featured in June Today's Charlotte Woman for her recent award

Profile of Jennifer B. Pippin appeared in Charlotte edition of Skirt magazine in 
June for her recent award

2004 Woman Business Owner of the Year, Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Johnson residence featured in Design Build Business magazine

Custom-designed residence of Jay and Roseann Zinn featured on cover of Charlotte Home magazine and in Today's Custom Home magazine

2003

First Place, 2003 AIBD & Garlinghouse Design Competition for custom luxury home design of Campbell Residence in Lake Norman, NC

Participated in the 2003 Cystic Fibrosis Guys & Dolls Bachelors & Bachelorettes Auction to raise funds for the charitable cause.

Debut of consumer guide to home building highlighted in January issue of the national publication, Luxury Home Builder.

2002

Featured in Winter Issue of Today’s Custom Home Magazine, "More Than A Pit Stop- Renovation Creates Privacy and Personality".

Featured in December issue of Charlotte Business Journal’s Luxury Living magazine. Article highlighted design of the entertainer’s home of Jimmy Johnson, an executive with Hendrick Motorsports, and his wife, Pris.

Released consumer guide to home building, "Dream Home- An Insider’s Guide", in cooperation with Spivey Construction Company, Inc.

Profiled on cover of June 14 issue of Charlotte Business Journal

Featured in Summer issue of Today’s Custom Home Magazine, "Homes With A View – Plans Capitalize on Spectacular Lots" 

2001

Featured in the December issue of the national publication, Kitchen & Bath Design News. Article featured the custom table designed to replicate a booth that racecar driver Chad Little and his wife Donna had their first date in. 

Judge, The Annual Charlotte HBA Parade of Homes

Featured in September/October edition of Century 21 House & Home Magazine

New England Style on Lake Norman - Gaynor-Baird Renovation

Summer 2001 featured in Today's Custom Home Magazine

"The House That Teamwork Built - Nascar driver's home offers a more leisurely pace"

2000

AIBD Charter Member Award

Chrysallis Award - New England Style on Lake Norman Gaynor-Baird Home

Featured article "Design Trends" in Design/Build Magazine

1999

Distinguished Service Award, AIBD 49th Annual Convention, Asheville, NC
(for service as Chair of the President's Council for 4 years)

Licensed as a NC General Contractor.

1998

Distinguished Service Award, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) 

1997

First Place, Mid-Atlantic AIBD Regional Competition 

Designers' Choice Award, Mid-Atlantic AIBD Regional Competition 

First Place, 47th Annual AIBD/Homestyles National Design Competition San Francisco, CA 

Honor Award, 47th Annual AIBD/Homestyles National Design Competition San Francisco, CA 

Judge, 11th Annual Wilmington/Cape Fear Homebuilders' Association Parade of Homes 

Featured in Home section of Charlotte Observer - "The Wright Style: Award winning lake house inspired by renowned architect" 

1995

Designers' Choice, Unbuilt Category: American Institute of Building Design 

Designers' Choice Award, AIBD North Carolina, Annual Design Competition, Asheville, NC 

Judge, 45th Annual National AIBD/Homestyles Design Competition, Charleston, SC 

Judge, 9th Annual Wilmington/Cape Fear Homebuilders' Association Parade of Homes 

1994

2nd Place, Custom Luxury Homes Category for "Ann's Riverview Dream" Atlanta, GA. - 44th Annual National AIBD/Homestyles Design Competition Maui, Hawaii 

Judge, 8th Annual Wilmington/Cape Fear Homebuilders' Association Parade of Homes 

1993

3rd Place, Buiders' Model Category (3251 sq. ft. & above) for "Street of Dreams" home - 43rd Annual National AIBD/Homestyles Design Competition Scottsdale, AZ 

2nd Place, Unbuilt Design Category for "Mountain House" - 43rd Annual National AIBD/Homestyles Design Competition Scottsdale, AZ 

Judge, Mecklenburg County Homebuilders' Association Remodelers' Council "Excellence in Remodeling" contest Charlotte, NC 

Contracted with first NASCAR affiliated clients, from which a thriving clientele has developed through consistent referrals

1992

1st Place, Best Home Design "Street of Dreams" Home Tour at The Peninsula of Lake Norman - Cornelius, NC

Best of Show, Professional Award "Street of Dreams" Home Tour at The Peninsula of Lake Norman - Cornelius, NC

2nd Place & 2 Public Choice Awards "Street of Dreams" Home Tour at The Peninsula of Lake Norman - Cornelius, NC

AIBD Special Recognition Award for "Outstanding Achievement for the good of the society.

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