Brambleton’s Builders Recognized at NVBIA’s GALA Awards This Week

Posted October 10, 2018

GALA 2018 Awards

Miller & Smith Brambleton's AnnTrisha Ramrattan Sales Winner
Miller & Smith Brambleton’s AnnTrisha Ramrattan

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Brambleton’s team of builders won big this week at the Annual Northern Virginia Building Industry Association’s Great American Living Awards (GALA) awards.  Homebuilders Van Metre, Miller & Smith and Knutson were all recognized for architectural and design awards for their Brambleton model homes and Miller & Smith and Van Metre’s Brambleton sales team individuals were also recognized for high achievement this year.

Please see a list the awards listed below in addition to a press release shared by Knutson Companies announcing their awards:

Sales Achievement Million Dollar Club:
– Miller and Smith Downtown Brambleton’s AnnTrisha Ramrattan
– Miller and Smith Birchwood at Brambleton’s Catherine Taylor
– Miller and Smith West Park at Brambleton’s Eric Hansen

Outstanding Sales Person:
– Multi-Priced/Multi-Product in 2+ Communities – Van Metre’s Grace Strother

Interior Merchandising, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two’s, Back-to-Back Townhouses, Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo-Ownership

$500,001 – $600,000 The Parker at Downtown Brambleton Van Metre Homes /P Four
$600,001 – $700,000 The Rockland at Brambleton Town Center South Model Home Interiors /Knutson Companies
$600,001 – $700,000 Brambleton Town Center South-Rockland Model Model Home Interiors


Design and Architecture, Detached Home (on lots under 7,000 s.f.)

Aria Model at Brambleton West Park by Miller & Smith

$700,001 – $850,000 The Aria at Brambleton West Park Miller and Smith /W.C. Ralston Architects


Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two’s, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo-Ownership

$500,001 – $600,000

The Mayfair Brambleton Garden District

Miller and Smith /W.C. Ralston Architects

$600,001 – $700,000

The Rockland at Brambleton Town Center

Knutson Companies /Lessard Design

$700,001 – $850,000

The Belgrave at Brambleton Garden District

Miller and Smith /W.C. Ralston Architects

$700,001 – $850,000


Miller and Smith /W.C. Ralston Architects

Northern Virginia Homebuilder, Knutson Companies, Wins At The Annual 2018 Great American Living Awards

The annual Great American Living Awards ceremony honors only the best and the brightest in all areas of the Northern Virginia homebuilding industry, including development, architecture, sales, interior design and marketing. Once again this year, Knutson Companies took home three awards for their continued excellence in architecture, interior design and marketing.

Knutson companies accepting GALA 2018 AwardReceiving all three of the awards, luxury terrace townhome community, Brambleton Town Center was in the spotlight. The community’s Rockland model took home Best Design & Architecture and Best Interior Design and Merchandising for a home priced between $600,000 to $700,000. The community also received an Award of Merit for Best Community Brochure. The awards validate the company’s commitment to designing and building luxury homes in urban-style, walkable neighborhoods where homeowners can truly benefit from the difference.

“There is a company culture here that extends to every person we team with on our projects and I believe it is in that attention to detail, in everything we do, that allowed us to be honored,” says Don Knutson, President and Owner of Knutson Companies. “It shows in the breadth of the awards that we won, from the architecture to the interior design and marketing, and because of that I am so proud to be a part of this award-winning team.”

Knutson also is nearly sold out of Brambleton sister community, Downtown Brambleton, which offers luxury urban townhomes right down the street. This award-winning community also took home multiple design and architecture honors at last year’s GALA ceremony.

“It is incredibly humbling to be honored by our peers in the homebuilding industry who have such a deep knowledge, understanding and passion for what we do,” says Knutson. “Year-after-year, to receive these awards of excellence means not only are we being recognized for doing what we love, but it provides validation to our homeowners that they are receiving a top-quality home experience.”

The luxury terrace townhomes at Brambleton Town Center are now selling from $479,990 and the urban townhomes at Downtown Brambleton are priced from the upper $600s.

Founded in 2012, the Knutson Companies develop and build townhome, condominium and mixed-use communities within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and recreation. Everyone at the Knutson Companies is guided by being forthright with people, sharing in their excitement, and building each and every community like they were going to live there. Visit Knutson Companies at for updates on current and planned projects in and around the Washington, DC metro area.