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CBI Design Professionals Shines Bright at 2023 BALA Awards!


We are thrilled to share some exciting news from CBI Design Professionals! At the prestigious 2023 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), our team walked away with top honors in not one, not two, but three distinguished categories!

The BALA Awards are a beacon of recognition in the world of architecture and design, celebrating outstanding creativity, craftsmanship, and vision. We are humbled and honored to have been acknowledged in the Specialty Project, Design Detail, and Historic Preservation/Restoration categories

In the Specialty Project category, CBI Design Professionals clinched the Platinum distinction for our exceptional focus on a single space dedicated to a specific function within a home. Our team poured boundless creativity and ingenuity into crafting a foyer space that redefines luxury living. From seamlessly integrating the character of a 100-year-old home to seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor elements, our foyer design invites nature into the living space while maintaining the timeless charm of the residence.

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Our commitment to preserving architectural heritage was recognized with the prestigious Silver award in the Historic Preservation/Restoration category. By meticulously honoring the character and integrity of historic structures, we breathed new life into a cherished architectural gem, ensuring its legacy endures for generations to come.

birmingham mi, dedicated, commitment, birmingham, oakland county, personalized service, authentic period detailsFurthermore, our dedication to flawless craftsmanship and attention to detail earned us the Gold award in the Design Detail category. Our expertise in architectural detailing was showcased through the exquisite ceiling design in a luxury condominium foyer. With a suspended groin vault ceiling, we aimed to create a captivating entryway that exudes sophistication and charm, setting a new standard for architectural elegance.

“We are immensely proud to receive these prestigious awards from the Best in American Living Awards 2023. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and talent of our exceptional team. At CBI Design Professionals and Integrated Architectural Interiors, we strive to push the boundaries of architectural excellence while honoring the rich heritage of our past. These awards inspire us to continue delivering exceptional design solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations and enrich the communities we serve.” – Robert Clarke, Co-Founder and President

At CBI Design Professionals, we are committed to shaping environments that inspire and endure. With a diverse portfolio spanning residential, commercial, and institutional projects, we remain at the forefront of architectural innovation and excellence. As we look ahead, we are excited to continue our journey of creating spaces that elevate experiences and leave a lasting legacy.

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CBI: Gold Award Winner

2022 Best in American Living Gold Award Winner


CBI Design Professionals is the most recent recipient of the BALA 2022 One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (2,001–3,000 sq.ft.) Gold award. BALA is the premier awards program that spotlights the best residential designs in the building industry. The awards were presented during the recent International Builders Show.

Luxury residential design is a specialty of CBI Design Professionals. The newly built home that earned this group such a prestigious award is on the shores of Lake Leelanau and features wrap-around porches, a hidden boat house, a private hot tub terrace, and more. 

The design of the lake house architecture is intentionally meant to pay homage to bygone eras where traditional wood detailing was a feature in and of itself. Every room in the award-winning home has a view of the water but still affords plenty of privacy as well. 

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Designed to complement the local cottage vernacular, the lakeside home is an idyllic representation of CBI Design Professionals’ commitment to respecting local character while simultaneously achieving customized functional appeal.

As elite custom residential architects, CBI Design Professionals insisted on using locally sourced materials, including wood materials and stone, whenever possible for the project. 

These materials are also part of the historical vernacular of homes along Lake Leelanau. The natural, local materials add to the home’s charm and its ability to nestle right into its surroundings. The builder for the project was Burkholder Construction.

CBI Design Professionals was founded by Robert Clarke, who serves as the company president. Established in 1989, the firm has managed elite projects that include residential, educational, commercial, and religious properties. 

Along with the 2022 One-of-a-Kind Custom Home Gold BALA Award and dozens of others, a few of the additional recent awards earned by CBI Design Professionals include 3rd place in the Large Remodel category, 3rd place for the Addition Project category, and 3rd place for the Historic Renovation Restoration category for the Detroit Design Awards.


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Detroit Home Design Awards

On March 24, 2015, we attended the 11th Annual Detroit Home Magazine Design Awards and are proud to announce we won six awards! Listed below are the project statements, pictures of the awards, and images of the corresponding award winning projects!
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