Friday, March 20, 2015

Todd A. Smith DC Architectural Photographs Honored with National Design Award

For the sixth time in six months, photographs by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith have illustrated a prestigious award for his clients, this time a national award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the Bozzuto Construction Company project Monroe Street Market in Washington, D.C.

The platinum award given by NAHB in their 2014 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) program went for the Infill Community category because Monroe Street Market is a $225 million plus project reflecting the transformation of five blighted city blocks in Washington, DC into a walkable mixed-use town center, active 24/7 with housing, ground floor retail, artist studio space and a freestanding community arts building.   

The Monroe Street Market development photographed by Todd A. Smith  was planned by the project team of architects KTGY Group, Inc/Torti Gallas & Partners Inc/ Maurice Walters Architect, builder Bozzuto Construction Company and land planner Torti Gallas & Partners Inc.  There are three distinct and different-looking buildings in the development that cater to different budgets, interests, ages and lifestyle expectations and the structures look like they have always been there.

“The Best in American Living Awards are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in residential home design,” says 2014 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore.  The award was announced during the recent annual NAHB International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas.

Todd A. Smith Photography, LLC is located in Alexandria, VA and specializes in high quality photographs of residential and commercial interiors, exteriors and scale models for builders, developers, remodelers, interior designers, architects and hotels to use for advertising.

Monroe Street Market's Portland Flats building at dusk
by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith

Monroe Street Market's Brookland Works lobby interior
by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith

Monroe Street Market's Cornerstone community room interior
 by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit to see examples of his architectural photography.