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EYA honored with 2016 Marvin Hall of Fame Award

September 15, 2016 | by EYA

EYA is the recipient of the 2016 Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame Award for Design Excellence by the editors of Builder Magazine. 

The annual award is presented exclusively to one U.S. home builder and two architectural firms who have made significant contributions to the nation’s residential housing industry. EYA President and Co-Founder Bob Youngentob accepted the award on September 15, 2016.

Sponsored by BUILDER Magazine, honorees of this award include builders across the country who are raising the bar for the housing industry through innovative building practices and who demonstrate a commitment to environmentally-friendly construction and design excellence. The award celebrates how great design enhances the local landscape, enriches the lives of the residents and influences the work of others.

For the past 25 years, EYA has been at the forefront of smart growth development and is a leading residential infill developer. The company has embodied the spirit of walkable urban development for over two decades and has created over 40 sustainable neighborhoods close to existing transportation, employment, and entertainment. EYA’s award winning architecture focuses on sophisticated, neighborhood-appropriate design that enhance the DC metro region’s diverse communities.

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EYA Recognized as National Leader in Walkable Urban Development

July 21, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Every year, Smart Growth America presents the LOCUS Leadership Awards to developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership, smart growth development and furthering the mission of advocating for sustainable, walkable urban development.

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Grosvenor Heights Receives National Award

July 08, 2016 | by EYA Homes

The Golden Nugget Awards honor projects which improve our communities through excellence in design, planning and development. We are thrilled to announce that Grosvenor Heights received an Award of Merit in the Sustainable Residential Community category. This category highlights projects excelling in energy efficiency, conservation of natural resources and sustainable building practices.

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EYA: The Washington Post's #5 Top Places to Work 2014

June 27, 2014 | by EYA Homes

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The Washington Post’s 2014 Top Workplaces have been released, and EYA is one of them! We ranked #5 out of the 80 small companies (50-150 employees) included on the list. The article mentions that our “employees enjoy a fun atmosphere” and commends our “charitable foundation, the EYA foundation” for its great contributions to the communities where we build. We would also like to congratulate our investment partners, JBG, for ranking #1 as the best large company to work for in the area!

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EYA is Again Named "Best Residential Builder"

April 28, 2014 | by EYA Homes

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For the second time in a row, EYA has been voted Best Residential Builder in Washington City Paper's Reader's Poll.

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Old Town's Winning Coffee & Wine Shop

July 14, 2011 | by EYA Pugrant

After recently perusing through Washingtonian’s “Best Of” list (see some of Alexandria’s local winners), we noticed that Grape + Bean, a wine and coffee combo shop just a half block off King Street in Old Town Alexandria, made the Best Coffee House list this year and we wanted to check it out for ourselves.

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EYA's Capitol Quarter Community Named "Best Real Estate Deal"

April 29, 2011 | by EYA Homes
Washington's leading business publication, Washington Business Journal, just named EYA's Capitol Quarter DC townhome community one of the area's Best Real Estate Deals 2010 in the Community Impact category.

Five prestigious judges reviewed over 130 nominations in the 14th Annual competition, in which real estate deal makers are honored for their contributions to the industry.

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EYA's Capitol Quarter Neighborhood Voted "Best Residential Development"

March 24, 2011 | by EYA Homes

For two years in a row, City Paper readers named Capitol Quarter DC's Best Designed Residential Development! EYA was also voted second place in the Best Builder category. View all the categories at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofdc/.

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EYA's Frank Connors Named CFO of the Year

December 13, 2010 | by EYA Homes

Washington Business Journal selected EYA's founding partner and senior vice president, Frank Connors, as Chief Financial Officer of the Year in the real estate category.

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EYA's Capitol Quarter Townhome Community Honored by ULI

November 19, 2010 | by EYA Homes

The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Terwilliger Center selected EYA's Capitol Quarter New Townhome Community in Washington, DC for recognition in their annual Jack Kemp Models of Excellence Workforce Housing Award.

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