ADAC is thrilled to announce this year’s finalists for the 2023 Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards (SEDY). The 26 finalists represent the most creative and innovative minds in the business across the fields of residential design, contract design, and architecture. Entries were received from across the Southeast, spanning nine states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The featured finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of top industry professionals including VERANDA Editor-in-Chief Steele Marcoux, Ike Baker Velten founder John Ike and award-winning designer, Jean Liu, principal at Jean Liu Design, LLC.

The 2023 SEDY Awards return to ADAC’s spring market, DESIGN ADAC, co-sponsored by VERANDA, taking place April 18-20, where winners will be announced at a private awards gala on Thursday, April 20. Media are welcome to join ADAC and VERANDA to meet and celebrate the 2023 finalists at R HUGHES in Suite 320 at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 by RSVPing to

To see the complete list of 2023 finalists for Residential, Contract and Architecture, see the press release.

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