Home Theater Awards

THANK YOU to all of the entrants for helping make the contest a success.

CONGRATS to our winners below. Look for the winning projects to be featured in the Spring Issue of Technology Designer Magazine.

Best Media Room Under $50K
Chase Mosman of Integration Controls, Project: Contemporary Media Space

Best Media Room Over $50K
Scott Allen of Innovative Sight & Sound, Project: Garey Residence

Best Theater Room Under $100K
Matt Emmi of One Button, Project: Minimal Theater

Best Theater Room Over $100K
Lee Kirby-Smith of Gramophone, Project: Stargate Theater

About the judges:

Douglas Weinstein – Editor of Technology Designer Magazine and the Technology Insider Group. Doug was also the co-founder and executive director of The Elf Foundation, a non-profit organization that created over 90 Room of Magic entertainment theaters in Children’s Hospitals across North America.

Nathan Kipnis FAIA – Founder Principal at Kipnis Architecture Planning in Evanston, I Land Boulder, CO and co founder of NextHaus Alliance, a team of Chicago area design and build firms committed to incorporating sustainability and resilient design in their residential projects Nathan is the immediate past co chair of AIA’s 2030 Commitment working committee.

Elizabeth Goldfeder – Elizabeth started high-end framing studio GK Framing Group in New York City in the 1980s where she quickly emerged as a leader in the care, preservation and presentation of fine art. In 2013 she started sister-company Reflectel, the Ultimate Mirror TV.

David Warfel – David Warfel is a lighting designer, educator, and founder and Chief Evangelist of Light for LightCanHelpYou.com. His designs have played Carnegie Hall, floated on multiple cruise ships, and warmed homes from coast to coast. David’s company enables technology designers and integrators to provide expert lighting design services that enhance indoor and outdoor spaces.

Kristin Bramer – With a degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Masters Degree from San Jose State, CA, and an Interior Design Certificate from Sheffield School of New York, Kristin is focused on design as well as real estate at 8z Realtor, specializing in helping sellers prepare their homes to appeal to the most buyers for the best price and helping to identify and achieve all the potentials and possibilities in the home.

Entries accepted between:

11/18/19 – 2/15/20

There are four categories, with one winner per category:

– Media room under $50K
– Media room over $50K
– Theater room under $100K
– Theater room over $100K

Who is eligible:

Any approved Sony Custom Installer, or integration specialist.


Choice of a Sony VPL-VW695ES 4K HDR Projector or $5,000 cash. Winning installations will be photographed by and featured in Technology Designer Magazine.

How to enter:

Send us 2–5 photos of your home theater installations that include Sony Home Projectors using the form below. Short Installation Story Summary and Complete Equipment List must be included with each submission.

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