SIXTH Annual "5 Under 40" Award Winners Announced

Up-and-Coming New England-Based Design Professionals Recognized as Hot Talent to Watch

Boston, MA (April 17, 2015)–New England Home is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the sixth annual "5 Under 40" Awards.

The "5 Under 40" Awards program recognizes the hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England, in the areas of architecture, interiors, specialty design (including furniture, textiles, lighting, accessories, and other home products), and landscape design.

This year's winners are:

Corey Papadopoli, Elliot + Elliot Architecture (Blue Hill, Maine – Architecture

Josh Linder, Evolve Residential (Boston, Mass.) – Interior Design

Troy Sober, Gregory Lombardi Design (Cambridge, Mass.) Landscape Design

Adam Rogers, Thos. Moser (Auburn, Maine) Specialty Design

Kate Sterling, AKDO Intertrade (Bridgeport, Conn.) Specialty Design

As Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home, notes, "This year's group is another wonderful example of just how much design talent we have in the New England region. Recognizing these young professionals and introducing their gifts and achievements to our readers is a critical part of our mission to promote great home design. We expect to see more and more great things from these five individuals over the coming years."

The slate of winners for 2015 was selected by a committee of professionals representing diverse facets of the New England design community, including Joe Kennard of Joseph Kennard Architects (Boston, Mass.); Liz Caan of Liz Caan Interiors (Newton, Mass.); Greg Bilowz of Bilowz Associates (Sterling, Mass.); Natalie van Dijk Carpenter of Lekker (Boston, Mass.); and Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home magazine.

The winners will be recognized at a celebratory awards party on Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Boston.

Kathy Bush-Dutton, publisher of New England Home, observes, "We are so excited to have five individuals who have produced such inspiring and innovative work! One really interesting fact about this group is that three of them work for a firm where the principal is a member of the New England Design Hall of Fame. This group represents a sort of legacy in the New England design community that will be very interesting to watch in the coming years."

Each winner will design a custom rug to be hand-woven in the Nepal-based workshops of presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, creating a direct connection between designer and weaver. The completed rugs will be auctioned off at the September 10 celebration honoring the winners, with proceeds to benefit the Cambridge-based charity, Barakat. Barakat works in South and Central Asia to strengthen the fundamental human right to education -- particularly for women and children‚Äîby providing exemplary basic education, increasing access to higher education, and advancing literacy. For more information on Barakat, visit

About "5 Under 40"

Begun in 2010, New England Home's "5 Under 40" awards spotlight the hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England, including architecture, interiors, specialty design (including furniture, textiles, lighting, accessories, and other home products), and landscape design. Selected by an all-star committee of regional design leaders, "5 Under 40" winners are the people to watch, producing some of the most beautiful and innovative work available today. For more information visit

About New England Home

Published bimonthly, New England Home magazine is the preeminent authority on fine architecture and interior design in New England. As the essential companion for those who have the passion and resources to make their dream home a reality, New England Home is focused exclusively on the luxury homeowner. Companion products and programs include New England Home Cape & Islands, New England Home Connecticut, the New England Design Hall of Fame, and the "5 Under 40" awards. Online content can be found at and

About Presenting Sponsor Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting

Landry & Arcari offers the largest selection of hand-woven rugs in New England and a fine array of broadloom carpeting. The company, founded in 1938, has showrooms in Boston's Back Bay and in Framingham and Salem, Massachusetts. As part of its mission, Landry & Arcari empowers their clients and designers to create beautiful rugs, which are then woven in the company's overseas workshops. Landry & Arcari is committed to providing the finest rugs and carpeting, while treating its customers to the best service possible.

Additional Sponsors of 2015 "5 Under 40":

Back Bay Shutter Co. Inc.,Woodmeister Master Builders, Hutker Architects, Herrick & White Architectural Millwork, and Mohawk Industries / Karastan Fine Carpets & Rugs

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