|By Marketwired .||
|September 25, 2012 11:08 AM EDT||
CABIN JOHN, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- When you consider all the homes built in the National Capitol region each year, what are the chances that a single home, hailing from a small town inside the Capitol Beltway and accessible by a one lane bridge, would beat every other home at the Great American Living Awards? On September 20th, 2012 the MacArthur model from Cabin John Crossing did just that, walking away with three awards, including the coveted 2012 Home of the Year.
OPaL is an artisanal builder based in Cabin John, MD. With a small team consisting of OPaL, LLC, Seattle-based architect GPS Designs and local interior merchandising firm P Four, OPaL bested all public and private builders from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and DC in three of the GALA Awards' most coveted categories:
- Home of the Year -- The MacArthur at Cabin John Crossing
- Best Architecture of Homes Priced Over $1M -- The MacArthur at Cabin John Crossing
- Award of Merit for Interior Merchandising -- The MacArthur at Cabin John Crossing
Last year OPaL's Clara Barton model won Awards of Merit in the Home of the Year and Best Architecture categories as well as a National award for architecture. This year the MacArthur won in both categories and is also nominated for the same National award. "We were thrilled to be recognized in those categories last year, so you can imagine how it feels to be singled out from all the other builders in the region as the outright winner of Home of the Year this year! We put so much of our heart into our homes. And to be recognized and affirmed by the building community in this way is truly an honor," says Sean Ruppert.
Ruppert has a history at the GALA Awards that reaches beyond last year. Twelve years ago in the same Tysons Corner banquet hall, he won Sales Person of the Year while he was working at EYA. Since then, he has founded his own development company, built 10 small communities in the DC area and won dozens of awards. "Our hallmark is finding small projects in amazing, close-in locations, then building a handful of uniquely designed, impeccably finished homes there," states Ruppert. "We steer away from the traditional, Colonial style architecture homebuyers are used to in the region and offer a product perfect for those whose sense of style leans towards the unconventional."
The highly awarded MacArthur model is no exception. Built along the C&O Canal Towpath in the Cabin John area of Bethesda, MD, the MacArthur is everything today's homebuyer seeks in a luxury home -- interiors that blend seamlessly with the outdoors, a main level unencumbered by walls and location, location, location.
Next stop for the MacArthur? The Home of the Year will represent the Mid-Atlantic region in Las Vegas in the National GALA Awards in February, 2012. The regional GALA Awards are presented by the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association.
Based in Cabin John, MD, OPaL is a local builder specializing in developing small, well-located, close-in communities. With over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and numerous awards, OPaL's extraordinary vision brings a whole new dimension to the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. The company builds only a handful of new townhomes and single-family homes each year, preferring quality, individuality and location over cookie-cutter appeal. All of the more than 120 homes built by OPaL since its inception are characterized by truly unique architecture, impeccable details and deep thought for the lifestyles of their owners. To learn more and to see the region's best website for a local builder, visit www.opaldc.com
To learn more about the Great American Living Awards, visit www.greatamericanlivingawards.com.
Contact Sean Ruppert at 301-577-3887 for more information about this release.
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2103415
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2103418
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2103421
The Internet of Things Maturity Model (IoTMM) is a qualitative method to gauge the growth and increasing impact of IoT capabilities in an IT environment from both a business and technology perspective. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan will first scan the IoT landscape and investigate the major challenges and barriers. The key areas of consideration are identified to get started with IoT journey. He will then pinpoint the need of a tool for effective IoT adoption and implementation, whic...
May. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,018
As cloud gives an opportunity to businesses to buy services externally – how is cloud impacting your customers? In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Fabio Gori, Director of Worldwide Cloud Marketing at Cisco, provided answers to big questions: Do you see hybrid cloud as where the world is going? What benefits does it bring? And how does Cisco connect all of these clouds? He also discussed Intercloud and Cisco’s investment on it.
May. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,026
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud, a provider of enterprise resource planning software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. B2cloud develops the software you need. They have the ideal tools to help you work with your clients. B2Cloud’s main solutions include AGIS – ERP, CLOHC, AGIS – Invoice, and IZUM
May. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,396
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
May. 4, 2015 11:22 AM EDT Reads: 306
A new definition of Big Data & the practical applications of the defined components & associated technical architecture models This presentation introduces a new definition of Big Data, along with the practical applications of the defined components and associated technical architecture models. In his session at Big Data Expo, Tony Shan will start with looking into the concept of Big Data and tracing back the first definition by Doug Laney, and then he will dive deep into the description of 3V...
May. 4, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,033
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immed...
May. 4, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,669
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch ...
May. 4, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,795
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on T...
May. 4, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,844
Enterprise IoT is an exciting and chaotic space with a lot of potential to transform how the enterprise resources are managed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Hari Srinivasan, Sr Product Manager at Cisco, will describe the challenges in enabling mass adoption of IoT, and share perspectives and insights on architectures/standards/protocols that are necessary to build a healthy ecosystem and lay the foundation to for a wide variety of exciting IoT use cases in the years to come.
May. 4, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,190
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Infrastructure & Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS) is a managed services provider of cloud computing solutions for the IBM Power Systems market. The company...
May. 4, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,019
So I guess we’ve officially entered a new era of lean and mean. I say this with the announcement of Ubuntu Snappy Core, “designed for lightweight cloud container hosts running Docker and for smart devices,” according to Canonical. “Snappy Ubuntu Core is the smallest Ubuntu available, designed for security and efficiency in devices or on the cloud.” This first version of Snappy Ubuntu Core features secure app containment and Docker 1.6 (1.5 in main release), is available on public clouds, ...
May. 4, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,158
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
May. 4, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 4,246
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
May. 4, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,285
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that a...
May. 4, 2015 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 4,356
It's time to put the "Thing" back in IoT. Whether it’s drones, robots, self-driving cars, ... There are multiple incredible examples of the power of IoT nowadays that are shadowed by announcements of yet another twist on statistics, databases, .... Sorry, I meant, Big Data(TM), tiered storage(TM), complex systems(TM), smart nations(TM), .... In his session at WebRTC Summit, Dr Alex Gouaillard, CTO and Co-Founder of Temasys, will discuss the concrete, cool, examples of IoT already happening tod...
May. 4, 2015 10:04 AM EDT Reads: 369