HOBI (Home Building Industry Award) 2013 Award for Design Excellence

Tuesday November 12, 2013, a record 700 home building industry professionals attended the 20th annual HOBI Awards dinner held at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut, the HOBI Awards is the state’s most prestigious housing industry program, recognizing excellence in new construction, land development, remodeling, sales and marketing, and home financing. Winners are selected by a panel of HOBI Judges with expertise in various aspects of home building.


Innovation in Design Award: Architecture


"By working around established oak trees and using the existing footprint, the architect created a new home that soars into the tree tops"

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Innovation In Design Award: Kitchens


"Cathedral ceilings and seamless cabinetry complement this kitchen's river view"

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nautilus 200th Design Project Completed: The Hinckley

200th Design Project Completed: The Hinckley

nautilus 100th Design Project Completed: The Gillie

100th Design Project Completed: The Gillie

The Offbeat Angler gets published.


Christopher Arelt, AIA is also co-author and illustrator of The Offbeat Angler, a collection of lively and often hilarious tales culled from a lifelong pursuit of all things finned.

Yale University.


Christopher received a Master's Degree from Yale University.

Duke University


Christopher received a Bachelor's Degree and in 1985 a Masters, Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University.

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Christohper is appointed Board Member of the Shoreline Arts Alliance