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Zonda Wins Five Jesse H. Neal Awards – Affirming Editorial Excellence Across Multiple Publications and Categories

May 02, 2024

The Awards Uphold Zonda’s Commitment to Outstanding Journalism and Design

Zonda publications have been esteemed with five Jesse H. Neal Awards for editorial excellence. The awards were bestowed at the Software & Information Industry Association’s 70th annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 26th in New York City. ARCHITECT and BUILDER magazines took home the trophies, with Zonda publications receiving 9 total nominations. The awards uphold a long-standing commitment to excellence for Zonda publications, which also won two Neal Awards and six Azbee Awards in 2023.

Paul Makovsky and Steve Ladurantaye pose with Neal Awards. Photo by Bruce Byers Photography

“The Zonda editorial teams do an excellent job of capturing what’s going on in the industries they cover,” said Steve Ladurantaye, newly promoted senior vice president of content and editor in chief of BUILDER magazine. “While the awards are a really nice way to acknowledge the quality of this work, it’s the team’s daily commitment to excellence that impresses me the most.”

Neal awards by magazine

    • Best Overall Art Direction – “A Case for Rewilding”
    • Best Art Direction for a Cover – “Building Community”
    • Best Climate Change Coverage – “A Case for Rewilding”
    • Best Overall Art Direction – “Managing the Opioid Crisis”
    • Best Profile Article – “Grounds for Growth”

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for ARCHITECT magazine’s dedication to covering the most pressing issues in climate change, sustainability, and building community,” says the magazine’s editor in chief Paul Makovsky. “The Neal Awards are great reminders of the value of our contributions as journalists.”

About the Jesse H. Neal Awards

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of American Business Media, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.

About Builder

BUILDER is the No. 1 resource—via its award-winning journalism and industry events—for anyone involved in new-home construction. Primarily focused on the single-family sector, BUILDER strives to help home builders manage their operations, large and small, more efficiently and profitably. Residential construction pros turn to BUILDER for housing-related news, market analysis, design trends, M&A deals, building product coverage, and more.

About Architect

ARCHITECT is the premier platform for industry news and building resources for architects and industry professionals. With 4.6 million engagements, Architect delivers the most cutting-edge news and insights while keeping a pulse on cultural and technology trends.  As the leading authority on the future of architecture and design, ARCHITECT showcases the most compelling leaders, opinion makers, and the next generation of architects and design professionals who are shaping the world of commercial, institutional and residential architecture into a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable place for all.

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