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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Fisher

Palos Residence is FINALIST in 2023 ICF Builder Awards

The Palos Residence in Santa Clarita, CA, was recently recognized as one of the most innovative Small Residential projects in North America. The honor was presented as part of the ICF Builder Awards, an international competition designed to showcase the advantages of building with Insulated Concrete Forms, commonly called ICFs.

The Palos Residence was named 2nd Runner-Up in the Small Residential division. The presentation, witnessed by hundreds of construction professionals, took place at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 18, 2023.

The ICF Builder Awards are given annually to projects that demonstrate outstanding innovation, quality, and craftsmanship in ICF construction. “The variety and scale of projects being built with ICFs is truly astounding,” said Vanessa Salvia, editorial director of ICF Builder Magazine and one of the organizers and judges of the competition. “It’s time these outstanding projects received recognition, and we feel privileged to take a leading role in that. These projects truly represent the best of the best.”

The Palos Residence was built using the Fox Blocks brand ICF system. In presenting the award, judges cited the complexity of the design, the striking architecture, and the challenges the construction team overcame to set a new standard for the entire ICF industry.

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Photographs and profiles of all the winning projects can be viewed on the ICF Builder Awards website,


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