Builder’s Choice Design Awards
The Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards serve as a leading barometer of the latest trends and influences in architecture, design, and community planning across the nation. To drum up interest among advertisers for the special issue of BUILDER magazine that showcases the awards, the magazine had relied on an oversized PowerPoint presentation to showcase past winners. File size had surpassed 380MB at the time they approached me for a possible solution.
Using Flash and XML to load the award winners and galleries of their projects, I was able to offer a solution that avoided the bulkiness of having to burn DVD’s with the presentation, cutting down on media costs, mailing costs and time. It became a mini-site, easily accessible and clocking at under 8MB for the entire awards site.