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And the winner is...

Before we get to the exciting part...

Richard Turlington Architects is honored to continue to offer this amazing annual fundraiser with our 5th Annual Gingerbread Competition supporting Make - A - Wish Connecticut.

This year we raised $10,100! That is one whole wish!

In 5 the years since we created this amazing and creative fundraiser , RTA has raised over $45,000--a number we intend to keep growing in years to come!

Wish kid and her sister, Pam Keough, CEO of Make A Wish Connecticut (back center),

Christina Alt, Senior Community Development Manager at MAW (back right),

and Avery Turlington, Chief of Operations at Richard Turlington Architects.

And now...we're thrilled to announce the winners

of the 5th annual Make-A-Wish Connecticut Gingerbread Competition!

1st Place!

Barbie Dream World

Richard Turlington Architects

2023's blockbuster Barbie movie provided plenty of inspiration for RTA to create this perfectly pink dreamworld. The team supplemented their materials with pink foam core which, while pretty, was not the easiest to work with (a lesson learned for next year!). They enjoyed sampling all the pink candies before deeming them worthy of the sweet design, and they braved many afternoons spent spray-painting the creation to achieve just the right shades of pink.

2nd Place

Air Strip

Whiting Turner

3rd Place

Lighting of the Tree

SPAcialty Group

4th Place

"Up, Up, and Icing Away"

QA+M Architecture

5th Place

Home Alone


6th Place

Cookie Masters


This year's Wish Kid Choice Award goes to...

QA+M Architecture with their Up, Up & Away submission.

Make - A - Wish Connecticut's Wish Kid's Choice was easy because, Up, is her favorite movie and this gingerbread house made her smile and made her heart warm!

Everyone at Richard Turlington Architects wants to express our sincere appreciation for every individual, company, and family that submitted an entry, gave a donation, and showed their support for this year's event. Without you, this would not be possible.


Andrew Kerschner, Raju Patel, Nicole Prete, Dan Noonan, Chris Palmese, Nicole Martocchio, Shani Jackson, Peter Gerardi, Michelle Zipperstein, Marlene Berrios, Belinda Brown, Seth Stevens, Jack Riggott, & Hector Gonzalez


 Silver Petrucelli + Associates

Brian Varano, Max Jaekle, Mike Greco, Deon Broomfield, Eric Cantar, & Jennifer Lipset


QA+M Architecture

Rosa, Jomar, Tanner Retell, Daniel Lopez, Mariana Oliveira, & Hillary Kossou



CJ Seniff, Jay Staback, Mary Fraser, Amy Luntta, Shannon Taylor, & Jake Matteau


Svigals + Partners

Carly McDougall, Steven Hansen, Cheryl Hart, John Schenck, Todd Conant, Katherine Berger, Alex Tow, & John Caporaso


PAC Group

Melissa Childs

Felice Axelrod


Jay Bright

Peter Vieira & family


Tecton Architects


Barnum Financial


Cindy Lewis

Cheryl Genier, & Wish Kid Parker Therriault 


TLB Architecture

Gray Organschi Architects


Trillium Architects

Seneca Gray

David Moore

Darrell Soho

Dave Reilly

Patrick Mulcahey

Kevin Ligos

Megan Loucas

Duncan Fox

Jackson Wherli


Point One Architects

Greg Nucci 

Rick Stuab

Sabrina Foulke 

Alexa Ashton

Greg Echtman

Kelsy Janus 

Kristen Diloreto

Mark Davis


The Hurley Group


Viking Construction

Pat Munger Construction Company Inc


AKF Group

Luke Mazzeo

Douglas Yim

Michael Graber

Devin DiCocco

Seth Cohen

Jason Sylvain

Caitlyn Angelini

Joe Macaluso

Mark Harrison

Alexander Ko

Team Frosting:

Michael Dooley

Joe Hidalgo

Lance Brown

Gianni DeSantis

Jeff Gutsfeld

Sik Fai Wong

Mark Rattenbury

Nicholas Grondin

Adam Chary

Vienna Chiu


Gina Calabro


Erin Spadavecchia

A special thank you also goes to the amazing businesses who donated prizes:

Jack’s Bar & Steakhouse

Melt Chocolatier

The Trinity Bar & Restaurant

Elm City Social

Hull’s Art Supply & Framing

Bark & Vine

Can't wait to see you all again next year to make even more wishes come true!

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