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Updated: Feb 6, 2023

This year we are thrilled to announce the winners

of the 4th annual gingerbread competition for Make - A - Wish Connecticut!

The Wising Place in Trumbull invited us for a tour of Friday night and it really underscored how important this is. We are so honored to continue to support this amazing agency, thank you for hosting us Kim and Christina,

and a special thank you to Victoria!

In First Place!

Babbidge Construction, "Winter Wonder Entertainment"

Babbidge Construction entered this year’s competition with a very clever themed design. They built a wrestling arena featuring WWE superstar John Cena, who holds the Guinness World Record for granting the most wishes thru the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Babbidge generously offered to donate one dollar for every vote that their entry received. Due to their record-breaking total of 5,028 votes, we were able to present Make - A - Wish a check for $15,028.00, surpassing all of the previous year’s competitions! We are so grateful to Babbidge Construction for helping to make dreams come true.

In second place:

Whiting Turner, "Smith Group"

In Third Place:

Whiting Turner, "McFadden Group"

In Fourth Place:

M Squared Architecture, "Adaptive ReSeuss"

In Fifth Place;

Yale University Capitol Projects North Team, "Northern Lights"

In Sixth Place,

Sprinkles of Faith Soaps, "Christmas in the Encanto House"

And this year's Wish Kid Choice Award goes to.......

Richard Turlington Architects, Inc., "Winter Wonderland"

In addition to these winners, Make – A – Wish implemented a Wish Kid's Choice Award this year. Wish Kid, Victoria, had the honor of choosing her favorite entry. And as much as it may seem that her selection was rigged, we promise it was not! Victoria expressed that her selection was inspired by all that her mom does for Christmas around their home, which includes making gingerbread houses.

Thank you Victoria!!

All of us at Richard Turlington Architects want to express our sincere appreciation for every individual, company and family that submitted an entry, gave a donation and showed their support for this years event. Without you, this would not be possible.

Babbidge Construction Company, Inc.

Alex Babbidge

Aurora Spahiu

Carlos Avila

Kate Bowman

Kanu Maheshwari

Jezelle Gordon

Terry Culmone

Matt DiGiovanni

Steve Lovello

Kevin Levesque

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

"Smith Group" Todd Werner

"McFadden Group" Chris McFadden

BVH Integrated Services

Maria Loitz

Consigli Construction

Ed Olaff

Fairhaven Furniture, LLC

Hurley Group Property Management, LLC

Strong Cohen, LLC

Towers | Golde, LLC

James Barnes

Jay Bright

Jennifer and Joshua Howarth

Kathy, Aliah, Faith, Ramil and Lilly Ortega

Lion's Head Cost Consultants, Inc.

Lee Anne

Liz Tullo

M Squared Architecture PLLC

Mark Matuska

Melissa Matuska

PAC Group, LLC

Felice Axelrod

Pat Munger Construction Co.

Olivia Lahner

Pelli Clark Pelli

Dave Coon

Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc.

Deborah Lukan

Adrienne Nelson

Erick Back

Javiera Hayden

Andrew Swartzell

Point One Architects & Planners

Kelsy Janus

Greg Nucci

Rick Stuab

Sabrina Foulke

Alexa Ashton

Greg Echtman

Christon Diloreto

Yale University of Office of Facilities

Sheri and Richard Miller

Jordon Targer

Jake Periott

Brett Miller

Lynne Gotopulos


Christi Day

Peter Majewski

Bryan D'Orlando

Justin Pezzeolsi

Jennifer Gonzalez

Tecton Architects, PC

Katelyn Carlson

We also want to thank the local businesses for generously providing all of the prizes for this year’s winners in the 4th annual gingerbread competition!

Capture Salon

Melt Chocolatier

Jack's Steakhouse

Elm City Social

Hull’s Art Supply and Framing

Bark and Vine

The Trinity Bar

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

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