Design vs. Build Wins 3 Telly Gold Awards in 2021



Design vs. Build recently won Telly gold awards in three categories for its latest episode featuring TheatreSquared, a community theatre in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Design vs. Build is a video series produced by Kebony North America that explores the design and build process on a project from multiple perspectives. Each episode focuses on one project that includes Kebony modified wood, and obtains the viewpoints of individuals such as the builders, architects, and owners.

The Telly awards are selected from a global base of entrants, and annually showcase the best work created within the broad expanse of television and video. Kebony’s Design vs. Build won in the following three categories:

Gold for Branded Content Craft- Videography/Cinematography

Gold for Online General- Documentary: Individual

Gold for Online Craft- Videography/Cinematography

This year’s winning Design vs. Build episode spotlights TheatreSquared, winner of the 2020 American Architecture Award and NY AIA Honor Award. The theatre had the unique opportunity to build their perfect new home, designing every last detail exactly as they envisioned.

We are honored to have received the highest award in three Telly categories, and look forward to all that is in store in the future with Design vs. Build!


Executive Producer: Kebony North America
Host & Producer: Ben Roberts
Editor & Director: James Burniston
Director of Photography: James Burniston
Gaffer: Austin Travis
AR Camera Team: James Burniston, Robbie Dantzler, Austin Travis
NJ & NY Camera Team: Brent Pierce
Photography: Kristian Alveo (TheatreSquared), Gabriel Varaljay (Royal Opera House), Arvin Wiyono (Sydney Opera House)
Unofficial Security Guard Voice: Roger Nottingham
Special Thanks to TheatreSquared, Marvel Designs, Baldwin & Shell, and Charcoal Blue.
Ribbon cutting footage by Greg Maka and provided courtesy of Charcoal Blue.
TheatreSquared construction footage by Josh Brinker and provided Courtesy of Nova Media Lab.