IRVINE, CA - KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, and some of this country's top builders/developers have earned nine Awards of Merit in the 2011 Gold Nugget Award design and planning competition. The awards honor the firm's wide range of capabilities, excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues in attached, detached, sustainable communities, mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, and campus housing.
Source: Monaghan Communications
The oldest and largest program of its kind—now in its 48th year—the Gold Nugget Awards honor creative achievements in architectural design and land use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Drawing more than 400 entries from the 14 western states and internationally, the Gold Nugget Awards program is the premier event of the annual PCBC, the nation's largest regional trade show and conference. Grand Award winners will emerge from the Award of Merit circle, and all award winners will be celebrated at the Gold Nugget Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
"The Gold Nugget Awards program recognizes the best in architectural design and land use planning and we are thrilled to receive these honors, and have the opportunity to team with our clients to create these noteworthy designs," said KTGY's CEO Tricia Esser.
"Our success and the success of our clients reflect our clear understanding of the important balance between development, market knowledge and financial performance," Esser said. "With over 15,000 multifamily housing units built since the firm's inception in 1991, KTGY knows residential. From affordable family apartments to campus housing to luxury rentals for affluent renters-by-choice, to senior and mixed-income residential communities in a variety of settings, KTGY's experience is deep and wide, but we never lose sight of the fact that we are designing homes; places where children will take their first steps, students study and are making a home away from home; where couples will celebrate anniversaries, and memories will be made."
KTGY Group's Gold Nugget Merit Awards:
University of California, Irvine, East Campus privately-developed apartments, Phase III earned a Gold Nugget Award of Merit in two categories: Campus Housing Project and Community Site Plan - up to 20 Acres. Phase III of UC Irvine's East Campus Student Housing project added 1,763 beds to UCI's on-campus housing, which allows the university to house nearly 43 percent of its students on campus. Phase III encompasses three separate sites: Puerta del Sol, 565-bed graduate community; Camino del Sol, an 1,198-bed undergraduate complex, which brought the first townhome-style living to the campus, and a community clubhouse, "The Lodge;" plus a 7-level parking structure. Both student housing complexes and "The Lodge" earned a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Camino del Sol and The Lodge also earned the 2011 Student Housing Business Innovator Award for On-Campus Best Architecture/Design.
The Crossing in Anaheim, Calif., for Green/Sustainable Community. Located by the Anaheim Metrolink and Amtrak train stop and close to shopping, dining and entertainment venues, The Crossing at Anaheim is a conversion of industrial land to 312-unit luxury rental apartments and live/work style townhomes. The Crossing is LEED Gold certified and is a smoke-free residential community. SARES•REGIS Group is the developer and owner.
Gallery421 in downtown Long Beach, Calif., for Mixed-Use Project. Gallery421 is a high density, mixed-use infill development adjacent to City Hall in downtown Long Beach, one of Southern California's most unique waterfront urban destinations to live, work, and play. Lyon Communities is the developer and owner.
Paragon at Old Town in Monrovia, Calif., earned a Gold Nugget Award of Merit in two categories: Multifamily Housing Project - 4 to 6 stories and Infill, Re-development or Rehab Site Plan – up to 5 Acres. Paragon at Old Town is a 4-story mixed-use, urban apartment community that sits at the south end of the Monrovia's historic Old Town district on Myrtle Avenue. Urban Housing Group, LLC is the developer; Western National Construction is the general contractor.
La Floresta in Brea, Calif., for On the Boards Site Plan. The 211-acre project design incorporates a variety of residential products and retail uses with neighborhood crafting elements focused on walkability, connected neighborhoods and a strong public realm. Chevron Land and Development is the landowner and manager of the property; the developer is La Floresta, LLC. Oakmont Senior Living is the builder for the first phase of La Floresta.
12th and Burnside in Portland, Ore., for On the Boards Multifamily Community. Situated near downtown Portland on the site of a former 70-car surface parking lot, this 136-unit pedestrian-friendly senior community introduces stylish urban living with a mixed-use component. The new residential community is intended for minimum LEED Silver certification. Foursquare Foundation is the developer and owner.
The Shell House in Nassau, Bahamas, for On the Boards Custom Home. Situated on 3.3 acres, The Shell House is an ocean-front home featuring a 10,200 sq. ft. home and two guest/employee houses. The main axis of the house aligns with the setting sun on the day of the summer solstice so residents can watch the sun slip into the sea, directly in line with the linear pool extending from the main living space.
Established in 1991, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, provides comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, marketing and financial performance and takes particular pride in its highly motivated and principal led studios. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va. See www.ktgy.com.