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Area Builders, Architects Win Big : Southland Firms Capture Most Gold Nuggets at PCBC

June 23, 1985

Southern California builders and architects captured most of the Gold Nugget Awards presented Friday during the 22nd annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco.

Out of 776 projects from 14 western states, the Amberwood Plan of Woodbridge Laurels in Irvine, designed by McLarand, Vasquez & Partners Inc. and built by Irvine Pacific, was named "Attached Home of the Year." The title "Detached Home of the Year" went to the Dover Plan of Huntington Woods in The Woodlands, Tex. That home was designed by EDI Architects/Planners and built by Hometown builders. Land planner was Richardson Nagy Martin.

Other winners include:


1. Best Recreational Facility

Grand Award Winner

The Dominion Swim Center--San Antonio, Tex.

Builder: The Dominion Group, Ltd.

Architect: Ralph C. Bender & Associates, Inc.

Award of Merit Winners

Milpitas--Milpitas, Calif.

Builder: City of Milpitas

Architect: Goodwin B. Steinberg Associates Architects

Holiday Spa Health Club/South Bay--National City, Calif.

Builder: Holiday Spa Health Clubs

Architect: Douglas A. Danielson, AIA

The Colony at Mandalay Beach--Oxnard, Calif.

Builder: Raznick & Sons, Inc. and The Bergheer

Architect: Corbin/Yamafuji & Partners Inc.

Vintage Swim and Tennis Club--Indian Wells, California.

Builder: Vintage Properties

Architect: Fisher-Friedman Associates

2. Best Commercial Office Building

Grand Award Winner

Professional Suites Plaza--San Diego

Builder: Westates Investments

Architect: Buss Silvers Hughes & Associates

Award of Merit Winners

Center For Integrated Systems--Stanford

Builder: Howard J. White

Architect: Ehrlich-Rominger Architects

Lewis Properties Corporate Office--Tustin, Calif.

Builder: Lewis Properties

Architect: Gilbert AJA & Associates, Architects

345 Lorton Avenue--Burlingame, Calif.

Builder: Lorton Avenue Commercial Properties

Architect: Carrasco & Associates

Mardikian Office Building--San Francisco

Builder: Amoroso Construction Co.

Architect: Hardison Komatsu Ivelich & Tucker

3. Best Commercial Office Building

(50,000 to 100,000 square feet)

Grand Award Winner

Marina Plaza--Sausalito, Calif.

Builder: Kutso, Moran, Mullin

Architect: Fisher-Friedman Associates

Award of Merit Winners

Stanford Square--Palo Alto

Builder: Armax Inc.

Architect: Carrasco & Associates

Mission Grove Office Park--San Diego

Builder: Mission Grove Complex Ltd.

Architect: SGPA Planning & Architecture

State Compensation Ins. Fund--Oakland

Builder: Barry Swenson Builder

Architect: MWM, Mackinlay/Winnacker/McNeil & Associates

Land Planner: Arbegast, Newton & Griffith

Mills Medical Arts Building--San Mateo, Calif.

Builder: Mills Memorial Hospital

Architect: Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz

Land Planner: Hans Scoffield

Pardee Center, South Court--San Diego

Builder: Pardee Construction Co.

Architect: Naegle Associates, Inc./M.W. Steele Group

Grand Award Winner

Northrop Electronics Division Heaquarters--Hawthorne, Calif.

Builder: Northrop Corp.

Architect: Dworsky Associates

Award of Merit Winners

Howe Arden Center--Sacramento

Builder: Kimmel Construction

Architect: Leason Pomeroy Associates

La Jolla Bank & Trust Plaza--San Diego

Builder: Oliver McMillan Inc.

Architect: Buss Silvers Hughes & Associates

Seabreeze Plaza II--Burlingame, Calif.

Builder: The Raiser Organization

Architect: Raiser Architectural Group

HdK Project at Harbor Bay Business Park--Alameda, Calif.

Builder: Holvick deRegt Koering

Architect: Design & Engineering Systems Inc.

5. Best Commerical Project--Retail

Grand Award Winner

Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort--Tucson

Builder: The Estes Company

Architect: Frizzel Hill Moorhouse Architects Inc.

Land Planner: Perry Burr & Associates, Inc.

Award of Merit Winners

Bullock's/Palm Desert--Palm Desert

Builder: Bullock's Department Store

Architect: Architects Pacifica Ltd.


Builder: Robert C. Powell Co.

Architect: Foothill Design Group

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Builder: W.B. Johnson Properties Inc.

Architect: Wimberly, Whisenand, Allison, Tong & Goo Architects Ltd.

Holiday Inn-Bay View Plaza--Santa Monica, Calif.

Builder: M.K.B. Industries

Architect: Douglas A. Lowe, AIA

Land Planners: Solberg & Lowe Architects, AIA Inc.

6. Best Rehabilitated Commercial or Industrial Project

Grand Award Winner

Van Ness Plaza--San Francisco

Builder: Deringer Development Co.

Architect: Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz

Land Planner: David Gates and Associates

Award of Merit Winners

Knowlwood, Santa Ana--Santa Ana, Calif.

Builder: J. Ray Construction Company/Knowlwood Enterprises Inc.

Architect: Thirtieth Street Architects Inc.

The Centre at Sycamore Plaza--Lakewood, Calif.

Builder: City of Lakewood

Architect: John T. Bates, AIA

Land Planner: John T. Bates/Takata Associates

Odd Fellows Hall--Denver

Builder: Cambridge Development Group

Architect: C.W. Fentress and Associates, P.C.

Corporate Headquarters for Odetics, Inc.--Anaheim, Calif.

Builder: G.S. Hedley Builders Inc.

Architect: Hastings-Lundstrom Architects

Solberg & Lowe Architects Office--Santa Monica, Calif.

Builder: Solberg & Lowe Architects Inc. AIA

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