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Builders Present 'Gold Nugget' Awards : Western States Companies Honored for Best Design, Land Use

June 29, 1986|DICK TURPIN | Times Real Estate Editor

The Pacific Coast Builders Conference prizes--"Gold Nuggets"--for the best design and land use in 14 western states--were selected from among 804 entries in 32 categories in the 23rd annual competition, a highlight of the conference and co-sponsored by Sun/Coast Architecture/Builder magazine of Glendale.

Hillcrest in Mission Viejo was a big winner for the Mission Viejo Co.--a grand award as the Best Affordable Attached Housing Development-For Sale Housing, designed by Vito Cetta, with land planning by Jack Raub Co.--and three merit awards for Best Condominium Unit or Attached Home (under 1,000 square feet) for Sage-Plan 1; Best Condominium Unit or Attached Home (1,000 to 1,300 square feet for Jasmine-Plan III and Best Condominium Unit or Attached Home (1,301 to 1,600 square feet) for Primrose-Plan IV.

California Colony in Santa Ana, built and designed by Kaufman and Broad, won a grand award as Best Affordable Detached Housing Developlment-For Sale Housing and a merit award as Best Medium Density Residential Community.

Pacific Ranch in Huntington Beach won a grand award as Best Condominium Unit or Attached Home (over 2,000 square feet) for Plan D-Townhomes and a merit award as Best Condominium Unit or Attached Home (under 1,000 square feet) for Plan A-Villas. The project was built by Mansion Hill Partnership and designed by McLarand, Vasquez & Partners Inc. Costa Mesa Courtyards in Costa Mesa, built by PSB Realty Corp., and designed by Klages Carter Vail & Partners, with land planning by Emmet Wemple & Associates, won a grand award as Best Commercial Project-Retail.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday July 13, 1986 Home Edition Real Estate Part 8 Page 2 Column 3 Real Estate Desk 3 inches; 75 words Type of Material: Correction
Winning firms in two categories of the annual Gold Nugget Awards at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference were improperly identified in a June 29 listing of winners.
In the category for Best Renovated, Restored or Remodeled Project of Single House or Multiple Units, the Inn on Mt. Ida in Avalon, was a merit award winner with Mt. Ida Inn Inc., as the builder and Warkentin Cox Architects Inc. as the designer. Park Hill, in San Francisco, also a merit award winner, was built by Williams & Burrows with Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz as architect.

Grand awards also went to Northstar in Marina del Rey, built by Clifford D. Rome & Associates Inc. and designed by Ade Collie/Tom Boyle, as Best Single Family Detached Home (over 2,500 square feet) and Warland-Cypress Business Park in Cypress, built by Warland Investmerts Ltd. and designed by Howard F. Thompson & Associates, Best Industrial Project.

Hamilton Cove in Avalon, received a grand award as Best Condominium Unit or Attached Home (1,601 to 2,000 square feet) and a merit award as Best Medium Density Residential Community. Its builder was Daon Corp. with Klages Carter Vail & Partners as architect.

San Diego area projects won three grand awards. The City Club in La Jolla won as Best High Density Residential Community. It was designed by Collins & Wraight Inc. Eastlake I in Chula Vista, being built by Eastlake Development Co. with land planning by Cinti & Associates, won as Best Residential Site Plan over 125 Acres.

The Plaza at La Jolla Village in San Diego won as Best Commercial Office Building (over 100,000 square feet). Brian Paul & Associates designed it and HCH Associates were land planners.

A final Southland grand award winner was the Las Palmas residence in Santa Barbara as Best Custom Home, built by Steve Lyons and designed by Berkus Group Architects.

Although Southland entries dominated the field, Northern California projects won three distinctive honors.

The Home of the Year grand award went to Ross Court in San Anselmo, built by Elliott Builders and designed by Chris Craiker. The judges presented two special grand awards for specific innovations in design to Cupertino Housing for the Disabled in Cupertino, built by Community Housing Developers and designed by Kurtzman & Kodama Inc., (citing it as an example of "industry responding to a major social need") and to Sea Ranch Chapel, Sea Ranch, built by Kumaran Construction and designed by James Hubbell/Donald Jacobs AIA, with land planning by George Wickstead (for its successful marriage of art and construction technology).

A complete list of Gold Nugget grand award and merit winners, as announced by the PCBC, follows:

HOME OF THE YEAR WINNER Attached Home of the Year Ross Court--San Anselmo, Calif.

Builder: Elliott Builders

Architect: Chris Craiker Inc.


Builder: Kumaran Construciton

Architect: James Hubbell/Donald Jacobs, AIA

Land Planner: George Wickstead, AIP, FASLA

Recognized as a successful marriage of art and construction technology.

Cupertino Housing for the Disabled--Cuptertino, Calif.

Builder: Community Housing Developers

Architect: Kurtzman & Kodama Inc.

Recognized as a fine example of the industry responding to a major social need with sensitivity and professionalism.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CATEGORIES 1--Best Recreational Facility Grand Award Winner

The Boulders--A Rockresort--Carefree, Ariz.

Builder: Sansira Construction Co./Boulders Carefree Partners

Archtiect: Allen & Philp Architects Inc.

Award of Merit Winners

Dana Point Youth and Group Activity Center--Dana Point, Calif.

Buider: Orange County Harbors Beaches and Parks Department

Architect: Ballew & Associates Inc.

Woodward Lake Recreational Facility--Fresno, Calif.

Builder: Grupe Development Northern California

Architect: Thompson Architectural Group Inc.

Land Planner: Anthony M. Guzzardo & Associates

Private Duck Club--Colusa County, Calif.

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