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California Builders Dominate Gold Nugget Competition

June 25, 1995|From a Times Staff Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Southern California home builders and architects returned to dominance in the 1995 Gold Nugget design competition, winning 25 of 39 Grand Awards at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) & Remodelers Show, the annual gathering of developers and allied professionals from the 14 Western states and Pacific Rim countries.

Southland builders traditionally have been the biggest winners in the contest, but they won only 16 of 37 grand awards last year and 22 awards in 1993.

The design competition was the high point of the 37th PCBC, one of the largest building industry conventions in the country, which ended Saturday at the Moscone Convention Center here.

The Gold Nugget Awards honor achievement in architecture and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects. This year's contest drew nearly 500 entries, with winners coming from Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand.

Multiple winners included the architecture firm of McLarand, Vasquez & Partners of Costa Mesa, with six Gold Nuggets for residential design and site planning, and Taylor Woodrow Homes and Scheurer Architects, with three awards for condo or attached-home design and site planning at their Altezza development at Newport Coast.

Notable among three Special Awards of Excellence was Pod-Tel, an emergency modular housing unit for displaced victims of natural disasters. The units are designed to be affordable, reusable, able to stand individually or be grouped together and hooked to existing utilities or work as self-contained modules. Pod-Tel was designed by B 3 Architects + Planners/Berkus Design Studio, Santa Barbara.

GRAND AWARD WINNERS

Home of the Year

PaloBrea at Big Horn--Residence 4, Palm Desert.

Architect/Planner: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners Inc.

Builder: Andrew Pierce Corp.

Developer: Desert Communities Inc.

1--Best Public/Private Special Use Facility

National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, Wyo.

Architect: C. W. Fentress, J .H. Bradburn and Associates.

Builder: Jacobsen Construction Co.

Developer: National Wildlife Art Museum.

2--Best Public/Private Recreational Facility

(Two Winners) Los Lagos Country Club, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Architect/Planner: Davis Fredrikson Davis.

Builder: Kiewit-Mazon Constructiores.

Developer: Dynatech U.S.A. Inc.

Sun City Recreation Center, Las Vegas.

Architect/Planner: Dahlin Group Architects Planners

Builder/Developer: Del Webb Corp.

3--Best Office/Professional Building (under 90,000 square feet)

Court Place Office Building, Ventura.

Architect: Okimoto/Siu Architects & Associates.

Concept Design: Conceptual Design Group.

Contractor: J. Ray Construction Inc.

Developer: Court Place L.P.

4--Best Office/Professional Building (90,000 square feet or more)

(Two Winners) San Marcos Town Center City Hall, San Marcos.

Architects: LPA Inc.

Builder: Koll Construction Co.

Developer: Koll Real Estate Group.

Campbell Square, Kapolei, Hawaii.

Architect: Kober/Hanssen/Mitchell Architects Inc.

Builder: Nordic Construction.

Developer: Estate of James Campbell.

5--Best Commercial Project, Retail

The Galleria Morley, Perth, Australia.

Architect: RTKL International Ltd.

Builder: Multi-Plex Construction.

Developer: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd./Coles Myer Properties Ltd.

6--Best Rehabilitated Commercial or Industrial Project

1705 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

Architect: Moyer Associates Architects.

Builder: Steed Corp.

Developer: Andrew Duncan Insurance Co.

7--Best Specialty Project, Hotel or Resort

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica.

Architect: Hill/Glazier Architects.

Builder: Perini Construction Co.

Developer: The Edward Thomas Cos.

8--Best Industrial Project

Custom Stamping Inc., Carson City Nev.

Architect: Archeion.

Builder: Al Shankle Construction Co.

Developer: Custom Stamping Inc.

9--Best Custom Home (under 6,000 square feet)

Tour D'Elegance, San Diego.

Architect: Bowlus, Edinger & Starck Architects.

Builder/Developer: Cornerstone Communities Corp.

10--Best Custom Home (6,000 square feet or more)

Custom Residence, Indian Wells, Calif.

Architect: Urrutia Prest Architects.

Builder: Bristol Construction.

11--Best Renovated Restored or Remodeled Residential Project or Single House

Mary Andrews Clark Residence, Los Angeles.

Architect: Killefer Flammang Purtill Architects.

Builder: W.E. O'Neill Construction Co.

Developer: Los Angeles Community Design Center/Crescent Bay Co.

12--Best Affordable Project (Attached)

Hismen Hin-Nu Terrace, Oakland.

Architect: The Ratcliff Architects.

Builder: James E. Roberts-Ohbayashi Corp.

Developer: San Antonio Community Development Corp./East Bay Asian Local Development Corp.

13--Best Affordable Project (Detached)

South Creek, Las Vegas.

Architect/Planner: Kaufman & Broad Architectural Group.

Builder/Developer: Kaufman & Broad Home Corp.

14--Best Apartment Project (1 to 3 stories)

Stoney Creek Apartments, Livermore, Calif.

Architect: Chris Lamen & Associates.

Builder: Ross Construction.

Developer: Eden Housing Inc.

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