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Southland Gold Rush : Southland home builders and architects take home bulk of Grand Awards at the 1996 Gold Nugget design competition : Southland Shines at Building Awards

June 30, 1996|From a Times Staff Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their strongest showings in recent years, Southland home builders and architects won 27 of 42 Grand Awards at the 1996 Gold Nugget design competition at the 38th PCBC Western Building Show, the annual convention of developers and allied professionals from the 14 Western states and Pacific Rim countries.

The oldest and largest design competition of its kind in the United States, the Gold Nugget awards honor distinctive architecture and land planning in residential, commercial and industrial projects.

The contest is the centerpiece of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, one of the biggest building industry conventions in the country, which ended Saturday at the Moscone Convention Center here.

The 33rd Gold Nugget competition drew more than 520 entries from the West, as well as from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Australia and Canada, among others.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday July 14, 1996 Home Edition Real Estate Part K Page 2 Real Estate Desk 2 inches; 40 words Type of Material: Correction
Winning design--The June 30 story on the results of the Gold Nugget design competition ("Southland Gold Rush") carried an erroneous listing for the land planner for the Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum. The planners were Roger Seitz, Urban Planning & Design and the Irvine Co.

Notable among Southland winners was the Costa Mesa architectural firm of McLarand, Vasquez & Partners, which won eight Gold Nuggets for design work that included the new headquarters building of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a custom home, an apartment project and several developer-built homes. McLarand, Vasquez won six top awards in last year's contest.

Other top winners were the Irvine community Mahogany; its developer, Taylor Woodrow Homes; and its architect, Robert Hidey. Mahogany won Community of the Year and Home of the Year honors, and two of its homes were chosen as best in category. Taylor Woodrow won four nuggets for Mahogany and a fifth for its Mayfield development. Hidey won four awards for his Mahogany designs.


Home of the Year

Mahogany--Residence One, Irvine.

Builder / Developer: Taylor Woodrow Homes.

Architect: Robert Hidey Architects.


International Housing Award

The American, Yokohama Bay, Japan.

Builder / Developer: Sumitom Realty & Development California.

Architect: Danielian Associates.


1--Best Public/Private Special-Use Facility

Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas.

Builder: Perini Building Co.

Developer: Clark County General Sevices Department.

Architect: C.W. Fentress J.H. Bradburn & Associates and Domingo Cambeiro Corp.


2--Best Public/Private Recreational Facility

Las Campanas Golf Clubhouse, Santa Fe, NM.

Builder: Bradbury & Stramm Construction.

Developer: The Lyle Anderson Co.

Architect: B 3 Architects Plus Planners/Berkus Design Studio.


3--Best Office/Professional Building (under 100,000 square feet)

Foundation Health Care Facility, Yuba City, Calif.

Builder: Harbison-Mahony-Higgins.

Developer: Foundation Health.

Architect: Forrar Williams Architects.


4--Best Office/Professional Building (100,000 square feet and over)

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters, Los Angeles.

Builder: Charles Pankow Builders Inc.

Developer: Catellus Development Corp./Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Architect: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners Inc.


5--Best Commercial Project--Retail

Pattaya Festival Center, Pattaya, Thailand.

Developer: Central Group of Companies.

Architect: RTKL International Ltd.


6--Best Rehabilitated Commercial or Industrial Project

Game Show Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City.

Builder: Swinerton & Walberg.

Architect: Steven Ehrlich Architects.


7--Best Specialty Project

The Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum, Irvine.

Builder: Snyder Langston.

Developer: Irvine Co.

Architect: RTKL Associates Inc.

Planner: David Baab & Associates.


8--Best Custom Home (Under 6,000 square feet)

Peters Residence, Newport Beach.

Builder: JC Dyer Construction.

Developer: the Jim Peters family.

Architect: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners.


9--Best Custom Home (6,000 square feet and over).

(Two Winners)

Private Residence, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Builder: Shiloh Custom Homes.

Architect: Urban Design Associates Ltd. Architecture AIA.

Burnap Residence, Sun Valley, Idaho.

Builder: Mash Construction.

Architect: B3 Architects Plus Planners/Berkus Design Studio.


10--Best Renovated, Restored or Remodeled Residential Project or Single House

Hicks Residence, Carmel Highlands, Calif.

Builder: Merit Homes Inc.

Architect Fletcher & Hardoin Architects.


11--Best Affordable Housing Project--Attached

Villa Del Norte, Rancho Cucamonga.

Builder: Prairie Pacific Investments.

Developer: North Town Housing Partners.

Architect: Pyatok Associates.


12--Best Affordable Housing Project--Detached

Las Brisas, Duarte.

Builder: Las Brisas Homes

Developer: South Land Corp.

Architect: Paul Essick Architects.


13--Best Apartment Project--1 to 3 Stories

Villa Coronado Apartments, Irvine.

Builder / Developer: Irvine Apartment Communities.

Architect: The KTGY Group.


14--Best Apartment Project--4 or more Stories

One Park Place, Irvine.

Builder: Irvine Park Place/Copley Associates.

Developer: William Lyon Co./Citimark.

Architect: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners.


15--Best Mixed-Use Project

Horton Fourth Avenue, San Diego.

Builder: Nielsen Construction Co.

Developer: Oliver McMillan.

Architect: Carrier Johnson Wu.


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