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Southland Home Designs Outshine Competition

Awards: Nearly half of this year's 43 Gold Nugget honors go to area builders and architects.

June 28, 1998|From a Times Staff Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Southern California home builders and architects won 20 of 43 Grand Awards--including the Attached Residential Project of the Year--in the Gold Nugget design competition at the 1998 Western Building Show, which ended Saturday at the Moscone Convention Center.

The design contest, the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States, was the highlight of the 40th annual convention that brings together developers and related professionals from 14 Western states and Pacific Rim countries.

The Gold Nugget competition honors achievements in architecture and land planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

1998 Gold Nugget Grand Award Winners Home of the Year

Palisades--the Van Gogh, Plan 3, Las Vegas

Builder/developer: Christopher Homes

Architect: Scheurer Architects

Residential Project of the Year--Attached

Brentwood Park, Los Angeles

Builder: Keller Construction

Developer: Quorum Properties

Architect/land planner: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners

Residential Project of the Year--Detached

Washington Park, Yountville, Calif.

Builder/developer: the O'Brien Group

Architect: KTGY Group

Land planner: Borrecco/Kilian & Associates

Builder's Community Spirit Award

This award acknowledges builders and developers who join forces with architects, nonprofit agencies and community volunteers to improve the conditions for living, working and learning for the less affluent and less fortunate.

Casa Teresa, Orange

Builder: HomeAid Orange County/Beazer Homes

Architect: Scheurer Architects and BBG Architects

Pathways to Independence, Sacramento

Builder: HomeAid Sacramento/Lewis Homes

Architect: Bassenian Lagoni Architects/Kenton Russell

Care provider: Diogenes Youth Services


1--Best Public/Private Special Use Facility--Library, Theater

Mission Viejo Library, Mission Viejo

Builder: Douglas E. Barnhart

Developer: city of Mission Viejo

Architect: LPA Inc.

2--Best Public/Private Special Use Facility--Golf, Tennis or Fitness Facility

Indian Ridge Country Club, Palm Desert

Builder: Roel Construction Co.

Developer: Sunrise Co.

Architect: Altevers Associates

3--Best Office/Professional Building Under 100,000 Square Feet

Linthicum Constructors corporate headquarters, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Builder: Linthicum Constructors

Developer: G&D Partnership

Architect: Vernon Swaback Associates

4--Best Office/Professional Building 100,000 Square Feet and Over

Scottsdale Spectrum, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Builder: Opus West Construction

Developer: Opus West Construction & Globe Corp.

Architect: Cornoyer-Hedrick Inc.

5--Best Commercial, Retail or Specialty Project--Entertainment, Hotel or Resort

Draeger's Marketplace, San Mateo, Calif.

Builder: Midstate Construction

Developer: Draeger's Supermarkets

Architect: Field Paoli Architects

6--Best Rehabilitated Commercial or Industrial Project

Brick House Lofts, Oakland

Builder: Creative Spaces

Developer: Horizon Partners

Architect: Flynn, Craig + Grant Architects


7--Best Custom Home Under 3,500 Square Feet

Laguna Beach Residence, Laguna Beach

Builder/developer: Eric Zuziak, AIA

Architect: JBZ Architecture + Planning

8--Best Custom Home 3,500 to 6,000 Square Feet

Shiloh Custom Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Builder: Shiloh Custom Homes

Architect: Urban Design Associates

9--Best Custom Home Over 6,000 Square Feet

Stringer Residence at Big Horn Country Club, Palm Desert

Builder: Andrew Pierce Corp.

Architect: Residential Design by Gordon Stein

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

Embarcadero Lofts, San Francisco

Builder: Oliver & Co.

Developer: Embarcadero Pacific

Architect: MBH Architects

11--Best Affordable Housing Project--Attached--One to Three Stories

(Two winners)

Las Casitas, Rancho Cucamonga

Builder: C&G Construction

Developer: Northtown Housing Development Corp.

Architect: Peter J. Pitassi

Sycamore Coop Homes, Santa Cruz

Builder: Devcon

Developer: Mercy Charities Housing California/Santa Cruz

Architect: Pyatok Associates

12--Best Affordable Housing Project--Attached--Four or More Stories

Bridgecourt, Emeryville, Calif.

Builder: Catellus Residential Construction

Architect: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners

13--Best Affordable Housing Project--Detached

Rosedale, Las Vegas

Builder: Pardee Homes

Developer: Summerlin Corp.

Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects

14--Best Apartment Project--One to Three Stories

Baypointe, Newport Beach

Builder: Sares-Regis Group

Developer: Irvine Apartment Communities

Architect: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners

15--Best Apartment Project--Four or More Stories

The Colony at Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Builder: Sares-Regis Group

Developer: Irvine Apartment Communities

Architect: McLarand, Vasquez & Partners

16--Best Mixed Use Project

Embarcadero Lofts, San Francisco

Builder: Oliver & Co.

Developer: Embarcadero Pacific

Architect: MBH Architects

17--Best Seniors Housing Project

Cecilia Place Housing for Seniors, Tiburon

Builder: Mid-State Construction

Developer: Ecumenical Assn. for Housing

Architect: Richard H. Olmsted


18--Best Residential Project Site Plan Under 25 Acres

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