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Swinerton Builders: June 27, 2014
Gold Nugget Awards Honor 13 Local Projects
A La Jolla project and San Diego architect struck gold at this year's Gold Nuggets awards, announced Thursday at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco.
San Diego projects also won 11 merit awards in the contest that drew nearly 600 entries, primarily from builders, developers and architects in western states but also extending to countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.
The local grand awards went to:
Best custom home with less than 4,000 square feet: "Clean Living," a house in La Jolla designed by Domus Studio Architecture and built by Hill Construction. The 2,700-square-foot custom home, built for a family educators, was rated LEED Platinum, the highest designation for energy conservation and sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The six-member jury called it a "wonderfully designed contemporary home that is a welcomed neighbor in its established community."
Best international commercial and special-use project: Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chongming, Shanghai,China, designed by San Diego-based Joseph Wong Design Associates. The 235-room hotel, the chain's first "eco-resort" in China, includes traditional Eastern garden spaces and a series of courtyards woven into the landscape.
Among the 11 merit awards was Arterro La Costa, a housing project by Davidson Communities in Carlsbad, a runnerup as residential project of the year. It was designed by R. Douglas Mansfield and planned by Hunsaker & Associates with the interior by Design Line Interiors. The project also won a merit award for best single-family tract home of more than 4,000 square feet.
The other nine merit awards went to:
Special use project: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla Shores; designed by the Gould Evans and Delawie firms and built by Rudolph & Sletten.
Commercial project: Ivanhoe office building in La Jolla; designed by LPA; built by Dempsey-Legacy and developed by HAV Capital; landscape architecture by MAK Design.
Rehabilitated commercial or industrial project: University Towne Centre in University City; designed by Architects Orange; built and developed by Westfield.
Custom single-family home under under 4,000 square feet: Marine Lair in La Jolla; designed by Matrix Design Studio; built by Hill Construction.
Renovated or restored project: Structure Lofts in Bankers Hill; designed by H2 Hawkins + Hawkins Architects; built by R&R Construction; developed by Hammer Ventures and Balboa Phase I LLC.
Multifamily project with less than 18 dwelling units per acre: Frame & Focus in Mission Valley; designed by Woodley Architectural Group; built and developed by Shea Homes; interior design by CDC Designs and Ami Samuel Interiors.
Multifamily project with 18-30 dwellings units acre: Lucent in Mission Valley; designed by Woodley Architecture Group; built and planned by Shea Homes; interior design, Design Line Interiors.
Multifamily project with 30-60 dwelling units per acre: Domain San Diego in Kearny Mesa; designed by TCA Architects; built by Cobalt Construction; developed by Wood Partners; interior design, Catalina Design Group.
Multifamily project with more than 60 dwelling units per acre: Ariel in downtown San Diego; designed by AVRP studios; built by Swinerton Builders; developed by Ariel Suites LP.
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