IRVINE, CA – January 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce its latest achievements with award-winning projects. During the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev., at three different award ceremonies, KTGY earned a platinum award as well as gold and silver awards plus a special Innovation award. These awards recognize KTGY as research-driven forward thinkers and leaders in the industry and honor the firm’s wide range of capabilities and innovation in single-family attached, detached and multifamily residential communities. These projects also serve as a preview of design trends home buyers and renters will see over the next few years.
Best in American Living Awards (BALA)
• Platinum Award Winner: R&D 35’x50’ Lots – On the Boards, Single Family
Offering an exciting single-family detached home alternative to the typical 15 to 18 dwelling units per acre attached home, KTGY’s design of a 69-unit proposed project with 35’x50′ lots that targets home buyers that want a single-family detached home with a sleek, contemporary, sustainable design, and with flexible open floor plans that capitalizes on spacious indoor/outdoor living.
• Gold Award Winner: 616 East Carson Street – On the Boards Site Plan, Multi-Family
A mixed-use solution within the City of Carson’s Carson Street Mixed-Use District Master Plan that creates a strong retail street presence along Carson Street, with lower density housing types towards the interior of the site that radiate around a central loop road and community park. CityView and Community Dynamics are the developers.
• Silver Award Winner: The Solaris Collection at Daybreak – Neighborhood
• Silver Award Winner: The Solaris Collection at Daybreak, Plan B – Detached Home up to 2,000 SF, Built for Sale
The Solaris Collection by Garbett Homes at Daybreak in Salt Lake City, Utah, continues to impress with an additional 25 lots coming on line in the first quarter of 2013, due to continued strong demand. As utility rates continue to increase, these super-green solar and geothermal homes become even more desirable. Garbett Homes has sold over 200 homes at Solaris since August 2009. Earlier this month, Professional Builder announced that Solaris Collection, Plan B had won its Platinum Design Award in the Single-Family Production – 2,000 SF or Below category.
Best of 50+ Housing Awards
• Gold Award Winner: Dana Strand – Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community
Located in Los Angeles, the LEED Gold certified Dana Strand Senior Housing provides 100 apartment homes and was a public/private partnership between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) with ROEM Development Corporation and Dana Strand Senior, LLC. Dana Strand combines eco-friendly, sustainable design with luxury, amenity-rich living at an affordable rental rate specifically targeting the needs of seniors.
• Gold Award Winner: Parkview Living – Best 50+ Market Rate Rental Community
Innovative, cost-effective design maximizes and maintains Parkview Living’s dramatic city and park views and accentuates the revered architectural heritage and complements the iconic adjacent Angelus Temple and historic walkable neighborhood of Echo Park, Calif. The Foursquare Senior Living community includes many indoor and outdoor amenities including a unique 3,000-square-foot multi-purpose room that is designed to serve as a Chapel for the community bringing worship services to the residents’ doorstep.
• Gold Award Winner: Heritage Oaks – Best 50+ Outdoor Amenity
• Innovation Award: Heritage Oaks for the Outdoor Amenity
• Silver Award Winner: Heritage Oaks – Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community
Developed by Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing and Adroit Development, Inc., Heritage Oaks Senior Apartments in Oakdale, Calif. is a LEED Platinum certified 50-unit apartment community for low income seniors age 55 and older. The community offers a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities including a hobby and craft studio for the women and a “garage” with workbench for the men. Residents can even try out their green thumb skills at the raised gardening areas. Construction was completed in 10 months, ahead of schedule and under budget. 100% leased within 3 months of completion date.
• Silver Award Winner: The Magnolia at Highland – Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community
Located in San Bernardino, Calif., and developed by META Housing, The Magnolia at Highland answers many needs: walkable and convenient access to what seniors want and need; transforms a blighted neighborhood site into affordable, luxury, amenity-rich senior living for those age 62 or better; revitalizes the neighborhood and serves as a new benchmark and catalyst for development in the area; and helps mitigate the demand for more senior housing.
• Gold Award Winner: Primera Terra – Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community
Built by KB Home, Primera Terra is an innovative redesign solution by KTGY comprising of 52 LEED Platinum certified, luxury for-sale condominium homes located in the Playa Vista master planned community in Los Angeles County. One of the largest LEED Platinum production home communities in California, Primera Terra is 40% more energy efficient than the new home standards set by the state of California. Earlier this month, Professional Builder announced that Primera Terra had won its Platinum Design Award in the Green category and won the 2012 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED for Homes award in the Multifamily category.
• Silver Award Winner: KTGY Website – Best Website for an Associate and Supplier
KTGY’s redesigned site features the firm’s “Idea Lab” (showcasing innovative answers to today’s development and design challenges); a wide array of capabilities and project descriptions are available for viewing (projects/locations are linked to Google maps); “Viewpoints” written by principals, published articles and KTGY in the news; social media links; and search engine capabilities on every page.
“These awards speak to our ongoing commitment to our clients’ success and our partnership with them to develop sustainable new housing throughout the country,” said KTGY CEO Tricia Esser. “We are grateful for the recognition.”
The Best in American Living Awards
The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) is the nation’s premier award program continually redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program, sponsored by NAHB Design Committee, recognizes good design in single-family and multifamily homes of all types and sizes, communities, interior design, remodeling and rental developments. See www.nahb.org/bala.
Best of 50+ Housing Awards
Sponsored by Lowe’s Commercial Services, the NAHB 50+ Housing Council’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry’s most prestigious national awards program honoring excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond. The Best of 50+ Housing Awards are viewed by the industry and media as a showcase for innovation, emerging trends and quality housing for the mature demographic. See www.nahb.org/50plusawards.
The Nationals – National Sales and Marketing Awards
The Nationals pays tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, home builders and associates, and sales and marketing councils. It’s the nation’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. Awards are presented at The Nationals Awards Gala during IBS. See www.thenationals.com.
About KTGY Group
Celebrating more than 20 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market trends and financial performance. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va. See www.ktgy.com.