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KTGY Wins Top Honors at SoCal Awards

Best Architectural Design and Community of the Year Awards

IRVINE, CALIF. – (RealEstateRama) — International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2016 SoCal Awards program. Eight KTGY-designed communities received either award wins or finalist honors for the architectural design of single-family detached and multifamily for-sale residential communities, home plan and best community feature at the SoCal Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 10th, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The SoCal Awards program honors the best in professional achievement, sales, marketing and design throughout the Southern California home building industry.

Cleo at Playa Vista

KTGY’s award-winning designs are:  

  • Upcoast in Costa Mesa, Calif. by Trumark Homes

AWARD: Detached Community of the Year under $1.5 Million
UpCoast in Costa Mesa is a collection of 28 California coastal contemporary single-family homes offering stunning roof top terraces minutes from the beach. Fiber cement siding, stone veneers and a cool color palette of grays, whites and earth tones, accentuated with pops of color, allow these stand out homes to reflect the calming nature of the coastal area. Situated at the top of Victoria Street these three-bedroom, three-bathroom homes overlook the Santa Ana River, are walkable to parks, wet-land preserves, grocers, restaurants, entertainment and a short drive to South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Each home offers buyers a two-car garage, open concept living space, convenient third floor laundry and multiple outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the coastal climate.

Mason at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, Calif. by Brookfield Residential
Attached Community of the Year

FINALIST: Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community

Mason at Playa Vista provides single-level living within the highly desirable master-planned community of Playa Vista. The six-plex stacked flats feature an unconventional mix of modern and traditional architecture with a blend of brick and beachside accents, creating a unique coastal feel. Mason, tucked away against the bluffs, offers residents picturesque views enhanced by floor to ceiling windows in the expansive great room and private patios. Elevators located on the interior of the building serve two residences per floor, allowing a more private feel. Each unit has a private two-car garage with elevator access; plan three boasts ground floor entry and bedroom suite, ideal for guests or multigenerational families. Mason at Playa Vista offers residents stunning views, resident courtyards, public parks and access to shops, restaurants, entertainment and employment.

  • Cleo at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, Calif. by Brookfield Residential
    Best Architectural Design-Attached Home Plan

FINALIST: Attached Community of the Year

Located within a walkable and amenity-rich master-planned community, Cleo at Playa Vista provides luxury single-level living. The four-story stacked flats feature expansive great rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and private patios, continuing the entertaining space outdoors. Each unit is directly accessed by way of an elevator opening to a personal lobby space, providing residential privacy and establishing convenient access to the units from private two and three-bay garages. Stairs located at the building’s prominent corner provide secondary access to the units and are enhanced with wood paneling blending the staircase into the building’s contemporary façade and establishing a beautiful focal piece. More than just a striking residence, Cleo at Playa Vista offers residents magnificent views, a resort gym, public parks and close by access to shops, restaurants, entertainment and employment.

Finalists Honors:

FINALIST: Best Community Amenity Feature

  • Province at Audie Murphy Ranch – Residence One and Residence Two in Menifee, Calif. by Brookfield Residential
    FINALIST: Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home Priced Under $600,000 

FINALIST: Attached Community of the Year
FINALIST: Best Architectural Design-Attached Home Plan

  • Modera Glendale in Glendale, Calif. by Mill Creek Residential Trust
    FINALIST: Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community 

The Greater Sales and Marketing Council received nearly 500 entries for the SoCal Awards. Six industry professionals served as judges and reviewed digital materials, interviewed over 40 building professionals and visited 15 communities traveling 558 miles throughout Southern California before deciding on the award winners. For more information about the SoCal Awards, visit

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About KTGY Architecture + Planning
Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit