Irvine-based architecture firm KTGY received 15 Awards of Merit in the 2012 Gold Nugget Award design and planning competition for the company’s outstanding commitment to research and its ability to create successful projects.
The oldest and most prestigious design awards program in the country, the Golden Nugget Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the design and building industry. The awards are the highlight of PCBC – the largest trade show and conference in the U.S. building industry.
The Doria Apartment Homes in Irvine and Bonterra Apartment Homes in Brea were among the developments that received the honor. Both O.C. locations garnered an Award of Merit in the “Affordable Project – 15 to 30 du/acre” category, and will be among the nominees for the Grand Award, presented to a chosen few at the Gold Nugget Awards luncheon today in San Francisco.
KTGY’s winning projects feature a variety of developments that encompass sustainable communities, urban infill, mixed-use and senior and campus housing. Two of the award winning designs – The Solaris Collection at Daybreak and Terrasol, both in Utah and built by Garbett Homes – include Solar Photovoltaic Thermal panels, Geothermal heating and cooling and promote energy efficiency.
"We have struck gold with fresh, modern, high-density single-family home designs from KTGY – wrapped in a super-green solar and geothermal standard feature package and high tech interiors at an attainable price for first-time buyers, empty nesters and just about everyone in-between. We can't build these homes fast enough," said Garbett Homes Marketing Director Rene Oehlerking. "Our buyers are really looking for something different in a sea of uninspiring brown French Country stucco boxes built without any consideration of energy efficiency or renewable energy generation."
The 2012 Gold Nugget Awards mark the event’s 49th year of recognizing architectural achievements in the building industry. Presented by PCBC, the awards are sponsored by Builder Magazine.
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