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By Chelsea Van ArnamPublished: October 01, 2011

KTGY Group Inc., Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s wide range of capabilities, excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues in attached, sustainable communities, mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, and campus housing has been recognized in several recent awards programs.
One award winner is the University of California, Irvine (UCI), East Campus Apartments Phase III, which has been selected as a finalist for Project of the Year in the Student category by Multifamily Executive. Phase III of UCI’s East Campus Student Housing project added 1,763 beds to UCI’s on-campus housing, which allows the university to house nearly 50 percent of its students on campus. Phase III encompasses three separate sites: Puerta del Sol, a 565-bed graduate community; Camino del Sol, a 1,198-bed undergraduate complex, which brought the first townhome-style living to the campus and a community resort-style clubhouse, “The Lodge”; plus a seven-level parking structure. Both student housing complexes and “The Lodge” earned a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council and a Gold Nugget Grand Award in the category of Community Site Plan up to 20 Acres. The project, designed by KTGY, recently won a Gold Nugget Merit Award for Campus Housing Project, and was a finalist in National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards for Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community. Camino del Sol and The Lodge earned the 2011 Student Housing Business Innovator Award for On-Campus Best Architecture/Design. The developer is American Campus Communities Inc.
“Today’s students expect environmental responsibility from their campus as well as great amenities,” said Daniel R. McAllister, NCARB, principal, director of architecture at KTGY. “UCI’s new student housing communities certainly set the bar very high for both amenities as well as green living.”
Established in 1991, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, provides comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; and Tysons Corner, Va. For more information, see www.ktgy.com.