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    JZMK Partners Takes Home Grand Award at This Year’s Gold Nugget Awards see more

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Contact:    Maggie Boyles   

         JZMK Partners 714.426.6900

         mboyles@jzmkpartners.com

     

    COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA – July 11, 2017 – JZMK Partners took home the Grand Award for Best International Site Plan at this year’s Gold Nugget Awards—the awards “recognizing those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development” as the official website states, http://www.goldnuggetawards.com/. The Gold Nuggets are an annual event presented by PCBC and Builder magazine.

     

    Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards were announced on June 29 as a feature highlight of PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field. Call 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758 for more information.

     

    JZMK Partners’ winning site plan was for Al Houara Coastal Resort in Morocco. Al Houara is a new town / resort community 30 miles from Tangier Morocco. Open spaces of various types organize the plan and preserve sensitive habitats including a coastal dune habitat and a forest preserve. Neighborhoods are arranged to maximize views of the Atlantic Ocean and to provide a range of home types. JZMK worked with the client to modify their original development program to improve the marketability of the community by providing home designs to meet both an international and Moroccan market preferences. In conjunction with master planning, JZMK designed a series of villas, townhomes, and apartments for the community.

     

    WATG provided design for the beach front Hilton Hotel and Gary Player provided design for the 18-hole championship golf course. The golf course routing minimized exposure to the prevailing winds and allowed residential and tourist oriented uses face the beachfront. C2 Collaborative provided landscape architectural design and designed a beach front multi-use path called the “Coastal Cornish.”

     

    “JZMK is proud of the Al Houara Coastal Resort Master Plan because the plan met the client’ financial objectives while respecting the natural beauty of the site and creating great neighborhoods for families to call home.” Said JZMK’s Jason Ficht, the firm’s director of planning. “The master plan for Al Houara seeks to preserve the natural beauty of the site’s three distinct ecosystems: the oceanfront dunes, the forest, and the coastal scrublands.  This is accomplished by setting considerable land area for permanent preservation.  The plan provides view corridors of the sites key natural features by carefully placing buildings to not obstruct views and provides an interconnected network of open spaces for passive and active recreation in both the natural and the manmade. The plan responds to economic cycles by allowing for smaller phased neighborhoods complete with recreation amenities specific for the neighborhood being built.”

     

     “Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all, and were thrilled to recognize them on June 29 with a celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”

     

    Now in its 54th year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from 630 entries from around the world.

     

    For additional information please contact Maggie Boyles at 714-426-6900 or by email at mboyles@jzmkpartners.com

     

     

    About JZMK Partners

    JZMK Partners, a dynamic and award winning international Architectural and Urban Planning firm that has built a reputation based on the premise that design solutions should be creative, inspirational, and provide long term value. Using collaborative processes and current technologies to develop timeless, environmentally sensitive and cost-effective solutions, fashioning us one of the most respected and sough-after Architectural and Urban Planning firms in the domestic and international marketplace today. The firm’s influence and geographic project experience spans globally from the United States to over fifteen countries worldwide. For more information about the company, visit www.jzmkpartners.com or please contact Maggie Boyles at mboyles@jzmkpartners.com or 714.426.6900.

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    BIASC Members Win Big at The 54th Annual Gold Nugget Awards see more

     

     

    The 54th Annual Gold Nugget Awards, presented by PCBC, is the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the Nation. The awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. PCBC Closing Ceremonies & Gold Nugget Awards Gala took place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm: Awards Ceremony at the San Diego Convention Center.

     

     

    View the 2017 Gold Nugget Winner's Book by clicking on the booklet below. 

     

    View the full list of Gold Nugget Awards on PCBC’s website.

    2017 Award of Merit Honorees: Categories 1-15

    2017 Award of Merit Honorees: Categories 16-30

    2017 Award of Merit Honorees: Categories 31-49

     

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    KTGY Architecture + Planning Honored with 3 Gold Nugget Grand Awards + 8 Merit Awards see more

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


    Contact:     Anne Monaghan       
                        Monaghan Communications
                         830.997.0963


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    Gold Nugget Awards recognize those who improve communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development

    IRVINE, Calif. – International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s designs and planning were recognized at the 2017 Gold Nugget Awards ceremony for the firm’s work on nine different developments. The awards honor the firm's wide range of capabilities, excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues in attached, detached, sustainable communities, mixed-use, transit-oriented developments and senior housing.


    KTGY earned top honors in the prestigious Gold Nugget Awards design and planning competition for site planning and architecture for attached, detached and an innovative net-zero energy concept home that was on display at 2016 Greenbuild Conference in Los Angeles. KTGY’s awards totaled three Grand Gold Nugget Awards and eight Merit honors in the annual Gold Nugget competition.

     

    KTGY’s Grand Award winners are as follows:          


    Best Multifamily Housing Community - 18-30 du/acre 
    Cleo at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, Calif. 
    Builder & Developer: Brookfield Residential 

    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Age Qualified Senior Living Community - For Sale/Rent 
    Regency at Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev. 
    Builder & Developer: Toll Brothers, Inc. 

    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Residential Housing Community of the Year - Masterplan
    Wallis Ranch in Dublin, Calif. 
    Developer: Trumark Communities 
    Builders: D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, KB Home, Pulte Homes, 
    Taylor Morrison, Trumark Homes, Warmington Residential 
    Architects include both KTGY Architecture + Planning and Dahlin Group

     

    The following residential communities earned a Merit Award:

    Best Multifamily Housing Community - 18-30 du/acre 
    777 Hamilton in Menlo Park, Calif. 
    Developer: Greenheart Land Company 
    Builder: W.L. Butler Construction, Inc. 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best On the Boards Multifamily Community 
    Fourth Street East in Oakland, Calif.
    Developer: Carmel Partners 
    Builder: CP Construction West, Inc. 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Single Family Detached Home — 2,000 to 2499 sq. ft. 
    Regency at Summerlin, Wakefield Plan, in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Builder & Developer: Toll Brothers, Inc. 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Senior Housing Community - On the Boards 
    The Crossings Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Las Vegas, NV 
    Developer: The CALIDA Group 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Residential Housing Community of the Year - Best Community Site Plan
    Wallis Ranch in Dublin, Calif. 
    Developer: Trumark Communities 
    Builders: D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, KB Home, Pulte Homes, 
    Taylor Morrison, Trumark Homes, Warmington Residential 
    Architects include both KTGY Architecture + Planning and Dahlin Group


    Best On the Boards Site Plan 
    777 Middlefield in Mountain View, Calif.

    Developer: Fortbay LLC 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Affordable Housing Community — 30 to 60 du/acre
    Heritage Square Senior Apartments in Pasadena, Calif.
    Developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation 
    Builder: Dreyfuss Construction 

    KTGY Architecture + Planning is the Executive Architect. Steinberg Architects is the design architect.

    Best Zero Net Energy Home Design 
    KB Home ProjeKt Concept Home in Los Angeles, Calif. 
    Builder & Developer: KB Home 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    The oldest and largest program of its kind—now in its 54th year—the Gold Nugget Awards program recognizes those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The competition is open to builders, developers, architects and land planners with projects in the United States and all international countries. Sponsored by BUILDER magazine, the Gold Nugget Awards program is the premier event of the annual PCBC, the nation's largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region. Grand Award winners emerged from the Award of Merit circle, and all were celebrated at the PCBC Closing Ceremonies & Gold Nugget Awards Presentation on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. For information about Gold Nugget Awards, see: www.goldnuggetawards.com.

     

    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 www.ktgy.com.

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    Wells Fargo Helps Raise Awareness for HomeAid at PCBC see more

    “Unselfie” photo booth also raises $20,000 to fight homelessness.

     

     

    SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) JUNE 29, 2017--HomeAid America, a building industry charity and one of the nation’s largest builders of housing for the homeless, was sponsored by Wells Fargo to host an “unselfie” photo booth at the Pacific Coast Builder Conference in San Diego on June 28-29th. As part of this promotion, Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the charity. Wells Fargo has been a long-time supporter and contributed over $1 million to support HomeAid and help launch the expansion of new chapters nationwide over the past 17 years.

     

    “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Wells Fargo at PCBC again this year to highlight the industry’s efforts to fight homelessness,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. “Our “Unselfie” photo booth at the Show allowed visitors to take “unselfies” that were immediately posted on HomeAid and Wells Fargo’s social media sites to bring attention to the ongoing battle to end homelessness. Over the course of PCBC, hundreds of unselfies were taken and the word was spread at the very well-attended PCBC this year.”

     

    “Wells Fargo is thrilled to continue our long standing relationship with HomeAid to provide crucial housing solutions and support services to the homeless,” said Elena Bennett, Wells Fargo’s Sr. VP of Commercial Real Estate and member of the HomeAid America Board of Directors. “The services of HomeAid are even more critical today given the increasing levels of homelessness that many communities are now experiencing.”

     

    HomeAid was created in 1989 as a building industry effort to give back to the community by addressing the issue of homelessness. According to the National Law Center on Homelessness, each year over 3.5 million Americans experienced homelessness at some point. Nearly 1.5 million of them were children. HomeAid’s program identifies charities in the community working to help the homeless that need additional facilities in which to house people and provide programmatic resources such as job skills training and financial counseling, as well as physical and emotional support. HomeAid then finds builders who are willing to take on these projects and build them at a deep discount by enlisting their trade partners to give their time and materials as in-kind donations.

     

    The HomeAid model has been proven to be hugely successful for 28 years now and the organization currently has 17 chapters in 12 states, typically affiliated with the local Building Industry Association. These chapters of HomeAid have built 500 housing projects valued at over $220 million, but which cost the recipient charities only $103 million due to in-kind contributions by generous builders and their trade partners. More importantly, over the years these facilities have housed over 280,000 people who would otherwise have been homeless.

     

     

    ABOUT HOMEAID AMERICA

    HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, founded in Southern California in 1989. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed 500 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $220 million, of which nearly 50 percent has been donated by the building industry. HomeAid currently has 60 additional projects in development across the country. Over the years, HomeAid has added over 9,300 beds in facilities helping the homeless, housing over 280,000 people. HomeAid works through a network of 17 active chapters in 12 states across the country. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit http://www.homeaid.org.

     

    ABOUT WELLS FARGO

    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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    KB Home, Danielian Associates, B+D Magazine and The New Home Company to be presenting at PCBC. see more

    Jacob Atalla, Vice President, Sustainability, of KB Home; Megan Eltringham, VP of Marketing, of The New Home Company; John Leehey, Director of Planning, of Danielian Associates; John A. Danielian, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, of Danielian Associates; Nick Slevin, Publisher, of Builder and Developer Magazine; and Jacob Atalla, Vice President, Sustainability, of KB Home will be presenting at the upcoming Pacific Coast Builders Conference, or simply known as PCBC, taking place from June 22 & 23, 2016 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

     

     

    PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region for advancing the art, science and business of housing. PCBC alternates each year between San Francisco and San Diego and has been endorsed as the official show of Leading Builders of America (LBA), whose membership includes 21 of the largest publicly and privately held homebuilders in the nation. PCBC is sponsored by the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).

     

     

    PCBC launched in 1959 as a small educational conference at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, PCBC is now an annual two-day conference, product display and business exchange and is open to anyone professionally involved in the building industry, including builders, developers, architects, remodelers, designers, contractors, dealers/distributors and suppliers/manufacturers.

     

     

    BIASC Member Presenters at PCBC:

     

     

    To catch Jacob Atalla, Vice President, Sustainability, of KB Home speaking at PCBC about “Progressive Building Science Technology, Design and Application,” go to North Room 120 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

     

     

    To hear Megan Eltringham, VP of Marketing, of The New Home Company and John Leehey, Director of Planning, of Danielian Associates speak about “The New Sustainability: Connecting People and Places through New Trends & Applications,” head to North Room 120 from 12:30 pm  to 1:30 pm.

     

     

    To see John A. Danielian, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, of Danielian Associates and Nick Slevin, Publisher, of Builder and Developer Magazine at PCBC speak about “A Case Study Utilizing the ABC Green Home 3.0,” head to North Room 120 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm.

     

     

    To hear Jacob Atalla, Vice President, Sustainability, of KB Home present “Tap into WaterSense! Differentiate your Homes,” go to North Room 120 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

     

     

    To register for PCBC click here.