SoCal Awards

  • Karissa Willette posted an article
    KTGY Receives SoCal Award and Honors for Best Architectural Designs see more

    IRVINE, CALIF. - International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning have been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2017 SoCal Awards program. Three KTGY-designed communities received honors for the architectural design of single-family detached and multifamily rental residential communities and home plans at the SoCal Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 30th, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Oakwood Olympic & Olive in Los Angeles won the top award for Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community. The SoCal Awards program honors the best in professional achievement, sales, marketing and design throughout the Southern California home building industry.

    KTGY’s award-winning designs are: 


    Oakwood Olympic & Olive in Los Angeles by Lennar Multifamily Communities

    AWARD: Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community


    Oakwood Olympic & Olive in Los Angeles engages its context with its form, program and materiality. The project massing opens to the urban fabric, sharing the main outdoor courtyard experience with the city. Seventh-level massing peels away at the corner providing a rooftop terrace with kitchen and lounge seating. Feature sign, reminiscent of the landmark roof-top signs like those at the Rosslyn Hotel, announces the project’s location. Retail lines Olympic Blvd., enhancing the pedestrian experience. Leasing office, and townhome units line Olive Street, bringing residential to the street and concealing two levels of parking. With a Walk Score 95, Transit Score 100 and Bike Score 82, Oakwood Olympic & Olive embraces its neighborhood with bold gestures and is an example of how architectural design contributes to modern living.

     

    Towns at Bristol in Chino Hills by Trumark Homes

    FINALIST HONORS: Best Architectural Design – Attached Home Plan for Plan 1

    FINALIST HONORS: Best Architectural Design – Attached Home Plan for Plan 2


    Spanish and Mediterranean style architecture, pitched tile roofs, earth tone and white-washed stucco, and welcoming porches set the tone for these three-story townhomes located in Chino Hills. Guests step into the entry of plan one from the front porch, and are welcomed upstairs into the sweeping great room. Site lines from the kitchen carry through the great room to the deck, opening the space and extending the living outdoors. The pitched roof allows for additional height ceilings at the third level, creating airy and expansive bedroom spaces. Laundry placed on the third level, along with one or two additional bedrooms with the expansive master suite, adds convenience. A private ground-floor bedroom and shared full bath establish a guest retreat separate from the living spaces above. With an option for a den, owners can create a space that fits their lifestyle.

    The Trails at Baker Ranch in Lake Forest by Toll Brothers, Inc.
    FINALIST HONORS: Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. for Point Reyes Plan

    Nestled into a hillside location in Lake Forest, The Trails at Baker Ranch is a luxurious private enclave with a connection to the natural environment. Pulling influences from Tuscan, Italianate and Spanish Colonial architecture, the design mixes simple gable and hipped roof lines with stone, stucco and brick to create rustic yet refined homes. The color palette leans heavily on earthy, modest hues tying the homes to the adjacent open space. Relating to the location, these two-story homes emphasize the indoor-outdoor relationship providing covered rear loggias, private outdoor decks off the master suite and covered interior courtyards. The open and airy interiors feel modern; rich and authentic materials bring the warmth of the old-world exteriors in. Located in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, these homes are tailored for established and growing families.

     

    This year, the Greater Sales and Marketing Council received over 400 entries for the SoCal Awards. Six industry professionals served as judges and reviewed digital materials, interviewed over 30 sales professionals and visited 14 communities traveling more than 650 miles throughout Southern California before deciding on the award winners. For more information about the SoCal Awards, visit thesocalawards.com

    Building Industry Association’s Greater Sales and Marketing Council
    The Greater Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) is comprised of sales and marketing professionals in the homebuilding industry. The SMC is currently the largest and most viable council in the BIA. The council was established in the late ‘60s to enhance the sales and marketing capabilities and reputation of those who represent the BIA. The SMC is dedicated to developing a higher level of professionalism in the general membership through education and the interchange of ideas. The SMC’s governing body consists of a board of directors comprised builders, associates and suppliers. The SMC is committed to education, programs, membership, awards and community service. See greatersmc.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

  • BIASC - Staff posted an article
    BIASC Members Recognized at GSMC’s 2016 SoCal Awards see more

    The best in homebuilding shined this Saturday, September 10th at the Greater Sales & Marketing Council’s 2016 SoCal Awards. Six industry professionals spent 4 days judging nearly 500 incredible entries of over 40 building professionals and visiting 15 communities traveling 558 miles.

     

    One of the winning projects came from Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning and COE Architecture, titled The Residences at Westgate in downtown Pasadena. The project was announced the winner out of six finalists in its category, including Alterra at La Floresta by Van Daele Homes and Bassenian Lagoni; Avanti by The New Home Company and Robert Hidey Architects; Mason at Playa Vista by Brookfield Residential and KTGY Architecture; Modera Glendale by Mill Creek Residential Trust and KTGY Architecture; and Vireo at Esencia by William Lyon Homes and Mark Scheurer Architect.

     

    “We are extremely proud of the entire project team and ecstatic to have this project recognized by the building community.  This year’s finalists in the Multifamily Architecture category represented a literal who’s who of our industry’s best and we are honored to be included among them,” said John Danielian, AIA, Principal at Danielian Associates.  “Our firm takes great pride in working collaboratively to develop design solutions that support successful projects and enable our clients to achieve and exceed their goals.  The Residences at Westgate is a great story and a true testament to our firm’s guiding principles and core values.”

     

    The Residences at Westgate includes 88 units ranging from studios up to two bedroom units with lofts; a rooftop lounge with entertainment wall and demonstration kitchen; fitness center; private courtyard BBQ spaces; and approximately 16,500 SF of ground floor retail and restaurant space.

     

    Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) members, and building industry professionals from Pasadena, Palm Springs, San Diego, Encinitas, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, in 53 categories have been chosen as finalist to represent the greatest building industry professionals that Southern California has to offer.

     

    Click the link here in order to see the rest of the winners for the 2016 SoCal Awards that were presented at the awards gala at the Disneyland Hotel – Grand Ballroom.

  • BIASC - Staff posted an article
    The Finalist for GSMC’s 2016 SoCal Awards to will be recognized September 10. see more

    The best in homebuilding will shine on Saturday, September 10th at the Greater Sales & Marketing Council’s 2016 SoCal Awards. Six industry professionals spent 4 days judging nearly 500 incredible entries of over 40 building professionals and visiting 15 communities traveling 558 miles.

     

    One of the many amazing entries that have been selected as finalists for the awards was Irvine’s first Art Deco-inspired residential architecture design, Harper at Beacon Park, by Lennar, Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning, and Ambrosia Interior Design.

     

    The design combines single family detached living at an entry-level price point.  Bold, contemporary style with open floor plans allow ample room for entertaining or for growing families while creative use of indoor / outdoor living spaces create a seamless transition between the two, making interior living areas feel bigger while maximizing the outdoor space in these motor court homes. 

     

    Another design selected as a finalist for Best Architectural Design for a Multi-Family Community, titled Residences at Westgate, comes from Equity Residential, Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning, and Style Interior Design. The design paid tribute to the site’s historic automotive significance and mid-century modern architecture. The Residences at Westgate includes 88 units, a lavish amenities package with roof-top terrace, and approximately 16,500 SF of ground floor retail and restaurant space along Green Street.

     

    Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) members, and building industry professionals from Pasadena, Palm Springs, San Diego, Encinitas, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, in 53 categories have been chosen as finalist to represent the greatest building industry professionals that Southern California has to offer.

     

    Click the link here in order to see the rest of the finalists for the 2016 SoCal Awards. The winners for each category will presented at the awards gala on Saturday, September 10th at the Disneyland Hotel – Grand Ballroom.

     

    For more information contact Lisa Parrish by phone at 909-987-2758 or by email at lparrish@thenationals.com.