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



Contact:    Maggie Boyles   

     JZMK Partners 714.426.6900



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.