KTGY Architecture + Planning Receives 2019 Gold Nugget Award Honors for Northern California Communities

KTGY Architecture + Planning, Irvine, San Jose, Trumark Home, Tesoro Viejo Development, McCaffrey Homes, Madera

Awards pay tribute to superior architectural design and planning 

IRVINE, Calif. – Judges for the 2019 Gold Nugget Awards have recognized international award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning at its annual competition in 10 different award categories and 11 awards. The award program honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and international. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards were announced on May 31, 2019, as a feature highlight of PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field.

Selected by a panel of top industry experts who reviewed 600+ entries, these award winners showcase the most exciting trends in design, planning and building. At the 56th Annual Gold Nugget Awards, KTGY was recognized in categories including a special award of excellence, best affordable housing community, best supportive/transitional housing, best multi-family housing community, best senior living community, best single-family detached home, innovative housing design, and best innovative energy design.  The Gold Nugget Award of Merit winners located in Northern California are:

BEST MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING COMMUNITY – 30-60 DU/ACRESP78 at San Pedro Square
Location: San Jose, Calif.
Builder/Developer: Trumark Homes
Architect/Designer: KTGY Architecture + Planning
Land Planner: KTGY Architecture + Planning 

This community is dispersed along three city blocks adding to the urban rhythm unfolding around San Pedro Square. Positioned with a zero setback to the city streets, this reinforces the urban setting. The contemporary design is seen in the flat rooflines, horizontal lines and simplistic detailing. Dark brick lines the base while the yellow doors pop. Alternating paneling and the use of a clean cream tone further the visual interest. Wanting to avoid the common front to back skinny townhome design, KTGY spun them 90-degrees to create more units with corner glass; and for the interior units, one big wide wall of glass instead of two smaller window walls front and back. These unique room shapes and orientations, mixed with interior design touches, helped create a loft-like urban-feel matching the location. By adding ceiling height and an extra foot of glass, your eyes travel upward and you gain sweeping views of downtown furthering the urban loft feeling of the homes. Reinforcing the urban, these homes are walkable to the office and the marketplace, and adjacent to a new city park, the greater community becomes residents of the urban “backyard.”  

BEST SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOME — UNDER 1,800 SQ. FT. 
Altura – Bryce Plan 

Location: Madera, Calif.
Builder: McCaffrey Homes
Developer: Tesoro Viejo Development
Architect/Designer: KTGY Architecture + Planning 

The goal of the project was to meet the market need for attainably priced, entry-level homes that match the luxury feel of the new Tesoro Viejo master-planned community and create a dynamic neighborhood. Some of the highlights of Altura’s Bryce Plan include three architectural styles: Farm House, Santa Barbara and Spanish, which respond to the established design guidelines of the new master plan and serve to create a seamless community aesthetic no matter the price point. The small lot sizes with reasonably sized homes were designed to meet a price point that would allow for low down payments based upon current FHA loan requirements providing opportunities for homeownership within the master-planned community and submarket, which has been unavailable to this buying segment. When the architectural team was brought in on this neighborhood, the design utilized a T-courtyard home. The team adjusted the plan to create a more traditional front-loaded design in response to the needs and desires of the target market. This choice also served to enhance the street scene and provide homeowners with better parking for their guests and more private backyards. This plan creates distinct live-play-rest zones in the house by establishing the lower lever as shared space and the upper level as a private retreat. With an option to convert the third bedroom into a loft or den, this plan is ideal for the target market of new/young families allowing for flexibility as the family grows and needs change.  

BEST SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOME — 1,800 TO 2499 SQ. FT. 
Altura – Katelyn Plan 

Location: Madera, Calif.
Builder: McCaffrey Homes
Developer: Tesoro Viejo Development
Architect/Designer: KTGY Architecture + Planning 

The goal of the project was to meet the market need for attainably priced, entry-level homes in the new Tesoro Viejo master-planned community and create a dynamic neighborhood. Farm House, Santa Barbara, and Spanish architectural styles respond to the established design guidelines of the new master plan and serve to create a seamless authentic community aesthetic. The small lot sizes with reasonably sized homes were designed to meet a price point that would allow for a low down payment based upon current FHA loan requirements providing opportunities for homeownership within the master-planned community and submarket, which has been unavailable to this buying segment. When the architectural team was brought in, the design utilized a T-courtyard home. The team adjusted the plan to create a more traditional front-loaded design in response to the needs and desires of the target market. This choice also served to enhance the street scene and provide homeowners with conventional guest parking and more private outdoor space. Altura’s Katelyn Plan provides staggered garages, a one-car and tandem two-car, adding dynamic movement to the street scene, setting this plan apart and providing parking for up to four cars. Bound by the tandem garage and the dining room is the outdoor room, this space is connected to both the kitchen and dining, expanding the space and deepening the connection to the surrounding nature. There is optional flex space in the tandem garage for a hobby room with walk-in pantry to meet the needs of families. 

About KTGY Architecture + Planning
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. Visit www.ktgy.com.

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