Seniors housing design awards bestowed

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810 Pine Ave. won the Grand Award in the Best Senior Housing Community — On the Boards. (Artist's rendering courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning)
810 Pine Ave. won the Grand Award in the Best Senior Housing Community — On the Boards. (Artist's rendering courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning)

Winners of this year's Gold Nugget awards were announced Thursday at the California Building Industry Association's Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco.

Earning a Grand Award in the Best Senior Housing Community — On the Boards (under development) category was 810 Pine Ave., a 78-unit, high-rise assisted living building in Long Beach, CA.

The builder on the project is Global Premier Development, the developer is Global Premier Development, and the architect and planner is KTGY Architecture + Planning.

The new building will be constructed on a surface parking lot serving the adjacent historic office building being renovated by the same developer, KTGY said.

“Companion buildings offer city living for seniors with a continuum of care, ranging from assisted living to memory care," according to the firm. “Shared garage and separate circulation lobbies allow for efficient movement to both buildings while preserving their unique identities.”

The building features a grand lobby at the street level, and a second-level terrace serves as the building's front porch, KTGY said. A rooftop garden and terrace offer views to the ocean.

“This new senior community is planned so residents have vibrant common living areas that combine with the retreat of private rooms to make a home,” according to the company.

Additional awards

The Grand Award winner in the Best Service-Enriched Senior Community – Independent Living/Assisted Living/Memory Care category was The Blake at the Grove in Baton Rouge, LA.

The builder on the project was Palmisano Contractors, developer was Cardinal Ventures/CR Properties, architect was Humphreys and Partners Architects and interior design was by Cardinal Ventures/CR Properties.

The Grand Award winner in the Best Age-Qualified Senior Living Community – For Sale/Rent category was Verano in Santa Clarita, CA.

The builder and developer was Pardee Homes, the architect was Robert Hidey Architects, the planner was Sikand Engineering Associates, and interior design was by Pacific Dimensions Inc. (models) and LunaPearl Studio (clubhouse).

The Grand Award winner in the Best Affordable Senior Housing Community category was Luxaira in Irvine, CA.

The builder was Portrait Construction, the developer was Related California and FivePoint, the architect was WHA, the planner was KTGY Architecture + Planning and the interior design was by Mannigan Design.

Several Awards of Merit were bestowed for senior housing properties as well, and additional Grand and Merit awards were given for other types of projects. A winners' gallery for this year and previous years is posted online.

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