Finalists Selected for the Second Annual Design Excellence Awards Presented by Multi-Housing News

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorThe finalists have been chosen for MHN’s Second Annual Design Excellence Awards. Projects were chosen based on a number of criteria, including overall composition, functionality, aesthetics, special attributes and sustainable elements, if applicable.The panel was comprised of five industry professionals, including Darin Schoolmeester, AIA, LEED AP and principal at MVE & Partners in Irvine, Calif.; Susan Slotkis, Allied Member ASID, author of “Foundations of Interior Design” and adjunct assistant professor at F.I.T. in New York; and Bruce Englebaugh, AIA, partner at Minno & Wasko in Lambertville, N.J. Joining them were Christine Hunter, AIA, LEED AP and a principal at Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC in New York and Jonathan Baron, Allied Member ASID and principal of New York-based Baron Design Inc.A number of trends were observed during the judging process—many of which the finalists embraced—including the importance of putting developments into the context of their environments, as well as the value of innovation and the impact developments have on their surrounding neighborhoods. “I am pleased that many entries considered affordable, approachable and thoughtful designs for seniors and moderate-income residents,” notes Slotkis. “Many of the entries that did consider these issues came up with some innovative and community-minded solutions.”The jurors observed, however, that, given the prevalence of the current green movement, sustainable projects were largely underrepresented. Indeed, as Hunter observes, “the ‘greenest’ apartment buildings submitted were downtown high-rise projects.” On the contrary, she observes the need for low-rise developments to consider “a more thoughtful and environmentally sound approach to site planning.”Despite the lack of “green” project submissions, Hunter did note “the creativity and great variety of adaptive re-use projects all over the country.”Winners will be announced in the October issue of MHN and recognized at Multi-Housing World in Denver on Sept. 17-19. The following is the list of finalists for this year’s Design Excellence Awards:Category: High-Rise717 OlympicLos AngelesDeveloper/Builder/Interior Designer: Hanover R.S. Limited PartnershipArchitect: RTKL Associates Inc.5th & MadisonSeattle, WADeveloper: Beacon Capital/Kennedy WilsonArchitect/Interior Design: ruffcorn mott hinthorne stineBuilder: Turner ConstructionCategory: Mid-RiseTribute Lofts AtlantaDeveloper: The InVision GroupArchitect/Interior Designer: Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects, PCBuilder: Choate ConstructionMidtown NorthReston, VADeveloper: KettlerArchitect: CMSS Architects, PCInterior Designer: ForrestPerkins LLCBuilder: Bovis Lend Lease, Inc.25 Bond StreetNew YorkDeveloper: Goldman PropertiesArchitect/Interior Designer: BKSK Architects LLPBuilder: Ideal Construction730 LoftsMinneapolisDeveloper: Schafer Richardson Inc.Architect: UrbanWorks ArchitectureInterior Designer: G2 GroupBuilder: Kraus Anderson ConstructionChatham 44New YorkDeveloper/Builder: Chatham Development CompanyArchitect: The Stephen B. Jacobs Group, PCInterior Designer: Andi Pepper Interior DesignCategory: Low-RiseColony at Bandon CoveBandon, ORDeveloper: Bandon Land Development Co, LLCArchitect, Interior Designer: Myhre Group ArchitectsBuilder: Joseph Hughes ConstructionIcon at DoyleEmeryville, CADeveloper: Prometheus REGArchitect: Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, Sternberg Benjamin ArchitectsInterior Designer: CDC DesignBuilder: West BuilderArthouse at Keller Town Center Keller, TXDeveloper/Builder: Southern Land CompanyArchitect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.Interior Designer: Southern Land CompanyThe DukeScottsdale, AZDeveloper: Context DevelopmentArchitect: Circle West Architects, P.C.Builder: Construction ZoneCategory: Mixed-Use LumaLos AngelesDeveloper: The South GroupArchitect/Interior Designer: Ankrom Moisan Associated ArchitectsBuilder: Howard S. Right Construction Company700 HarrisonBostonDeveloper: Mitchell Properties LLCArchitect/Interior Designer: ADD Inc.Builder: Payton ConstructionIvy WalkAtlantaDeveloper/Builder: John Wieland HomesDesign Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc./Chapman Coyle ChapmanArchitect of Record: Chapman Coyle ChapmanCategory: GreenMillennium Tower ResidencesNew YorkDeveloper: Millennium PartnersArchitect/Interior Designer: Handel Architects LLPBuilder: Gotham Construction CompanyOakland Park CondominiumsAtlantaDeveloper: Melaver Inc.Builder: Catamount ResidentialArchitect/Interior Designer: Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects, PCCategory: Adaptive ReuseRail Yard LoftsDenverOwner/Investor: Siegel InvestmentsArchitect: Van Meter Williams Pollack LLPBuilder: Palace ConstructionThe Cathedral BuildingSacramento, CADeveloper: 12th & K Street Mall Partners, LLCArchitect/Interior Designer: Fletcher Farr AyotteBuilder: Walsh & Forster Inc.Waterworks at Chestnut HillDeveloper: EA Fish, Diamond/SinacoriArchitect (interiors): GUND Partnership (Whitehall Condominium, Waterford, The Museum Residences); DiMella Shaffer Associates (Watermark Condominium)Builder/Architect (exterior): Suffolk Construction,Dellbrook Construction   Builder: Suffolk Construction, Northeast InteriorsShown Below From Left: The Whitehall, The Museum ResidencesGables Republic TowerDallasDeveloper: Gables ResidentialArchitect: RTKL Associates Inc.Interior Design: RTKL Associates Inc., Studio Bella, Gables ResidentialBuilder: Andres Construction Services310 South Mechanic LoftsJackson, MIDeveloper: Brookstone Capital LLCArchitect/Interior Designer: Hooker DeJongBuilder: Triangle AssociatesTitle Guarantee BuildingLos AngelesDeveloper: Daniel SwartzArchitect: Killefer Flammang ArchitectsBuilder: Turelk Inc.Category: Seniors/Active AdultDorado Senior ApartmentsBuena Park, CADeveloper/Builder: MacFarlane Costa Housing PartnersArchitect: KTGY GroupInterior Designer: Inside MattersParkview TerracesSan FranciscoDeveloper: AF Evans/China Community Development CenterPlanning Architect: Kwan Henmi ArchitectureConsulting Architect: Fougeron ArchitectureInterior Designer: Kwan Henmi, FougeronBuilder: Cahill ContractorsCategory: Student Housing Crimson Hall, Bridgewater State CollegeBridgewater, MADeveloper: Bridgewater State CollegeArchitect/Interior Designer: DiMella ShafferBuilder: Walsh BrothersPitzer College Residential LifeClaremont, CAOwner/Investor: Pitzer CollegeArchitect/Interior Designer: Carrier Johnson + CULTUREBuilder: Bayley ConstructionCategory: Workforce HousingPuerta del SolLos AngelesDeveloper: AMCAL Homes, Inc., W.O.R.K.S.Architect: Newman, Garrison, Gilmour + PartnersInterior Designer: JAG InteriorsBuilder: AMCAL General ContractorsThe AuroraBronx, NYDeveloper: L+M Equity Participants/Procida Realty and Construction/ Nos Quedamos/Melrose Associates LLCArchitect/Interior Designer: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PCBuilder: L+M BuildersCategory: AffordableThe SuttonHarlem, NYDeveloper: Duvernay + Brooks/Pennrose Properties/HCCIArchitect: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PCInterior Designer: Paul LathamBuilder: West Manor Construction Corp.Almaden ApartmentsSan Jose, CADeveloper/Builder: MacFarlane Costa Housing PartnersArchitect: Maple Dell + McClelland ArchitectsInterior Designer: Inside MattersGateway ApartmentsSan DiegoDeveloper/Builder: MacFarlane Costa Housing PartnersArchitect: John Maple ArchitectsInterior Designer: Inside MattersCategory: Traditional Neighborhood Design/New UrbanismPark VillageFort Belvoir, VADeveloper: Clark Realty Capital, LLCArchitect: The RKtects Studio, Inc.Builder: Clark Builders Group LLCThe MercadoRosemary Beach, FlDeveloper: New Orchard GroupArchitect/Interior Designer: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc.Builder: Brasfield & GorrieCategory: Transit-OrientedPacificaLong Beach, CADeveloper: Lennar South Coast Home BuildingArchitect: Withee Malcolm ArchitectsBuilder: SL Residential, Inc.Fort Totten StationWashington, D.C.Developer: Clark Realty Capital, LLCBuilder: Clark Builders Group LLCInterior Designer: Carlyn and CompanyAKA Virginia SquareArlington, VAOwner: Korman CommunitiesDeveloper: Joule LLCBuilder: Bov
is Lend LeaseArchitect/Interior Designer: WHA Architecture and Planning PCCategory: UnbuiltMirabella South WaterfrontPortland, OROwner/Investor: Pacific Retirement ServicesArchitect/Interior Designer: Ankrom Moisan Associated ArchitectsBuilder: Hoffman Construction CompanyFifteen Twenty-One Second AvenueSeattleDeveloper/Builder: Opus NWR LLCArchitect of Record: Opus Architects and EngineersDesign Architect: Weber ThompsonInterior Designer: Susan Marinello InteriorsBarn Lofts Los AngelesDeveloper: The Borman Group LLCArchitect/Interior Designer: Rockefeller Partners ArchitectsBuilder: Carr ConstructionCategory: Interior DesignMidtown Bethesda North Condominiums North Bethesda, MDDeveloper: KettlerInterior Designer: ForrestPerkinsArchitect (base building): Dorsky Hodgson Parish Yue ArchitectsBuilder: Bovis Lend LeaseChelsea Modern Sales + Design GalleryNew YorkDeveloper: Madison Equities LLCArchitect/Interior Designer: Audrey Matlock ArchitectBuilder: Diamond Construction