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Best Sustainable Residential Community
Award of Merit
Vintage Crossings
Anaheim, CA
Builder:
Portrait Homes
Developer:
The Related Companies of California
Architect/Designer:
Withee Malcolm Architects
Landscape Architect:
Site Design Studio
Interior Design:
Mannigan Design, Inc.
Heritage Oaks
Oakdale, CA
Builder:
Adroit Development, Inc.
Developer:
Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing
Architect/Designer/Land Planner:
KTGY Group, Inc.
Landscape Architect:
Environmental Patterns, Inc.
Interior Design:
Interior Consultants
Sail
Vancouver BC, Canada
Builder:
Adera Development Corporation
Developer:
Adera Development Corporation
Architect/Designer:
Rositch Hemphill & Associates Architects
Interior Design:
Portico design Group Ltd.
Azahar Place Apartments
Ventura, CA
Builder: Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
Developer:
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
Architect/Designer:
Peikert Group Architects, LLP
Land Planner:
Jensen Design and Survey
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nterior Design:
Jone Pence (for Community Building Only)
Grand Award
La Valentina
Sacramento, CA
Builder:
Brown Construction, Inc.
Developer:
Domus Development
Architect/Designer:
David Baker + Partners
Architects
Judges Statement:
This is a mixed-use affordable housing project in Sacramento, California. The remediated brownfield site was once home to auto-repair shops that
left the soil very polluted with arsenic, mercury, and lead. The land sat vacant for over 20 years and became notorious for crime. Domus Development was selected by the
City of Sacramento to redevelop the property into the region’s first true transit oriented development.
Not only has it been transformed from a vacant, blighted site into beautiful, thriving residences, but it has also been a catalyst for transforming perceptions about a
greener and more economically vibrant Sacramento. The buildings that comprise the community are aesthetically distinctive, and are at the forefront of green technology
and design. The North site is home to near NET-ZERO energy usage buildings that exceed Title 24 by over 50%. The project is also a Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Homes of the Future case study with the goal of encouraging other developers to make the same commitment to energy efficiency. Most importantly, this is a beacon of
hope that connects a formerly distressed neighborhood to the heart of downtown at the beginning of its renaissance.
Photographer: Bruce Damonte Photography
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