May 22, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) — Judges for the 2017 Gold Nugget Awards have named John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. JFAK earned its Merit honors for Peace Creek Villas, which was honored for Best International Residential Project.
Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards will be 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. Located in Chengdu, China and completed in 2015, Peace Creek Villas is a neighborhood of detached villas containing four different three-story villa types. The scheme is conceived as a new residential model that engages the landscape with organic forms.
“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 we forward to our June 29 celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”
Now in it’s 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 over 600 entries from around the world.