Damian Tsutsumida

Olympians aren’t the only ones hoping for gold this summer. Select developers and designers also had the opportunity to bring home the win in the form of a Gold Nugget from PCBC, the Pacific Coast’s regional conference and trade show for real estate development.

The program, which has recognized top innovators in design, planning, and development for the past 60 years, announced its 2024 grand honorees at an awards ceremony June 19 in Anaheim, California.

This year’s competition drew 675 entries in over 60 categories, including affordable, multifamily, mixed-use, single-family production, interior design, custom homes, commercial, renovations, and site planning. Jurors selected several merit winners in each grouping and elevated one project to become the grand winner.

The judging panel included some of the industry’s top designers, planners, and builders: Jamie Goldman, principal at Kephart; Donald Ruthroff, founding principal at Design Story Spaces; Karin Sumrall, senior planning and design manager at Hillwood Communities; Pierrette Tierney, regional senior vice president of development at AMH; Kimberly Timmons-Beutner, principal and creative director at Kimberly Timmons Interiors; and Symone Strong, associate editor at BUILDER and Multifamily Executive.

Here’s a roundup of seven affordable housing developments that garnered Gold Nugget grand awards.

Best Affordable Housing Community – under 30 du/acre: Belaira, Irvine, California
Developer: Related California; Builder: Portrait Construction; Architect: KTGY

Damian Tsutsumida

Best Affordable Housing Community – 30 to 60 du/acre: Stony Oaks, Santa Rosa, California
Developer: Meta Housing Corp.; Builder: R.D. Olson; Architect: DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors

Patrik Argast

Best Affordable Housing Community – 60 to 100 du/acre: Meridian, Sunnyvale, California
Developer: Related California; Builder: CORE Builders; Architect: Steinberg Hart

Keith Baker

Best Affordable Housing Community – 100 du/acre or more: The Rise on Madison / Blake House, Seattle
Developers: Bellwether Housing and Plymouth Housing; Builder: Turner Construction; Architect: Weber Thompson

Moris Moreno

Best On-the-Boards Affordable Housing Community: 424 Bryant Street, Mountain View, California
Developers: Related California and Alta Housing; Builder: CORE Builders; Architect: Seidel Architects

Courtesy Seidel Architects

Best Affordable 55+ Housing Community: Garden Brook Senior Village, Garden Grove, California
Developer: AMG & Associates; Builder: Sinanian Development; Architect: AO

Dustin Bailey

Best Supportive/Transitional Housing: Blue Oak Landing, Vallejo, California
Developer: Eden Housing; Builder: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp.; Architect: David Baker Architects

Bruce Damonte

To see the full list of grand and merit winners, please visit the PCBC website.