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The top innovators in planning, design, and development were honored Friday night during the annual Gold Nugget Awards ceremony and gala at PCBC, the largest home building trade show representing the West Coast.

Jurors selected merit winners and one grand winner in over 50 categories, including single-family production, multifamily, affordable, mixed-use, custom homes, commercial, office, renovations, and site planning, out of roughly 600 U.S. and international entries.

The Residences at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, Calif., took top honors as Multifamily Community of the Year and Best Multifamily Housing Community, 30 to 60 du/acre. Architect MVE + Partners, builder Bernards, and developer UDR created the 516-unit development over 17 acres adjacent to the Pacific Ocean.

Jurors called the “beach-inspired” project outstanding, saying “it’s richly layered into six residential apartment neighborhoods that wrap around a stunning community amenity of the wave-inspired recreational buildings along the organizing horseshoe loop.”

In addition to being honored at the Gold Nugget Awards, The Residences at Pacific City was a merit winner in the 2018 MFE Awards.

Here’s a roundup of the other multifamily developments who garnered grand awards.

Best Multifamily Housing Community, under 15 du/acre: Trilogy in Summerlin by Shea Homes, Summerlin, Nev.; Builder: Shea Homes; Architect/Designer: KTGY Architecture + Planning

Chris Mayer

Best Multifamily Housing Community, 15 to 30 du/acre: Promontory at Civita, San Diego; Builder: The New Home Co.; Architect/Designer: Woodley Architectural Group

Eric Figge

Best Multifamily Housing Community, 60 to 100 du/acre: 388, Pasadena, Calif.; Builder: Adept Construction; Developer: Octane / Adept-Urban; Architect/Designer: Adept Architecture

David Guettler

Best Multifamily Housing Community, 100 du/acre or more: The Griffin on Spring Street, Los Angeles; Builder: Holland Construction Group; Developer: Holland Partner Group; Architect/Designer: MVE + Partners

Creative Noodle

Best Student or Faculty Housing: Bellevue College Student Housing, Phase 1, Bellevue, Wash.; Developer: Bellevue College, William Tribble, executive director; Architect/Designer: NAC Architecture, Ron van der Veen

Lara Swimmer

Best Innovative Energy Design: Sitka, Seattle; Builder: Exxel Pacific; Developer: Vulcan Real Estate; Architect/Designer: Runberg Architecture Group

Christophe Servieres

Best Mixed-Use Project: Talaria at Burbank, Burbank, Calif.; Builder: McCormick Construction; Developer: Cusumano Real Estate Group; Architect/Designer: Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh

Michael Arden

Best on the Boards Multifamily Community: Esterra Park, Redmond, Wash.; Builder: Exxel Pacific; Developer: Capstone Partners; Architect/Designer: Runberg Architecture Group

Runberg Architecture Group

Best on the Boards Mixed-Use Project: Colorado Rockies Mixed-Use Development, Denver; Builder: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; Developer: Colorado Rockies; Architect/Designer: Stantec


Best Affordable Housing Community, 60 du/acre or more: Mosaic Gardens at Westlake in Los Angeles; Builder: Walton Construction Services; Developer: LINC Housing Corp.; Architect/Designer: Lahmon Architects

Benny Chan/fotoworks

Best Affordable Senior Housing Community:Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments in Antioch, Calif.; Builder: Sunseri Construction; Developer: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates; Architect/Designer: PYATOK architecture + urban design

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View the full list of winners across all the categories here.