BEST CUSTOM HOME—5,000 TO 10,000 SQUARE FEET

Auerbach Residence, Los Angeles

Builder: Tyler Development, Calabasas, Calif.; Developer: L. Auerbach Associates, Santa Monica, Calif.; Architect: Landry Design Group, Los Angeles

BEST CUSTOM HOME—OVER 10,000 SQUARE FEET

Berberian Residence, Los Angeles

Builder: Finton Associates, Arcadia, Calif.; Architect: Landry Design Group, Los Angeles

BEST RENOVATED OR RESTORED SINGLE HOUSE

JUDGMENT DAY: The 2006 Gold Nuggets judges: (back row, from left): Patrick McBride, GMS Architectural Group, Bellevue, Wash.; Matt Cody, Cachet Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Nick Lehnert, Distinguished Homes, Anaheim Hills, Calif.; Donal O'Callaghan, SP Destination Properties, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Rick New, DTJ Design, Boulder, Colo.; Richard Emsiek, McLarand Vasquez Emsiek  Partners, Irvine, Calif.; (front row, from left): Erika Geiser, Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Jenny Sullivan, BUILDER, Washington; Lisa Parrish, Peter M. Mayer Productions, Alta Loma, Calif.; Shane Parrish, Peter M. Mayer Productions, Alta Loma.

JUDGMENT DAY: The 2006 Gold Nuggets judges: (back row, from left): Patrick McBride, GMS Architectural Group, Bellevue, Wash.; Matt Cody, Cachet Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Nick Lehnert, Distinguished Homes, Anaheim Hills, Calif.; Donal O'Callaghan, S&P Destination Properties, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Rick New, DTJ Design, Boulder, Colo.; Richard Emsiek, McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, Irvine, Calif.; (front row, from left): Erika Geiser, Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Jenny Sullivan, BUILDER, Washington; Lisa Parrish, Peter M. Mayer Productions, Alta Loma, Calif.; Shane Parrish, Peter M. Mayer Productions, Alta Loma.

Rubnitz Residence, San Francisco

Builder: A. Murphy Construction, Point Richmond, Calif.; Architect: Rossington Architecture, San Francisco

BEST ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT—CHANGING OCCUPANCY OR USE

Tip Top Lofts, Toronto

Builder: Lomax Construction Management, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Developer: Context Development, Toronto; Architect/ Land planner: Architects Alliance, Toronto

BEST MIXED-USE PROJECT (TIE)

Esther Short Commons, Vancouver, Wash.

Builder: R&H Construction, Portland, Ore.; Developers: Vancouver Housing Authority, Vancouver, Wash., and Kemperco, Portland; Architect: William Wilson Architects, Portland

Casa Mina, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Builder: Frosher Lewis, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Developer: Top Shelf Development, Danville, Calif.; Architect/Land planner: B3 Architects, a Berkus Design Studio, Santa Barbara; Architect of record: Tom Meaney Architects, Santa Barbara

BEST AFFORDABLE PROJECT—UNDER 30 DU/AC

Othello Station, Seattle

Builder: Walsh Construction, Seattle; Developer: Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle; Architect: WRT Solomon E.T.C., San Francisco

BEST LOFT PROJECT (FOR SALE OR RENT)

O1 Lofts, Sacramento, Calif.

Builder: Walsh & Forster, Sacramento, Calif.; Developer: LoftWorks, Sacramento; Architect: Fletcher Farr Ayotte, Portland, Ore.

BEST LIVE/WORK PROJECT (FOR SALE OR RENT) AND BEST NEIGHBORHOOD SITE PLAN—UNDER 15 ACRES

Via Roble, Escondido, Calif.

Builder: Sun County Builders, Vista, Calif.; Developer: Trinity Housing Group, Del Mar, Calif.; Architect/Land planner: Rodriguez Associates Architects & Planners, San Diego

BEST LOW-RISE APARTMENT PROJECT (UP TO THREE STORIES OF HOUSING)

Mandela Gateway, Oakland, Calif.

Builder: James E. Roberts–Obayashi Corp., Danville, Calif.; Developer: Bridge Housing Corp., San Francisco; Architect: Michael Willis Architects, San Francisco

BEST HIGH-RISE APARTMENT PROJECT (OVER SIX STORIES OF HOUSING)

Avalon Bay, San Francisco

Builder/Developer: Avalon Bay Communities, San Jose, Calif.; Architect/Land planner: Fisher-Friedman Associates, Emeryville, Calif.

BEST SENIORS HOUSING PROJECT—DETACHED

Brighton Park, Bakersfield, Calif.

Builder/Developer: Castle & Cooke, Bakersfield, Calif.; Architect: Danielian Associates, Irvine, Calif.

BEST SENIORS HOUSING PROJECT—ATTACHED

Classic Residence by Hyatt, Palo Alto, Calif.

Builder: Devcon Construction Co., Milpitas, Calif.; Developer: Classic Residence, Chicago; Architect: Steinberg Architects, San Jose, Calif.

BEST COMMUNITY SITE PLAN—15 TO 99 ACRES

Bayside Site Plan, Hercules, Calif.

Builders/Developers: John Laing Homes, Roseville, Calif., and William Lyon Homes, San Ramon, Calif.; Architect/Planner: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.

BEST REDEVELOPMENT, REHAB, OR INFILL SITE PLAN

Mission Meridian Village, South Pasadena, Calif.

Builder: Gangi Builders, Burbank, Calif.; Developer: Mission Meridian Station, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Architect/Land planner: Moule & Polyzoides Architects/Urbanists, Pasadena, Calif.

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