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Golden Nugget Award Winners – Marion West and Abbey Lincoln Court

LIHI Associate Director of Housing Development John Torrence, LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee, and Runberg Architect Michele Wang display Golden Nugget Awards

Judges for the 2017 Gold Nugget Awards recognized Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and its development partners, Ruberg Architecture, Walsh Construction Co. and BNBuilders, for two projects: The Marion West and Abbey Lincoln Court.

The Marion West – photo by Michael Walmsley

The Marion West won two Grand Awards for “Residential Housing Project of the Year,” beating out for-profits, non-profits, and luxury housing developments, and “Best Affordable Housing Community (100 dwelling units per acre or more).” Abbey Lincoln Court received a Merit Award in the “Best Affordable Housing Community (100 du/acre or more)” category.

Abbey Lincoln Court – photo by Michael Walmsley

“Recognizing The Marion West for a Grand Award was an easy call,” reads the judges statement. “This project sets the standard for both affordable housing as well as addressing the urgent need to house homeless youth.”

Now in its 54th year, the Gold Nugget Awards, sponsored by Pacific Coast Builders, is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. The Gold Nugget Awards recognize architectural design and planning excellence in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories.

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