Best Custom Home Over 8,000 Square Feet – K2, Aspen, Colo.

By Leah Demirjian | July 10, 2017


From 635 U.S. and international entries, the judges selected a final round of Grand- and Merit-worthy projects in categories including single-family, multifamily, and custom residential, as well as mixed-use and commercial designs.


On June 29, the Gold Nugget Awards program conferred honors to its 2017 winners at a gala celebration in San Diego, Calif. Now in its 54th year, the program recognizes projects that improve communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development.


This year’s competition drew 635 entries in 48 categories, including commercial, office space, renovated projects, mixed-use, affordable, multi-family projects, site planning, single-family production, and custom homes. The judges praised creative approaches to classic concepts and the depth of detail executed in the winning projects. Trends especially prominent in this year’s projects include open floor plans that make the most of small footprints and the outdoors, and a surge in contemporary design.


This year’s judging panel included Jamie Sue Gorski, chief marketing officer at The Bozzuto Group; William Hezmhalhalch, principal at Santa Ana, Calif.-based WHA Architects Planners Designers; Larry S. Kush, principal at Citadel Land Advisory Group in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tyler Monroe, vice president at Thomas Safran & Associates in Los Angeles; Mark Scheurer, principal at Newport Beach, Calif.-based Mark Scheurer Architect; Deanna Sihon, vice president, advisory at Meyers, LLC; and BUILDER’s assistant design editor, Leah Demirjian.


Judge Mark Scheurer said this year’s competition was exceptional with winners showcasing the best in design. “Creative ideas in design do not know boundaries,” he said. “We found the level of excellence to be particularly heartening this year.”


“All of the winners inspire optimism about our building industry,” said Gold Nugget Awards Judging Chairman and show producer Lisa Parrish. “All of them can be very proud of their achievement in a competitive year.”


Best Custom Home Over 8,000 Square Feet—K2, Aspen, Colo.
Builder: Structural Associates; Architect: Charles Cunniffe Architects


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


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