Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
Withee Malcolm Architects is no stranger to the Gold Nugget Awards having won more than a half dozen in recent years. Nonetheless, this year’s quartet of winners is especially noteworthy as the awards honor a diverse range of projects that include mixed-use, affordable senior housing, industrial renovation and a site plan for a new community. Established in 1963, the Gold Nugget Awards are one of the leading competitions in the building industry and winners share one common denominator: excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues.
“Our work is driven by the desire to provide better solutions to challenges facing our clients and the communities we serve — be it a constrained urban site, a new mix of uses, the revitalization of an outdated facility or social and environmental sustainability,” said Dan Withee, founding partner of the architecture firm. “The Gold Nugget Awards are confirmation that we are focusing our energy and creativity on the right issues.”
On June 28, when this year’s awards are presented during the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco, Withee Malcolm will be recognized for their work in four separate categories: Rehab Commercial/Industrial, Unical Aviation, Inc., City of Industry; Mixed-use Project, The Gateway at City Center, Carson; Seniors Housing Community Affordable, City Center, Ontario; and On the Boards Site Plan Central Park Village, Brea.
For Unical Aviation, Withee Malcolm’s radical renovation turned a bare bones warehouse into an inviting, efficient work environment that reflects the spirit of the new tenant, a fast-growing aviation parts supplier. The adapted facility includes new executive office space, warehouse, shop areas, laboratories and testing operations as well as lunch, exercise, and game rooms, and even a quiet space for yoga.
The Gateway at City Center is a mixed-use community that provides senior affordable housing over ground floor retail. The facility, developed by Thomas Safran Associates, is one of the first to be built in the Carson’s Downtown Corridor and its design defines the context for a pedestrian-oriented street scene.
City Center, developed by Related Companies of California in close collaboration with the City of Ontario and the Ontario Housing Authority, as part of the city's central redevelopment plan, brings senior affordable housing to a convenient downtown location. Withee Malcolm worked Gary R. Collins, design architect, to deliver a building that reflects the civic character and quality of the surrounding community.
Central Park Village, the new masterplan for J.H. Real Estate Partners, Inc. for a centrally located site in the City of Brea introduces a mix of uses that will transform a 14-acre vacated hospital site into a vibrant, sustainable, mixed-use village, where, in exchange for increased densities, the city gains a one-acre park.
“Successful projects are the result of shared vision and hard work,” says founding partner Dale Malcolm. “We are fortunate to be a part of teams that are committed to making a positive difference with their developments and we celebrate these awards with them.”
Withee Malcolm Architects serves clients in the residential and commercial industrial markets throughout the West from their offices in Torrance, California. For more information on the firm, visit http://www.witheemalcolm.com