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Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Earns 10 Gold Nugget Awards For Widely Ranging Design/Planning Projects in U.S. And Abroad

Project Of The Year, Custom Designs, Rehabilitation And On-The-Boards Commissions From Western U.S. and China Clientele Are Among Gold Nugget Merit Awards

Pleasanton, California, May 20 -- Dahlin Group Architecture Planning has earned 10 Awards of Merit in the 2011 Gold Nugget Awards design and planning competition. The firm’s honors were announced Tuesday by PCBC, host sponsor of Gold Nuggets, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious design and planning competitions.

Among the largest architectural firms in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Dahlin Group earned Merit Awards in categories that reflect its broad capabilities. Dahlin Group’s winners this year include custom and production residential design, rehabilitation and remodeling, site planning and community design/planning.

“The Gold Nugget Awards is an internationally recognized showcase for development trends, and with winners chosen by a jury of our peers, we see these awards as a strong validation of our work,” said Dahlin Group Founder and President, Doug Dahlin. “Our Merit winners reflect a steadfast commitment to excellence by our clients and design teams and I congratulate them all on the honors won!”

Gold Nugget entries came from throughout the United States and internationally. Grand Award winners emerge from the Award of Merit circle, and all award winners will be celebrated June 23 in San Francisco as a PCBC feature event.

Dahlin Group Gold Nugget Merit Awards:
Atria Life Guidance Village, in Sunnyvale, California, for Atria Senior Living Group, for the renovation/restoration of a single house or project

Black Diamond, in Black Diamond, Washington, for Yarrowbay Holdings, for on-the board site planning

Grand Marina in Alameda, California, for Warmington Homes, for design of a single family detached home on a compact lot, for Plans 2 & 3, and for residential project of the year for detached homes (three Merit Awards)

Jordan Ranch in Dublin, California for Mission Valley Properties, for on-the-boards design of single-family homes

Poly Stone Elephant Lake Sales Center in Chengdu, China, for Poly Chengdu Shixianghu Tourist Development Company, for rehabilitation design of a commercial/industrial project

Vidrio in Pittsburg, California, for City of Pittsburg, for residential project of the year for attached homes in a suburban setting

Weiss Residence in Napa, California for the Weiss family, for custom home design of 4000 to 6500 square feet.

Yalong Bay Villas in Hainan (Island) Province, China for Yalong Bay Golf Villa Development, Ltd., for international residential project of detached homes

About Dahlin Group:
Dahlin Group Architecture Planning is a full-service architecture and planning firm with proven expertise in residential architecture, community and recreational facilities, commercial buildings, urban design and custom homes. Noted for its command of site-specific housing types, the firm is widely recognized for sustainable planning and design and for diverse urban and suburban development achievements.   Its commitment to green and sustainable land uses and building designs is underscored by TOD, re-development and affordable projects, and by expanding LEED accreditation for principals and senior architects/planners. The company’s Digital Imaging Studio utilizes the latest computer animation technology to facilitate clear understanding of design and planning projects. Dahlin Group headquarters are in Pleasanton; the firm maintains offices in San Francisco, Irvine, and Solana Beach, California; and in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, China.   Visit

About Gold Nugget Awards:
The Gold Nugget Awards honor creative achievements in architectural design and planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The awards are sponsored by PCBC, an annual trade show and conference serving residential builders and their project teams; principal co-sponsor is BUILDER magazine. This year marks the 46th for Gold Nugget, and the first year the competition has invited entries from throughout the U.S. Also see and


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