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Dahlin Group Takes 8 Grand Honors in Gold Nugget Awards

Smaller, Smarter Homes and International Work Highlight Firm's Winners

San Francisco, Calif. June 21, 2009 -- Dahlin Group Architecture Planning led all winners in the 2009 Gold Nugget Awards, collecting eight Grand and 14 Merit honors, including Residential Project of the Year, Detached. The Gold Nugget Awards competition honors architectural design and planning excellence in 14 Western States and internationally; winners were celebrated June 18 at PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for real estate development.

Higher density, greener detached home neighborhoods, attached housing and redevelopment site planning accounted for five of Dahlin Group’s Grand Awards, with two for international work and one for custom home design. Tops in their categories, Grand Awards came from the Merit Award winners judges selected in May. See winners and judges’ comments at

“We are deeply gratified to be recognized by a program that has long exemplified the best of the best to the design, planning and development community,” said Doug Dahlin, founder and president of Dahlin Group Architecture Planning. “We thank the judges, and our clients, who share the firm’s commitment to exemplary land use and design.”

Dahlin Group winners:

  • Lane Woods in Menlo Park for Summerhill Homes, which earned Grands as the Residential Community of the Year, Detached and for infill/redevelopment site planning; it also took a Merit Award for Plan Three.
  • Classics at Miramonte in Mountain View for Classic Communities, which earned a Grand for Plan 3 as detached home on lot size under 3200 square feet, and Merits for Residential Community of the Year and for Plans 6 and 9.
  • Athena at Mosaic in San Ramon for Shapell Homes, which earned a Grand for Plan 3 and Merits for Plans 1 and 4, all for detached home design.
  • Celsius 44 in Petaluma for St. James Properties, which earned a Grand for attached housing at a density of 18 to 40 units/acre.
  • Residence in Ketchum, Idaho for a private client earned a Grand for Custom Homes up to 5,000 square feet.
  • Luxe Hills Naperville Condominiums in Chengdu, China for Chengdu Wide Horizon Real Estate Development Co., Ltd earned a Grand for International Residential Project. For the same client, the Naperville Townhomes and the Luxe Hills Gold Clubhouse earned Merits for residential and commercial or retail project, international.
  • Zawi’yet  Ad’dahmani Development in Tipoli, Libya for Rumla, Inc. earned a Grand for on-the-boards site planning, international.
  • Morgan Lane in Menlo Park for Taylor Morrison, earned three Merit Awards, for site planning, for Plan 3 and for Residential Community of the Year.
  • Konstantinovo in Domodedovo, Russia for Eurasia Investment and Industrial Group earned a Merit for on the boards site planning, international.
  • Royal Manor in Sanshui, China for Foshan Shanshui Yundonghai Garden Hotel Co. Ltd earned a Merit for Residential Project, international.

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning is a full-service architecture and planning firm with award-winning expertise in urban design and planning, transit-oriented development, seniors housing, community and recreational facilities, commercial buildings, custom homes and community residential concepts for a range of densities and locales. Dahlin Group maintains offices in Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County, California; and in Beijing and Hangzhou, China. See


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