WASHINGTON, DC—The National Association of Home Builders has just completed the 2014 Pillars of the Industry Awards Ceremony, a unique online event, complete with virtual applause, music and laughter. But the purpose of the awards was all in earnest, since the Pillars Awards seeks to recognize creative design and development concepts, innovative financing strategies and superior management and marketing in the apartment and condo marketplace. The event was hosted by Jamie Goldman, marketing director of the Denver-based architecture firm Kephart.

Some 25 awards were distributed at the event in categories ranging from Best Student Housing Community to Best Property Manager. All of the winners appear below, and in the next few weeks, GlobeSt.com will be highlighting many of them. For more information on the NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards, please click here.

(Please follow the links on various winners below to read GlobeSt.com’s pre-event profiles)


Best Garden Apartment Community
Four Stories or Less
Sponsored by Mohawk

Belleza at Cresta Bella
San Antonio
NRP Group
Developer: NRP Group
Architect: Alamo Architects
Interior Designer: David Hawkins Interior Design
Website: livebelleza.com
Company Website: nrpgroup.com

Best Rental Apartment Community
Non-Garden, Five Stories or Less
Sponsored by Humphreys and Partners

Union WharfAlso named 2014 Community of the Year
Hord Coplan Macht
Developer: The Bozzuto Group
Architect: Hord Coplan Macht
Interior Designer: RD Jones & Associates
Website: unionwharfapts.com
Company Website: hcm2.com

Best Mid-Rise Apartment
Sponsored by Carrier

The Huxley
West Hollywood, CA
Newman Garrison + Partners
Developer: Essex/Monarch Group
Architect: Newman Garrison + Partners
Interior Designer: Zauner Manhattan Design
Website: helloweho.com/thehuxley/apartments
Company Website: nggpartners.com

Best High-Rise Apartment 
Nine or More Stories
Sponsored by AT&T Connected Communities

AVA 55 Ninth
San Francisco
AvalonBay Communities
Developer: AvalonBay Communities
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Interior Designer: Degen & Degen
Website: AVA55ninth.com
Company Website: avalonbay.com

Best Affordable Apartment Community
Sponsored by CohnReznick

Lancaster Urban Village
BGO Architects
Developer: City Wide Community Development
Architect: BGO Architects
Interior Designer: SJL Design Group
Website: lancasterurbanvillage.com
Company Website: bgoarchitects.com

Best Workforce Housing
Sponsored by KTGY Group

Terraces at Santiago
Santa Ana, CA
C&C Development
Developer: C&C Development
Architect: Bassenian Lagoni
Website: c-cdev.com/portfolio-view/terraces
Company Website: c-cdev.com

Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community
Sponsored by Design House

The District on Apache
Tempe, AZ
Humphreys & Partners Architects
Developer: Residential Housing Development
Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
Interior Designer: Spectrum Design
Website: thedistrictonapache.com
Company Website: humphreys.com

Best Adaptive Reuse
From Non-Residential Product to Rental Product

Schmidt Artist Lofts — Affordable
St. Paul, MN
Developer: Dominium
Architect: BKV Group
Interior Designer: BKV Group
Marketing Firm: Noordijk
PR/Advertising: Tunheim
Website: schmidtartistlofts.com
Company Website: dominiuminc.com

The Oronoco Waterfront Residences — Market-rate
Alexandria, VA
Developer: EYA
Architect: Shalom Baranes
Interior Designer: SR/A Interior Design
Marketing Firm: Grafik
Website: eya.com/oronoco
Company Website: eya.com

Best Garden/Small Scale Condo Community
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Skylar at Playa Vista
Playa Vista, CA
KTGY Group
Developer: KB Home – Southern California Division
Architect: KTGY Group
Interior Designer: Triomphe Design
Marketing Firm: KB Home
PR/Advertising: KB Home
Website: kbhome.com/new-homes-los-angeles-county/skylar-at-playa-vista

Best Example of Green Building Concepts
Sponsored by Southern California Edison

Stack House Apartments
Vulcan Residential
Developer: Vulcan Real Estate
Architect: Runberg Architecture Group
Interior Designer: Two9design
PR/Advertising: Frause
Website: stackhouseapartments.com/
Company Website: vulcanrealestate.com

Best Mixed-Use Community

Halstead Square at the Dunn Loring Metro
Vienna, VA
The DSF Group
Developer: The DSF Group
Architect: SK&I Architectural Design Group
Interior Designer: DSF Interiors Division
Website: halsteadsquare.com
Company Website: thedsfgroup.com

Best Mixed-Use Community Site Plan

Park Avenue Lofts
Little Rock, AR
JHP Architecture / Urban Design
Developer: Lang Partners
Architect: JHP Architecture / Urban Design
Interior Designer: Moore Design Group
Website: theparkavenuelofts.com
Company Website: jpharch.com

Best Clubhouse at a Multifamily Community
Sponsored by Kohler

The Southwestern
Meeks + Partners
Developer: Greystar Development & Construction
Architect: Meeks + Partners with Jerry Lowery
Interior Designer: Marly + Co.
Marketing Firm: Mixed Media Creations
PR/Advertising: Mixed Media Creations
Website: thesouthwestern.com
Company Website: meekspartners.com

Best Creative Financing of an Affordable Housing Community

Perris Station Senior Apartments
Perris, CA
Highridge Costa Housing Partners
Developer: Highridge Costa Housing Partners
Architect: KTGY Group
Interior Designer: Parisi Portfolio
Website: perrisstation.com
Company Website: housingpartners.com

Best Repositioning of a Multifamily Asset
Sponsored by Organized Living

Shadowbrook Apartments
Sunnyvale, CA
Prometheus Real Estate Group
Developer: Prometheus Real Estate Group
Architect: Studio T-SQ
Interior Designer: Sandler Design
Marketing Firm: Prometheus Real Estate Group
PR/Advertising: Prometheus Real Estate Group
Website: prometheusreg.com/san-francisco-properties/shadowbrook
Company Website: prometheusreg.com

Sponsored by ZIP System

Multifamily Development Firm of the Year

The NRP Group
The NRP Group
T. Richard Bailey and J. David Heller, Principals
Company Website: nrpgroup.com

Property Management Company of the Year

Gables Residential
Gables Residential
Sue Ansel, President
Company Website: gables.com


Best Leasing or Sales Center

Metropolitan Apartments
San Mateo, CA
Prometheus Real Estate Group
Developer: Prometheus Real Estate Group
Architect: MVE & Partners
Interior Designer: Marie Fisher Interior Design
Marketing Firm: Prometheus Real Estate Group
PR/Advertising: Prometheus Real Estate Group
Website: prometheusreg.com/san-francisco-properties/metropolitan.com
Company Website: prometheusreg.com

Best Lifestyle Programming

Flats at Atlas
Washington, DC
Clark Realty Capital
Developer: Clark Realty Capital
Architect: Niles Bolton Associates
Interior Designer: RD Jones & Associates
Marketing/PR: Clark Realty Capital
PR/Advertising: Design Army
Website: flatsatatlas.com
Company Website: clarkrealtycapital.com

Best Interior Merchandising at a Multifamily Community
Sponsored by Whirlpool Corp.

Aire Apartments
San Jose, CA
CDC Designs
Developer: Bay West Development
Interior Designer: CDC Designs
Website: aireliving.com
Company Website: cdcdesigns.com

Best Brochure for a Multifamily Community

Washington, DC
The Preston Partnership
Developer:  The JBG Cos.
Architect: MV+A and The Preston Partnership
Interior Designer: The Preston Partnership
Website: liveat77h.com
Company Website: theprestonpartnership.com

Best Overall Leasing Campaign for a Rental Apartment Community

Hubbard Place
The Habitat Co.
Developer: The Habitat Co.
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Interior Designer: Robert Pope Associates
Marketing Firm: Otherwise
PR/Advertising: The Harbinger Group
Website: hubbardplacechicago.com
Company Website: habitat.com

Best Corporate Website

The Bainbridge Cos.
Wellington, FL
Web Developer: 30 Lines

Best Property Website

DZAP Group
San Francisco
Marketing Firm: DZAP Group


Property Manager of the Year

Sue Meyer
Brooklyn Park, MN

Regional Property Manager of the Year
(Manager of Multiple Condo and/or Apartment Communities)

Anna Rohlfing
St. Louis