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Anchor Place Recognized for Great Architecture

We are proud that our own Anchor Place recently won three coveted architectural awards: LABC’s Housing Award, AIA’s award for Housing, and PCBC’s Grand Award for Best Affordable Housing Community.

LABC’s 48th Annual Architectural Awards:
Each year, the Los Angeles Business Council’s (LABC) respected L.A. Architectural Awards honor projects that utilize innovative design standards to elevate Los Angeles skylines. From this year’s more than 275 submissions, Anchor Place was proud to take home the Housing Award. (See other winning projects here.)

“This year we received a historic number of high-quality submissions that embody the extraordinary spirit of creativity and collaboration that makes L.A. a world-class city,” said LABC President Mary Leslie. “This year’s award winners were especially focused on making urban life more livable and sustainable as well as beautiful.”

Notably, many projects transformed underused spaces to alleviate issues such as rising housing costs and transportation, turning parking lots and retail spaces into creative live/work spaces that are within distance of mass transit when possible.

AIA|LA 3rd Residential Architectural Awards:
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter (AIA|LA) honored Anchor Place with a Housing Award at the Third Annual Residential Architectural Awards. The program recognizes excellence in contemporary residential design on all scales and categories, from single-family residences under 2,500 sq. ft. to multi-family residential greater than 50 units. A prestigious jury selected and reviewed awards by categories such as Affordable Housing, Adaptive Reuse/Renovation/Historic Preservation, Multifamily Residential, and Single-Family Residential.

Judges complimented Anchor Place by stating: “An excellent model for low-income housing in Los Angeles: there is tons of light and pubic space, lots of windows, and varying roof lines. The stepping back of the façade creates a feeling of home and a feeling of belonging: two dimensions that are probably missing from a lot of low-income housing developments. The jury’s understanding is that this project is not only affordable low-income housing but also housing for the homeless: so in that sense, it’s even more significant that you have a project of this quality, and beauty, being provided. We appreciate everything about it.”

PCBC Gold Nugget Awards:
Dubbed the “Academy Awards” of the building industry, PCBC’s Gold Nugget Awards have raised the bar for innovative architecture, planning, and construction for 55 years. From a pool of more than 700 entries, both in the U.S. and internationally, judges selected winners in 50 categories, including multifamily, commercial, office space, mixed-use and affordable. Honored with the Best Affordable Housing Community Grand Award in the 30–60 du/acre category, the highest award in its category, judges had this to say about Anchor Place: “By design, the totality of achievements in this project emulates the highest level that affordable family living should strive to be!”

We’d like to thank Walton Construction, The Architects Collective, Relm and Collaborative House for their collective efforts in making Anchor Place possible. Beyond winning awards, Anchor Place ultimately serves as a place to call home for many veterans and families here at CVC.

 

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