KTGY-Designed Communities Receive Recognition for Best Architectural Design

KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area has recognized KTGY-designed residential communities and residences at the prestigious 43rd Annual MAME Awards competition presented by the Sales & Marketing Council. The awards honor the industry’s most outstanding builder, sales, marketing, and trade professionals who have distinguished themselves by working hard to deliver their best each day for the betterment of the industry. The winners were announced from the list of finalists on October 1, 2020.

KTGY’s winning design was:

Best Architectural Design Attached Home – Under 2,000 SF
Estancia – Plan 6
Location: Mountain View, California
Builder: Lennar
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

This new, distinctive community is situated in the center of the Silicon Valley in proximity to the Bay Area’s technology hub and Google headquarters, appealing to families and young professionals. The three-story townhome’s design incorporates fine craftsman detailing; the front porch serves as the entrance point of the home opening to the first level foyer, with two-bay garage and ground-floor bedroom and private bathroom ideal for hosting out-of-town guests. The stairs lead to the second level that opens to a spacious living and dining area with open kitchen, a powder room is also provided on this level. Two outdoor decks adorn the open layout, located off the great room and kitchen submerging the space in natural light and creating an ideal space for entertaining guests. The third floor contains the master suite and additional bedroom with walk-in closet and two full private bathrooms. Washer and dryer are conveniently located on the third floor allowing for comfortable living without the need to commute between multiple levels of the unit. This plan is an ideal living space for families and those looking for multigenerational living options.

Photographer: Jeffrey Aron


Best Architectural Design Detached Home – 2,401 to 3,000 SF
Asana – Residence 1
Location: San Jose, California
Builder: DeNova Homes
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

Situated in Silicon Valley, this beautiful, three-story home features an attached two-car garage with a flex room, powder room and entry porch on the ground floor. On the second floor, there is a gourmet kitchen with a center preparation island overlooking the dining and living room, powder room and a deck to extend the entertainment area. The third floor includes a centrally located laundry room, spacious secondary bedrooms and a large primary suite and a spa-like bathroom with dual sinks, shower and an expansive walk-in closet. Asana’s location provides easy access to both the 101 freeway and Capital Expressway. Residents can enjoy the beautiful scenery while biking or hiking at Alum Rock Park and Cunningham Lake or take in a round at one of three nearby golf courses.

Best Architectural Design Detached Home – Over 3,000 SF
Tassajara Hills The Bluffs – Prescott
Location: Dublin, California
Builder: Toll Brothers
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

Located within the Tassajara Hills community, and convenient to a city park, public use trail and BART stations, the Bluffs collection of luxury single-family homes provide floor plans and elevations that are ideal for families looking to move-up. Enhanced elevation styles: Spanish Eclectic, Mediterranean, Tuscan, European Cottage, Monterey, and Italian Villa, as well as multi-generational options, create diversity in the community street scene that bears a resemblance to an Italian Hillside. The open floor plan that connects the great room, dining and kitchen is perfectly suited for entertaining friends, family and neighbors. Courtyards and luxury outdoor living spaces expand the utility of the adjoining interior rooms and become outdoor retreats. These outdoor spaces, as well as the abundant use of windows, take advantage of the gorgeous views and maximize the indoor/outdoor connections.

Best Architectural Design Attached Home – Under 2,000 SF
Theory at Innovation – Plan 4
Location: Fremont, California
Builder: Shea Homes
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

In the East Bay tech hub of Fremont are new homes for sale at Innovation, a master-planned community within the thriving Innovation District. The intriguing design of this residential community allows for single-level living with each unit accessible by elevator and common corridor. The ground floor is comprised of a two-bay private garage passing through the common lobby leading to the spacious single level home. The residence opens onto an expansive great room and open kitchen with an offside deck, allowing for entertaining and living all within a single floor. The primary suite and private bathroom with a walk-in closet sit across from the entry point of the residence that contains the second and third bedrooms and bathroom offering a balance of privacy and openness between living areas and bedroom suites. Accessible living options may be installed by residents allowing for an adaptable, single-level living alternative offering flexibility for occupants, and an ideal home for families, young professionals and multi-generational residents.

Photographer: Eric Figge

Best Architectural Design Attached Home – Over 2,000 SF
Revo at Innovation – Residence 4
Location: Fremont, California
Builder: Lennar
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

Located in a thriving master plan community, adjacent to a new BART station and surrounded by major highways and exceptional educational facilities, this luxurious four-story townhome offers a new and fresh contemporary architectural style with its intriguing design. A private one-bay garage is located on the ground floor with the majority of the living areas located on the third and fourth floor of the home. The third level opens onto a large sweeping living and dining space with an open kitchen. An outdoor deck sits off the great room and spans the open floor that also contains the primary bedroom and bath with an additional bedroom and private bath located on the adjacent side of the living area. A loft space sits on the fourth floor with a third bedroom with a walk-in closet and a full, private bath allowing for a private retreat space the residents can retire to.

Photographer: Jeffrey Aron

Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community
Locale @ State Street
Location: Fremont, California
Builder: SummerHill Homes
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

This mixed-use transit-oriented development represents the first buildings to be developed in the City of Fremont’s Downtown Revitalization Master Plan. Located within walking distance of the Fremont BART station, the development spans six acres, two city blocks, and is designed with mixed-use podium and rowhomes. At the front of the podium buildings, multiple retail spaces face Capitol Avenue. On the upper levels, a mixture of stacked flats and three-story rowhomes provide a variety of residential options ranging from one bedroom to four bedrooms. A public commons is utilized as a mid-block pedestrian connection and provides for a transition in the step down of height and density from the podium to the rowhomes. Rowhomes are rear-loaded and provide front-entry stoops that open onto public streets or landscaped pedestrian paseos, as well as private two-car garages.

Aerial shot: Abraham & Paulin Photography
All others: Daniel Gaines Photography

About BIA | Bay Area
The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area is a non-profit membership association that advocates at the local, regional and state level in support of an adequate supply of quality homes for people of all income levels. BIA’s 400-plus members are home builders, trade contractors, suppliers and residential development industry professionals. Within the organization, BIA links the individual member to the entire industry through informational, educational and technical services and facilitates networking opportunities at targeted meetings and special events. BIA also assembles specialized industry councils and committees that address issues from its members’ unique perspectives. Headquartered in the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village in Walnut Creek, BIA Bay Area’s eight-member staff and consultant team is governed by a 25-member board of directors. BIA invites all people who provide products or services related to the residential building industry to join the association. It proudly represents the following 14 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma. 

About KTGY Architecture + Planning
Founded in 1991, KTGY Architecture + Planning is a leading full-service design firm focused on residential and mixed-use developments and neighborhood revitalization. KTGY seamlessly delivers innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple design studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from six office locations including Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland and Tysons (Virginia). 

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