By Joel Scanlon
Seabrook, a metropolitan resort town on the coast of Washington, declared that the town has won three 2011 Gold Nugget Awards at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. The 49th annual Gold Nugget Awards, which took place at San Francisco, identified developers, planners, constructors, and architects with their projects operating within the United States and globally.
The town of Seabrook won the Gold Nugget Award’s top prize in the categories of Residential Project of the Year and Community Site Plan over 20 Acres. Seabrook’s Ultimate Beach House was presented with a Merit Award in the category ‘Single Family Detached Home over 3000 square feet on a conventional lot.’ The judging panel comprised architects, planners, publishers, nationally recognized marketing, market research consultants, and senior editors.
This year’s contest was remarkably different, with winners from all over the U.S. and globally. Innovative ideas in design were infinite. The level of excellence and diversity were found to be inspiring this year, said Gold Nugget Awards Judge Tom Doucette of Doucette Communities in Tucson, Arizona.
Seabrook owns beach cottages of varied fashionable designs and sizes. It is haven of rest to the retail district, featuring a family-friendly restaurant, dog boutique, gourmet grocery market, logo wear shop, pub-style, pottery studio and photo gallery with the latest addition of an indoor swimming pool, complementing to seabrook’s significance.
The Pacific Coast Builders Conference web site stated that the Gold Nugget winners share a common underlining factor, creativity and excellence in facing complex design or build issues. According to the Gold Nugget Awards Judging Chairman and show producer Peter Mayer, the submissions of 2011 feature an impressive outline of emerging planning and design trends regarding commercial and residential development.