Gold Rush! DTJ takes home three PCBC Gold Nugget Grand Awards!

Known as one of the industry’s oldest and most prestigious competitions, the Gold Nugget Awards have recognized top innovators in design, planning, and development for the past 60 years.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ Breckenridge Wellness Village Awarded Best on the Boards Mixed-Use Project

The project includes the development of the North Gondola Lot and North and South Gold Rush Lots, preserving the town’s standards and culture while introducing new opportunities like the Gondola Plaza and Wetland Discovery Park. It enhances the downtown environment with additional après ski options, improved pedestrian and vehicular connections, and convenient parking.

Consisting of 3 Mixed-Use buildings and a collection of Townhomes, the project sought to create an aesthetic that blends the existing design character of the Town with one that is both recognizable and enriches the surrounding context. The result is a positive blend of old and new, enhancing the reputation of Breckenridge as an authentic historic town and modern resort destination. Developer: Breckenridge Grand Vacations

McWhinney’s Kinson at Centerra Awarded Best On-The-Boards Site Plan

Kinston fuses timeless ideas of place with fearless forward-thinking applications. Oriented around parks, peppered with public areas, and braided with an extensive and connecting trail system, the neighborhoods are reminiscent of classic towns – textured, unique, and a bit quirky, appealing to a diversity of residents and encouraging spontaneous meetings. Residents gather at the Kinston HUB, a meeting place to explore an extensive trail and open space network, parks, and adjacent amenities.

Committed to sustainability and redefining beauty to embrace the aesthetic of the Colorado Front Range, Kinston utilizes a water-wise palette of native and adapted plants in a high-desert environment. An extensive set of design guidelines, with input from the partnering High Plains Environmental Center, sets expectations for streetscapes and private yards that adapt to low water use. Developer: McWhinney

Toll Brothers’ Ridge at Big Rock Awarded Best Landscape Architecture for a Community

The Ridge at Big Rock community consists of a thoughtful blend of single family, paired homes, townhomes, mixed use, open space, pocket parks, and a City Park. Inspired by the iconic big rock in Duvall, the landscape design incorporates “worked” stone features and quarry-inspired elements. The pedestrian connector connects various parks, the amenity center, and the city park, fostering movement and community interaction.

In the City Park an all-native plants palette was used to create a sense of context and provide a sustainable environment. Park forms and elements were inspired by tree ring patterns, and nature play elements are nestled into the large trees. The project showcases a distinct and recognizable landscape that honors the regional context. Developer: Toll Brothers

Hartford Homes’ Bloom Cottages Award of Merit for Unique Residential Housing Solution

These small lot cottages prioritize attainability and sustainability, there are four plan variations with multiple lot and garage configurations. Each block of cottages within the community consists of clusters of homes at each end with private rear yards that back to a common green court. The garages are detached and banked together at the end of the green court allowing for smaller lots, compact building footprints, and a significant reduction in building cost. The homes are entirely electric and solar-ready, offering two- and three-bedroom configurations with covered porches and patios for enhanced outdoor living. Developer: Hartford Homes

McWhinney’s “The Hub” at Kinston Award of Merit for Best Community Amenity

Designed to resemble an adaptive reuse of agrarian farmhouse and brick mercantile building, The Hub offers a craft brewery, coffee shop, coworking spaces, a community room, outdoor social spaces, and a demonstration garden. The design creates a warm and inviting gathering space for the Kinston community, reflecting the origins of the land and providing premier architectural and interior design. The Hub was designed by RHA (Robert Hidey Architects) and developed by McWhinney. The landscape design and land planning were performed by DTJ Design.