We at Studio E are happy to relay the news that 9th & Broadway – a high-rise, 250-unit affordable housing tower currently being designed for BRIDGE Housing – has been granted an Award of Merit in the 49th-annual Gold Nugget Awards for category 18, “Best On-the-Boards Mixed-Use Project”.
9th and Broadway will add affordable service-worker housing and ground-level commercial to the eastern Broadway corridor of downtown San Diego. The design imagines an urban residential type wholly-influenced by San Diego’s unique climate and setting. Lofty, efficient-yet-sophisticated residences – with tall ceilings, large operable windows, and efficient, well-equipped kitchens – have views to the San Diego Bay or downtown skyline. Residents have access to landscaped terraces, trellised roof decks and garden courts. The building will be a model of sustainable design – the project team is aiming for LEED Silver – in an urban setting: incorporating such features as roof gardens, photovoltaic panels and naturally-ventilated corridors.
The Gold Nugget Awards honor creative achievements in architectural design and land use planning for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The Grand Award winners will be announced on June 28th at PCBC’s award ceremony in San Francisco. Tickets are available here.