During the 2011 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) 2 Downtown San Diego projects were given several awards. The results were announced at Thursday’s awards luncheon at the convention in San Francisco. The PCBC sets the stage for the “best in the West” in residential, commercial and institutional design work and sets the pace for architects and developers around the nation and even worldwide. This was the first year since 1997 that San Diego had zero entries that won a grand award, contrary to the recent years and a record of 15 in 2000. The buildings of Downtown that won the awards this year were Ten Fifty B and Parkside located in the East Village/Ballpark District.
Ten Fifty B is a high-rise multi-use project that contains of 229 studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and approximately 14,000 square feet of retail space. Ten Fifty B won 3 merit awards at the PCBC for affordability, sustainability and high-rise urban development. Ten Fifty B was developed by Affirmed Housing Group, designed by Martinez + Cutri Architects, and built by Turner Construction in 2010.
One other Downtown project won a merit award at the PCBC for mixed-use. Parkside was the recipient for this award, Parkside is a 77 unit multi-use affordable apartment project located in the East Village and contains the rebuilt East Village Community Church. Parkside was developed by Wakeland Housing and Development and the architect was Benson & Bohl built in 2010.