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2019 Award Winners



Affordable, Multifamily


Kottinger Gardens


Pleasanton, Calif.

Architect/Designer | DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning

Builder | L&D Construction Co., Inc.

Developer | MidPen Housing

Land Planner | DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning

Landscape Architect/Designer | Gates & Associates

Interior Designer | Studio DDM

Photographer | Douglas Sterling Photography

Multi-story buildings are located away from single-family residences and tucked into center of site. Single-story cottages are located on site’s edges. The apartments accommodate kitchens, accessible bathrooms, and ample storage space. They also each have covered porches or balconies to provide private outdoor access to views of the community gardens and the hills beyond.

Amenities include a community room and kitchen, a lounge equipped with computers and games, a fitness room for exercise classes, and laundry facilities. Community gardens with plots for resident use are provided throughout the property, as well as bocce ball courts, a trellised deck with barbecue, and extensive walking paths that connect the neighborhood. Careful design consideration was given in both scale and character to this city’s historic downtown, which has roots in cottage and farmhouse architectural styles.

From the Judges
The judges praised the landscaping and noted that the team saved large trees on the site. They noted the cottages on the site and the bocce court.  

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