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2022 Award Winners



Community Facility, 251-1000 Units


The Cove at Sea Haven


Marina, California

The community comprises single-level and two-story homes targeted to families, move-up buyers and move-down buyers, so the Clubhouse provides a variety of shared spaces with a focus on social connections and community events to create a sense of belonging and appeal to a broad range of people.

The architectural style was inspired by a Napa Valley winery and reflects a warm, inviting cottage character utilizing a “village of forms” to accommodate a diverse program. The strong stone forms were placed in such a way as to define outdoor “rooms,” creating a variety of entertainment and event spaces important for larger community gatherings.

Inside, the Clubhouse features several bar/lounge areas, prep kitchen, game room and a multipurpose room leading into an expansive outdoor patio. The west end of the Clubhouse building features an outdoor patio above terraced seating, which overlooks event lawn 1 and an elevated stage for community concerts. A variety of outdoor lounge areas line event lawn 2, leading toward the outdoor pavilion that is complemented by a pre-function gathering space and bocce courts.

From the Judges
For what seems like a relatively small space, this facility was well designed for size and balance, with a number of stylish elements to help it stand out. Edison lights create ambience, while the wall materials help to bring the outdoors in and connect it the pool and other surrounding spaces. The protruding facades create an exterior that is both modern and traditional at the same time.

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