Friday, November 6, 2015

Solaire Wins National Green Building Award!

The NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards program highlights creative development concepts, innovative financing strategies, great design and superior management and marketing in the apartment and condo marketplace.
The Pillars awards are held in high esteem by top-level multifamily development companies, management firms and experts in the field. The annual competition is judged by a jury of knowledgeable peers, each having a proven record of success in various facets of the apartment and condo industry. Solaire won the 2015 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industy Green Building Concepts Award! We are so proud of this project and want to thank everyone who contributed to its great success.

For a list of full winners click here.

For more information on Solaire click here.

Friday, October 30, 2015

A House of Horrors

H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle – 601-603 West 63rd Street, Chicago, Il
Architect magazine featured a very timely article on bone chilling homes with strange pasts and floor plans... The Murder Castle in Chicago, The Winchester Mystery Mansion in San Jose, The Sowden House in Los Angeles, and The Halcyon House Washington DC are all featured in the freaky article detailing their unpredictable pasts and haunting presents. To find out what makes these homes creepy and famous click here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MAME Award Winners Announced:

Godden Sudik Brings Home THREE, Including Detached Home of the Year!


It was another great night for Godden Sudik Architects Saturday, October 3rd, at the annual Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards.  Presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver the MAME Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. These awards are presented to those who set the standard of excellence in the Denver homebuilding industry and we could not be more proud to be part of such a prestigious group of winners. We would like to offer our congratulations to all MAME winners and in particular to Berkeley Homes, Harrison Custom Homes, and Possibilities for Design who shared three awards with us. And our winners are:

Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 2,200-2,600 sq ft.
Park Hill – The Bluebird – Berkeley Homes

Best on the Boards Architectural Design of a Home
Lemon Gulch Road – Harrison Custom Homes

Detached Home of the Year
Park Hill – The Bluebird – Berkeley Homes - Possibilities for Design

For a full list of MAME winners click here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Godden Sudik Wins Big at Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA) announced the winners of the People’s Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence for the 2015 Parade of Homes. This year’s featured homes ranged in price from less than $150,000 to almost $1,700,000. Twenty-four builders presented 32 homes dispersed among 21 communities for the 61st Annual Parade of Homes.

Industry professionals from around the state judged the homes on a number of features including landscape design, floor plan, architectural exterior, and interior decorating. The coveted People’s Choice Awards is voted on each year by Parade of Homes attendees. The People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence are both broken out into multiple categories divided by price point. Industry Awards of Excellence are then further divided among the following eight categories: Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Exterior, Best Landscape Design, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Craftsmanship and Best Overall Home.

Designed by Godden Sudik and built by Century Communities, Lake of the Rockies is a new community in Monument boasting private open space adjacent to Monument Lake and within walking distance to Downtown Monument shops and dining. It’s situated West of I-25 and has incredible views of the mountains and easy access to Pike National Forest. It is slated to have two product types with 10 different floor plans. With an array of homes and plenty to do, this community will offer something for everyone. For more information on Lake of the Rockies click here. Brenda Harvey, who worked as the Project Manager, said, "what's special about this community is its location. It's nestled at the foothills on a lake. We took this environment into consideration when designing the elevations. We really wanted the homes to reflect and fit in with the beautiful natural environment that makes Lake of the Rockies so unique." Two plans were entered into the Parade of Homes competition.

And the winners are:

For $440,000-$500,000 - Residence 4511

Best Kitchen

Best Floor Plan

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Homes

And for $500,000-$600,000 - Residence 5530

Best Master Suite

Best Interior Design

Best Overall Home

Monday, August 31, 2015

NorthSky Makes the July Cover of Professional Builder!!!

The stunning rear of the 5040 is now famous!
Just in case you missed it, NorthSky graced the cover of Professional Builder Magazine last month. Congratulations to Berkeley Homes, Harvard Communities, and Ellis Hays Designs for the continued success of this amazing project! We couldn't be more proud to be part of such a great team,  and we couldn't be more humbled to be featured in a magazine that we ourselves use as a resource for building trends. To view the full article click here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Check Out Our Website!

We are always making improvements to our website, and the latest and greatest feature is our newly launched "Resources" page! Browse images of architectural styles or brush up on your architectural terms; check out some of our favorite products and read articles written by our staff.

Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gold Nugget Awards of Merit Announced

NorthSky wins in two categories!


The 5010 boasts a beautiful open floor plan.

Gold Nugget Awards of Merit have just been announced and both the 5010 and 5040 plans at NorthSky are winners! Built by Berkeley Homes in collaboration with Harvard Communities with beautiful interiors by Ellis Hays Designs, NorthSky has been impressing both local and national judges since its opening last June. For a full list of Award of Merit winners click here. Grand Award winners will be announced June 25th at the Gold Nugget Awards Ceremony held at the San Diego Convention Center during PCBC

The 5040's infinity kitchen is perfect for entertaining.