Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Godden | Sudik Architects Takes Gold at the BALA Awards!

Gary Godden Receives Award for
theRosamond Model at Lowry
Godden | Sudik Architects, award-winning Colorado residential architecture firm, collected two more Gold Awards to add to our already impressive collection.  The awards were given during this year’s International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.  Now in its 28th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international, based on the principle that good design is not and should not be limited to high-priced and/or custom homes. "Yet again in 2011, entries from across the nation continue to push the limits of design and innovation while providing insights into tomorrow’s design trends," said Lynne Pratt, 2011 Design Committee Chairperson.

Verona at Highland Ranch
“The Albero” model, offered in Littleton Colorado’s Verona community, won the Gold Award in the Best of 50+ Housing Awards Program for the Best Attached Home More than 1,800 s.f.  This unit features an open floor plan, elegant fireplaces, wine room and a spacious guest suite. “This award affirms our commitment to designing for the rapidly growing 50+ housing market,” said Gary Godden, Principal.  “We appreciate the opportunity to design for this sector of the market.  To be honored with such a prestigious award is a credit to our valued team and our design process,” Godden added.

The Greens at Lowry
The second Gold earned by the leading architectural design firm was awarded at the Best in American Living (BALA) Awards Program.  The winner was Godden | Sudik’s “Rosamond” design in the Best Detached Home up to 2,000 s.f. category.  The Rosemond model is offered by Berkeley Homes in Denver’s hot-selling East Park at Lowry community.  “Berkeley Homes gave us a great opportunity to let our design talent shine with the Rosamond,” said Scott Sudik.  The Gold Awarded model features a two story, 1,962 S.F. open floor plan that features a gourmet kitchen, well designed flex space, an elegant formal dining room and master bedroom with a spa-like master bathroom. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Godden|Sudik Architects Continues to Grow!

Godden|Sudik welcomes two new employees to our ever growing team, Mike Weigel and Kevin Gzym. Mike has over thirty years of architectural experience covering a variety of residential and commercial projects. Mike’s extensive background as a department manager, project manager, designer and CAD operator has given him the professional expertise to produce the highest level of quality control in product development. His dedication, attention to detail and design skills give clients the trust and confidence they are looking for and have grown to trust with Godden|Sudik Architects. Kevin, Godden|Sudik Architects newest recruit, graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008 and was employed as an AutoCAD Coordinator shortly thereafter by the University. Kevin brings experience with residential architecture from his previous employment at Robert Hidey Architects in Southern California where he produced Schematic Design Documents and numerous renderings using AutoCAD and Revit to aid in the design process for custom and semicustom homes. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leading Denver Architects, Godden|Sudik Architecture, Wins Gold at the Best of 50+ Housing Awards

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council announced the winners of its 2012 Best of 50+ Housing Awards during the International Builders Show last month. These awards honor excellence and innovation in the design, development and marketing of housing for the active adult and service-enriched markets. Denver Residential Architects,  Godden|Sudik Architectswon Best Attached Home (more than 1,800 sq. ft.) for TheAlbero Model at Verona in Highlands Ranch.  Verona is a low-maintenance community for 55+ Active Adults located along the High Line Canal. As Colorado Architectural designers, Godden|Sudik Architects wanted to make sure the Verona community boasted beautiful Tuscan architecture that tied the exterior of these homes to its surrounding environment. This, combined with low-maintenance, energy efficiency, extensive use of Universal Design features and life-flex © Certifications sets Verona apart. The Albero is a 2,725 square foot 3 bed 3 bath ranch plan with a walk out patio level. All main living spaces, including a master retreat, are on the main level and include ample entertaining space and an attached two care garage. 

Verona in Highlands Ranch - Exterior 
Gary Godden - Award Acceptance 

For more information about Verona please click here.  For a full list of Best of 50+ Housing Award winners go to NAHB (National Association of Home Builders).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Are Tiny Houses The New Trend?

Recently, Forbes published an article about "The Tiniest Homes for Sale". Whether you're a baby boomer looking to downsize or a young professional trying to keep life small and simple, the new tiny home might have something to offer you. Some of the homes featured in the article are only a few hundred square feet and combine living spaces and private spaces all in one area. We understand that this does not work for everyone, perhaps only a small percent of the population, but we embrace the idea of functional design. Whether, a small 600 square foot space fits your needs or a 6,000 square foot space accommodates your lifestyle better, Godden|Sudik Architects always tries to design award winning homes that incorporate as many useful details as possible.

To read the full article by Forbes, click here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

IKEA Custom Residential Homes

Recently, an article was published on about a modular home designed by Ideabox. The home features 745 square feet and is completely furnished by IKEA. Currently, Godden|Sudik Architects, a leading Colorado Architecture Design firm, is designing a series of custom residential homes for the Denver, Colorado area with the same concept of using only IKEA products. All cabinets, vanities, media centers, etc.

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