Pardee Homes wins 7 Gold Nugget Awards

Pardee Homes has earned high honors in the 2013 Gold Nugget Awards, including Best Residential Project of the Year for detached housing, for Alta Del Mar. Situated in San Diego’s Del Mar Mesa area, Alta Del Mar was among the top winners in a competition that drew more than 500 entrants nationally and internationally.

Alta Del Mar also won Grand Awards for Community Site Plan; Landscape Design for a Residential Project and Architectural Design of a Single Family Detached Home over 4,000 square feet, for Estate Home Three. Estate Homes Two and Four earned Awards of Merit for architectural design.

Pardee Homes’ Sorrento Terrace also took an Award of Merit, for Multi-Family Housing. These stylish, attainable attached homes are in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley. Also see

“While we are always gratified by Gold Nugget honors, these awards hold a unique position with Pardee Homes,” said Mike McGee, company’s president and CEO. “Alta Del Mar and Sorrento Terrace reflect our roots as a custom homebuilder, as a builder of affordable homes for World War II veterans and as a company committed to quality homes and communities in San Diego for more than 60 years.”

Gold Nugget judges had much to say about Alta Del Mar. For Residential Project of the Year, comments read in part: “There is a charm captured here…an elegance that presents itself at the entry gates of the community and extends to the designs of each model. These are grand homes, tastefully designed and situated in the splendor of a natural setting.”

Bob Clauser, senior vice president of architecture and marketing for Pardee Homes, credited Alta Del Mar’s Gold Nugget recognition to the project team. “Alta Del Mar exemplifies the excellence you can achieve when some of homebuilding’s most creative and proven professionals are pursuing the best possible outcome in a thoughtful, collaborative manner,” said Clauser. “Pardee Homes is privileged and proud to share the Gold Nugget honors with a truly outstanding team.”

Alta Del Mar consultants include: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, design architects; Latitude 33, site planners; SJA Landscape Architects, Inc., landscape architecture; Pacific Dimensions, Inc., model home interior design; and Luna Pearl, sales center design. Clauser also noted Pardee’s internal team, including Joyce Mason, vice president of marketing; Matt Sauls, regional marketing director; Barbara Biernacka, manager of architecture/landscape; and Judi Bruner, marketing coordinator.

More than 600 home building professionals gathered in San Diego June 5 to celebrate the Gold Nugget Awards, which is a highlight of PCBC, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show. Judges for Gold Nugget’s 50th anniversary edition were: Amy Albert, senior editor, BUILDER, Washington, D.C.; Curtis Gelotte, AIA, senior principal, Gelotte Hommas, Bellevue, Washington; Jerry Gloss, AIA, CAASH, principal KGA/Studio Architects, Louisville, Colorado; Don Jacobs, FAIA, president, JZMK Partners, Costa Mesa, California; Tim McGowan, principal, McKellar Ashbrook, La Jolla, California; Sanford P. Steinberg, AIA, CGP, principal, Steinberg Design Collaborative, LLP, Houston and Austin, Texas; and David Steinke, general manager Infinity Home Collection in Denver. Please visit to see the winners’ book.

Pardee Homes is a leading homebuilder and developer that originated in 1921 in Los Angeles. Creating new homes and communities throughout Southern California and Las Vegas, the award-winning company is acclaimed for quality construction, customer service, green and sustainable building practices and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds. See

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