The 57th Annual Gold Nugget Awards were held virtually on July 24, to honor top innovators in design, planning and development. International architecture firm, KTGY Architecture + Planning, was recognized in 13 different categories receiving 15 awards. The award program honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.
Founded in 1991, KTGY Architecture + Planning is a leading full-service design firm focused on residential and mixed-use developments and neighborhood revitalization. KTGY was recognized in a variety of categories including innovative housing design and energy design, unique residential detached housing, best single-family detached home, best affordable housing community, best multifamily housing community, best age-qualified senior living community, best service-enriched senior community, and finally, best student or faculty housing.
In Colorado, Vita Littleton, a 55+ active senior living community located in downtown Littleton, was awarded in the category of best age qualified senior living community – for sale/rent. Zocalo Community Development is the developer of the community.
This 159-unit, LEED®-Gold Certified community is thoughtfully and sustainably designed, providing quick access to walking/biking trails, shopping, and restaurants in historic downtown Littleton. What’s more, the property is just one block to an RTD Light Rail station, providing transportation to downtown Denver and Denver International Airport.
Community amenities include saltwater pool, year-round spa, community garden, dog park, bike and walking trails, fitness & yoga studio, outdoor amphitheater, fireside lounge, Velo RoomSM bike maintenance shop, community kitchens, and weekly programmed events. Vita is LEED®-Gold certified.
The development also includes three retail spaces occupied by Windermere Family Dentistry, Fierce45 Fitness and a full-service restaurant Bacon Social Restaurant.