SVA Architects Earns 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence for Celadon at 9th & Broadway
SANTA ANA, CA SVA Architects, Inc. announces that Celadon at 9th & Broadway has been awarded a prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2016 Global Award for Excellence. One of eleven winners chosen from more than 200 submissions around the world, the Celadon team was recognized at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas. As one of the land use industry's most prestigious honors, this award recognizes that Celadon at 9th and Broadway exemplifies worldwide best practices in responsible development, sustainable building, and livable design.
Aruna Doddapaneni, Director of Southern California Real Estate Development for BRIDGE Housing, said, "We are so pleased that Celadon, our first high-rise, has become one of downtown San Diego's signature towers and an international model of a community that helps improve people's quality of life."
The ULI Global Awards for Excellence program recognizes projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in the full development process. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability.
Celadon offers affordable apartments to residents earning 30 percent to 60 percent of the AMI, in addition to youth aging out of foster care, adults under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), and seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). A LEED Gold certified building, the project was developed by BRIDGE Housing, with SVA Architects as the Architect, and Studio E Architects as the Design Architect.
"Celadon at 9th & Broadway offers much-needed, intergenerational, affordable housing in one of the most expensive rental markets in our country," Ernesto M. Vasquez, FAIA, NCARB, CEO of SVA Architects, said. "It is a critical development for the healthy growth of downtown San Diego."