Gold Nugget - Team PhotoREDWOOD CITY, California—June 26, 2015—Continuing the firm’s recognition for design excellence, DES Architects + Engineers (DES) took home two Gold Nugget Awards at this year’s PCBC conference in San Diego. Moffett Place received the Grand Award —  the highest honor — in the Commercial Category, and Bluebeam’s Headquarters in Pasadena earned a Merit Award in the Interiors Renovation category.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish.

The 2015 award winners were announced in a gala celebration on June 25 in San Diego as the feature highlight of PCBC, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field. Chosen from a competitive field of over 600 U.S. and international entries, the awardees were honored for improving our communities, through exceptional concepts in design, planning, and development.

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“The strong partnership between the Jay Paul Company, Level 10 Construction, the City of Sunnyvale, and DES is making Moffett Place a resounding success,” says Dona Shah, Project Designer for Moffett Place. “We congratulate the entire project team in creating a lasting place of value.”

Both winning projects shared a common approach: a focus on delivering thoughtful, user-driven design solutions. Located a quarter mile from light rail, Moffett Place is transforming its Silicon Valley suburb: providing expansive green spaces, tech-oriented architecture, and meaningful community benefits. For Bluebeam’s Headquarters in Pasadena, the DES team designed a people-first workplace that balances function and refinement — from the built-in beer taps to the foldable nano-walls.

The recognition of each of these projects is a testament to the hard-working teams at DES and the creative individuals that propel them forward. With exciting on-the-boards projects, DES’ continues to focus on an integrated approach partnering with clients and all stakeholders to deliver some of the best projects in the commercial, science and tech, healthcare, and education markets.


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About the Gold Nugget Awards

Now in its 52nd year, Gold Nugget Awards is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from 600 entries from around the world.

About DES Architects + Engineers

For over 40 years, DES Architects + Engineers has designed working, learning, and healing environments for our clients.  As a full-service design firm headquartered in Redwood City, California, DES provides creative and sustainable solutions that serve the needs of municipal, healthcare, education, development, and science and technology clients.