SANTA ANA, Calif., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SVA Architects, Inc. and Studio E Architects are pleased to announce that Celadon at 9th & Broadway received the inaugural Healthy Places Award from the San Diego-Tijuana Urban Land Institute (ULI). The 2016 Healthy Places awards dinner gala was held on Wednesday, May 11 in San Diego. This award acknowledges that Celadon at 9th & Broadway supports the healthy growth of downtown San Diego and serves as a model for sustainable, vibrant, and equitable developments.
Celadon offers affordable apartments to residents earning 30-60% 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). The project is three blocks from a trolley stop, has on-site wellness services, and was designed to meet LEED Gold certification. The project was developed by BRIDGE Housing and constructed by Turner Construction Company, with SVA Architects as the Architect, and Studio E Architects as the Design Architect.
Ernesto M. Vasquez, FAIA, CEO of SVA Architects, states, "Celadon satisfies the goals of a cohesive urban, sustainable community. It offers affordable housing to an intergenerational population, and easy access to light rail transit for residents to connect with downtown amenities."
Eric Naslund, FAIA, Principal of Studio E Architects, states, "Celadon was designed to do right by the environment, do right by the city, and do right by those who live there. Everything about the expression and experience brings it back to these core missions."
Founded in 2003, SVA Architects has become one of the Country's most innovative and respected design and planning organizations. The award-winning firm specializes in planning, architecture, and interior design of public, private, and combination projects. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana with offices in Oakland, San Diego, and Honolulu. For more information, visit www.sva-architects.com.
Studio E Architects is a design collaborative led by two principals, Eric Naslund, and John Sheehan. Based in San Diego, California, the firm works throughout the Southwestern United States and has built a varied body of work. The firm has received numerous design awards, including five National American Institute of Architects Honor Awards and the Urban Land Institute Global Award of Excellence in 2014.
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