Master Planned Communities

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Innovations in Home Building Rethink Status Quo

New residential design concepts challenge old rules relating to suburban zoning, construction methods, and neighborhood planning. More

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the villas at golden eagle village, superstition mountain, ariz.

This project's unusually strong relationship to its desert site in a master planned community near Scottsdale, Ariz., earned it winning marks. "It's contextual with its surroundings and sits gently on the landscape," said one judge. More

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ucla southwest campus housing, los angeles

The judges praised the character and scale of this master-planned graduate student community on the edge of historic Westwood Village in Los Angeles. More

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brewing up community

Lake/Flato Architects has widened its scope of work to include master planning. One such project, Pearl Brewery, is currently under way along the banks of the San Antonio River, just a mile and a half from the firm's offices. More

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hot prospect

The Miller|Hull Partnership of Seattle is known for rigorously designed and... More

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shades of gray

In Naples, Fla., WCI Communities recently completed a beachfront tower that targets well-heeled buyers in their 50s. Its penthouse is priced at $12 million. In Atlanta, James, Harwick + Partners is designing a subsidized apartment building for low-income retirees that includes a surround-sound theater and a fitness center. And in Sarasota, Fla., the master-planned Lakewood Ranch community will include an on-site assisted-living facility. More

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modern, historical, public, private, chaos, quiet

Many architects start out building beach houses and move on to larger, more complex projects. Suman Sorg, who founded Sorg and Associates in 1986, took the opposite route. Her passion has been institutional and public projects, not custom homes. But if the best architecture comes from an intimate understanding of culture, climate, and environment, Sorg is uniquely equipped to design a wide variety of projects. More

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McAllister Point Model Homes, The Ford Plantation, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Ferguson Shamamian & Rattner's graceful concept for McAllister Point Model Homes, a master planned community on the grounds of an 18th century plantation, befits the project's historical setting. More

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