PHX Architecture Receives 3 Award Of Merits At 50th Annual Gold Nugget Event


A trio of PHX Architecture projects — two residential and one commercial remodel — walked away with three honors at the 50th Anniversary of the Gold Nugget Awards.

The Gold Nugget Award is the symbol of recognition of the best work by architects, builders, developers and contractors in the business. It is juried by some of the best, and has been celebrating exceptionally designed and constructed projects for 50 years.

This year PHX Architecture entered three projects — two residential and one commercial remodel — to be judged. The jury panel was carefully selected by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

More than 530 project entries were received for all 50 categories, and PHX Architecture earned Awards of Merit for all three submitted projects. It is an honor that distinguishes PHX Architecture from a very competitive field of submissions.

Entries included PHX Architecture’s design renovation to The Bench Restaurant (formally Club XIX) in The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Calif., with interiors by Vallone Design Group; a 6,000 SF custom home in Sedona constructed by Detar Construction; and a 4,000 SF custom home in North Scottsdale constructed by The Boos Group.

“It’s such an honor to be awarded Awards of Merit,” said Erik Peterson AIA, principal of PHX Architecture. “These three projects were so diverse and unique, and I am extremely proud of them.”

The Gold Nugget Awards are a centerpiece of PCBC — the Building Industry’s leading conference, trade show and meeting place. Combining the prestige of the awards themselves with the excitement of its Academy Awards-style presentation, these ceremonies feature music, entertainment and the exceptional visual presentation of winners.

The 50th Annual Gold Nugget Awards recognize builders, developers, architects, and land planners with communities and projects in the U.S. and all international countries. Eligible projects include any project or development that was open for sale, lease or rental from January 1, 2011 to April 15, 2013.

The Gold Nugget Awards began in 1963 at American Builder, for many years a national magazine of the building industry. They were conceived expressly for PCBC, to recognize builder/developer excellence throughout the U.S. and internationally. The old Nuggets became known as “Best In The West,” an accurate description of their trend-setting qualities and geographic reach.