April 29, 2009 - Arbor Building Group was awarded a prestigious Gold Medal by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) this week in Philadelphia, recognizing their Sunrise Senior Living facility in Monterey, California as Best Assisted Living Project.
The Best of 50+ Housing is the premier design and marketing competition for the seniors housing industry, honoring excellence and innovation in design, development and construction for projects intended for the 50+ consumer. Pat Kelley, 2009 chair of NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council, said that this year’s honorees ’incorporated a high level of quality and lifestyle specific amenities into their projects and supplied competitive and attractive projects for the 50+ market.’
The $25 million, multilevel craftsman style facility was designed to embrace the 4.5 acre site’s sloping hills and mature trees. Less than half of the site was used for the facility, which wraps around and complements the heritage Oaks, Cyprus and Monterey Pines on the grounds. In addition to 99 residential units, the facility includes a memory impaired neighborhood, commercial kitchen and laundry facilities, a bistro, beauty salon, parlor and spa. Beyond the gorgeous setting, residents have easy access to some of Monterey’s most famous attractions, including Fisherman’s Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Sunrise Senior Living is a national developer, builder and operator of senior living facilities. The Arbor team, led by Superintendent Randy Dunn, worked in conjunction with a wide range of local and nationally-based subcontractors. Key subcontractors included Monterey Peninsula Engineering, New Jersey-based P&B Partitions, and TJ Mechanical from Branson, Missouri. Other subcontractors on the job were Largo Concrete, Alcal Roofing, Otis Elevator, Tim Shannon Construction, California Fire Systems, House Construction, and Advanced Electric.
The NAHB 50+ Housing Council announced the award winners at a April 28 gala held in conjunction with NAHB’s Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing SymposiumSM. The Symposium is the leading education and networking conference for industry professionals involved in 50+ housing. Arbor Principal Mark Ebner attended the ceremony in Philadelphia, noting that ’being on stage to collect the award, and having a room full of peers extend their applause was really special.’