Consilium Design Awarded the Best in American Living (BALA) Gold Award

Jan 25, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently honored Consilium Design for their design of Leyden Rock in Arvada, CO with the 2017 Best in American Living Gold Award. The award was for the Best Single Family Community of the Year over 100 units. The annual awards program, held during the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fl. honors excellence and innovation in community design. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards program.

“Leyden Rock has become the fastest selling single family home community in Colorado and the 9th fastest in the nation,” said Craig Karn, president of Consilium Design in Centennial, CO. “We integrated over 600 acres of open space (60%) into the site, along with 19 miles of soft and hard trails for community access, exercise and recreation. Consilium Design utilized low impact site design resulting in twice the density of a conventional development while preserving 3 times as much open space. We would like to thank our client, RRCEA for giving us the opportunity to provide design leadership on this outstanding community” said Karn.

Located in Arvada, CO a short distance from downtown Denver, the community has 1,439 homes spanning 1,033 acres with 10 homebuilders and over 156 different elevations. The development has far surpassed expectations and illustrates how creative land planning through the use of sight grading, preserving site lines, and integration of open space can drive record setting project results.

Consilium Design is a Centennial, CO based landscape architecture, land planning and urban design firm focused on delivering Uncommon Respect for our clients, consultants and all stakeholders.

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