Manny Gonzalez – 2016 Best 55+ Associate of the Year

National Association of Home Builders

November 20, 2015

National Association of Home Builders Best of 55+ Housing Awards
The Best of 55+ Housing Awards is the industry’s only national awards program honoring excellence in building, design, lifestyle and marketing of housing that appeals to boomers and beyond. The Best of 55+ Housing Awards are viewed by the industry and media as a prestigious showcase for innovation, emerging trends and quality housing that serves the mature demographic. National and International winners receive wide recognition in consumer-focused and business-to-business publications.

2016 Best 55+ Associate of the Year – Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez is an award finalist in the category of Best 55+ Associate of the Year category. Over the last 20 years Manny Gonzalez has designed more than 100 active adult communities. Mr. Gonzalez oversaw the renovation of Angelus Plaza, the nation’s largest affordable age-restricted development, into a vibrant state-of-the-art community that has attracted a waiting list of 2,400 seniors. His early adoption of Universal Design and his industry-leading knowledge of the subject led Del Webb to select Mr. Gonzalez to redesign their flagship Hilton Head community, and seven other communities over the last four years, creating innovative living environments for tomorrow’s seniors. With pioneering designs across the U.S., Mr. Gonzalez has profoundly shaped the future of Senior Housing. From turning the three-story townhouse on its side to allow for three Universal Design single-level living flats at Playa Vista, California to creating the Pattern Book for Victory at Verrado in Buckeye, Arizona, which has become the guide for architects to design the next generation of active adult homes, the ripple effect of Mr. Gonzalez’s passion for enhancing the quality of life for over 20,000 residents has led the way for architects across the country to continue to improve the living environments for millions of seniors. He is a highly sought-after speaker at industry events, and has contributed to over 200 articles on residential design. In recognition of Mr. Gonzalez’s years of dedication to the homebuilding industry, he was recently inducted into Hanley Wood’s prestigious Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.