SP78 is First For-Sale Product of its Kind in Downtown San Jose


May 16, 2019

The Building Industry Association’s 2019 Excellence in Home Building Awards honored outstanding residential architecture including community of the year SP78 at San Pedro Square by Trumark and KTGY.

SAN FRANCISCO—The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area’s 2019 Excellence in Home Building Awards honor outstanding residential architecture in single-family and multifamily development. The Sales and Marketing Council recently hosted the annual Excellence in Home Building Awards to recognize the work of outstanding BIA Bay Area members. The association’s chapter is the local affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders Sales and Marketing Council.

KTGY Architecture + Planning received three awards and six finalists honors at the event held last month.

Community of the year: SP78 at San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose was developed by Trumark Homes. KTGY Architecture + Planning was the architect on the project.

Representing the first for-sale product of its kind in San Jose’s downtown district, SP78 will feature 78 three-story townhomes adjacent to the San Pedro Square Marketplace. The single-family two- and three-bedroom townhomes offer 10-foot ceilings and great rooms. These homes are walkable to the office and the marketplace, and adjacent to a new city park.

“On SP78, we worked collaboratively with Trumark Homes to create homes that had a smaller footprint at the ground floor to gain density, but then opened them up on the upper floors to create comfortable living spaces in this most urban of environments,” Jonathan Boriack, associate principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning in the firm’s Oakland office tells GlobeSt.com. “To accomplish this, we oriented many of the smaller units’ upper floors in a side-to-side crossover layout instead of front to back. This meant the garage width no longer dictated the living width, and we could increase room size and access to natural light in the living spaces. The result is a for-sale townhome community that accomplishes approximately 33 dwelling units per acre.”

Best architectural design of a multifamily community: Anton Menlo in Menlo Park, CA was developed by St. Anton Partners with architect KTGY Architecture + Planning.

Located less than 1.5 miles from the Facebook West campus, this $120 million sustainable community serves Gen Y and tech industry professionals in the walkable transit-oriented neighborhood of Menlo Park. The apartment community has indoor/outdoor community spaces to allow for more resident socialization. Smaller floor plans target singles, two-bedroom plans offer dual masters ideal for roommates and limited three-bedroom plans target young families.

“This multifamily rental community project is all about providing a contemporary amenity-rich environment for today’s young professionals,” Boriack tells GlobeSt.com. “A variety of home sizes allows for a flexibility of living situations, from singles and couples to roommates to small families. The buildings are focused around the central common spaces and provide more of a mixed-use feel than the typical rental neighborhood. Amenities have been maximized to make this community a home base for employees of the adjacent Facebook corporate campus. A resort pool, sky lounge, fitness and yoga studio, coffee café, grab and go vending shop, pet spa, bike shop, and sports bar and lounge create numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for social gathering for the social generation.”

Best architectural design attached home less than 2,000 square feet: Lexington at Avenue One–Residence 3A.2 in San Jose was built by Lennar Homes with architect KTGY Architecture + Planning.

This multifamily for-sale community is located in a transit-oriented mixed-density residential neighborhood in South San Jose. In a walkable and bike-friendly community, the streetscape design has an architectural emphasis on porches, decks and patios for interaction with passersby. The stacked-flat style offers single-level living. Floor-to-ceiling windows and decks off the master and family room, facing the street, allow light and views in. The master suite is located on one side of the home while the additional bedrooms are located on the opposite side.

“The largest of the plans at Lexington, plan 3, is about providing the well-appointed spaces and rooms that home buyers look for in San Jose, at a smaller square footage than typically found in the for-sale home market. The single-level stacked flats allowed the team to boost density across the site, meeting the city’s goals for providing much-needed housing in the Hitachi Campus mixed-use transit area, and providing an alternative to the high-density rentals or for-sale townhomes that make up the rest of the neighborhood. The end result is a home that has larger appeal to a variety of buyers, be it empty nesters looking to move closer to family, multi-generational households, or young professional families striving to shorten commutes and live an urban lifestyle.”

The finalist for community of the year was Boulevard located in Dublin, CA. developed and built by Brookfield Residential and Lennar Homes with architects KTGY Architecture + Planning and WHA.

The finalist for best architectural design detached home (2,401 to 3,000 square feet) was Huntington at Boulevard/plan 2 in Dublin, CA. The builder was Brookfield Residential and the architect was KTGY Architecture + Planning.

The finalist for best architectural design/detached home of more than 3,000 square feet was The Bluffs at Tassajara Hills–The Prescott in Dublin, CA. Its builder was Toll Brothers with architect KTGY Architecture + Planning.

The finalist for best architectural design of a multifamily community was SP78 at San Pedro Square. Another finalist for best architectural design of a multifamily community was SoMont in Milpitas, CA developed by Lennar Homes with architect KTGY Architecture + Planning.

The finalist for best architectural design/attached home of more than 2,000 square feet was Locale @ State Street–Residence 4  in Fremont, CA built by SummerHill Homes with architect KTGY Architecture + Planning.

The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area is a nonprofit membership association that advocates at the local, regional and state level in support of an adequate supply of quality homes for people of all income levels. BIA’s 400-plus members are home builders, trade contractors, suppliers and residential development industry professionals, GlobeSt.com learns.