Lucent Wins Merit Award for Architectural Excellence At PCBC’s Prestigious Gold Nugget Competition


Shea Homes San Diego received a Merit Award in the Gold Nugget Competition at last week’s Pacific Coast Builders Conference.  It was honored in theBest Multifamily Housing Community (18/30 du/acre) category.

Congratulations to Shea Homes and its design team, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc. and Design Line Interiors. The Gold Nugget Awards, which received 635 entries this year, are among the most prestigious design awards in the world!

Lucent has been wowing industry leaders and home shoppers since it opened in Civita last summer.

Thirty-six of the 54 homes offer all living space on a single level, surrounded on three sides by walls of windows and balconies.  The other 18 homes are two-story penthouses, which feature an upstairs family room and an outdoor deck and fireplace.

Lucent consists of multiple five-story buildings, with either six or 12 homes per building. Ranging from 1,457 to 1,878 square feet, homes at Lucent offer two bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage located on the ground floor. An interior elevator provides access to upstairs floors. Lucent is located at 8401 Distinctive Drive.

Civita Celebrates Summer with Free Movies and Concerts


Summer festivities are underway at Civita, with a series of free movies and music concerts in the community’s temporary park, located at the corner of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta.

The public is invited to join Civita on July 17 and August 21 for the “Film Friday” series, featuring family-friendly movies shown on the big screen. Come early and bring a picnic or enjoy tasty taco’s for $1 and free popcorn (starting at 6:30pm.) Films start at approximately 7:45 p.m. Movies are listed on the Civita website at

Wind down the weekend at Civita’s “Sundown Sunday” summer concert series, showcasing great local talent. On Sunday, July 12, one of San Diego’s most popular original Country Rock bands, Nancarrow, will perform. On August 9, another local favorite, Siren’s Crush, will perform their wide range of classic dance favorites. Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic basket, or grab a gourmet burger from InSlider, one of San Diego’s favorite food trucks.

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