Civita’s Apex Neighborhood by Ryland Homes Honored For Architecture and Interior Design at Icon Awards

Civita, the sustainable, transit-oriented urban village in Mission Valley that is committed to high-style contemporary architecture, has collected more accolades for its urban design.

Apex by Ryland Homes, a stunning collection of 58 single-family detached homes near the summit of the community, was honored last weekend for “Best Architectural Design” and “Best Interior Design” among new homes in its size category at the Icon Awards by the Building Industry Association of San Diego. Apex was also a finalist for Community of the Year.

“We congratulate the Ryland Homes team for such cutting-edge, transformative architecture,” said Marco A. Sessa, senior vice president, Sudberry Properties, developer of Civita. “Apex takes full advantage of the site’s panoramic views and is one of the few single-family detached neighborhoods that Civita will offer.”

Apex’s Plan 1 was singled out for Best Architectural Design among single- family homes. Additionally, Apex’s Plan 4 received top honors for Interior Design among single-family homes.

Designed by Woodley Architectural Group, Apex homes features sleek architectural styles with vibrant textures and glass woven into the modern California designs. Prices start in the $700,000s.

Apex homes range from 2,092 to 2,229 square feet with up to five bedrooms and four baths. Highlights include luxurious finishes and expansive windows that connect to dual outdoor entertaining areas.

Apex’s spacious gourmet kitchens feature elegant cabinets, stainless appliances and granite countertops.

Homebuyers can choose from an array of options that range from fine finishes, upgraded flooring, landscape packages and fireplaces to fully equipped guest suites, master bedroom beverage centers, professional chef kitchens and more.

Homes are equipped with energy-efficient LED fixtures throughout, delivering a range of illumination for every mood and occasion. Other sustainable features include low-E windows, Energy Star appliances, and low-VOC paint.

Three other neighborhoods at Civita also received honors at the Icon Awards: Shea Home’s Frame, Plan 3, received the top award for Interior Design in the Multi-Family Residence category. Shea Home’s Lucent, Plan 2X, was a finalist in the same Interior Design category and Chelsea Investment Corporation’s Versa was a finalist in the Affordable Project category.

All of the residences at Civita are within easy walking distance of Civita Park, a multi-level park designed to cascade down the property and create the physical and social heart of the community. Now under construction, Civita Park is designed to include urban-style gathering places, open picnic areas, a children’s play area, a community garden, jogging and walking trails and meditative nooks. Civita Creek, a naturalistic streambed that functions as a bioswale, will traverse the site and naturally treat rainwater runoff.

Located in the heart of San Diego on a former quarry site, Civita combines a lively urban lifestyle with proximity to shopping and restaurants and easy trolley access to downtown San Diego, Old Town and Qualcomm Stadium. The community is being developed by Sudberry Properties over the next 10-15 years with an emphasis on sustainability and high-style architecture.

Long-range plans for the 230-acre urban village call for a total of 4,780 residential homes and apartments, approximately 480,000 square feet for a lifestyle retail center and 420,000 square feet for an office/business campus.

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Sudberry Properties and Civita Guest Builders Named Finalists in Numerous Categories in Icon Awards

Sudberry Properties and Civita’s guest builders, Chelsea Investment Corporation, Ryland Homes and Shea Homes San Diego, are finalists in eight categories in the
Building Industry Association of San Diego’s Icon Awards, which honors the best in local architecture, interior design, construction and marketing.

Finalists include:

Best Architectural Design – Single-Family Homes, Under 2,500 Sq. Ft.
Apex at Civita – Plan 1, Ryland Homes, Woodley Architectural Group

Best Interior Design – Multi-Family Residence
Frame – Plan 3, Shea Homes, Ami Samuels Interiors
Lucent Penthouse – Plan 2X, Shea Homes, Design Line Interiors

Best Interior Design – Single-Family Homes, Under 2,500 Sq. Ft.
Apex at Civita – Plan 1, Ryland Homes
Apex at Civita – Plan 4, Ryland Homes

Best Sales/Leasing Environment
West Park at Civita, Sudberry Properties

Best Advertising Campaign
Civita, Sudberry Properties

Best Website
Civita, Sudberry Properties, Greenhaus

Community of the Year – Detached
Apex at Civita, Ryland Homes

Best Affordable Project
Versa, Chelsea Investment Corp.

The winners will be announced at the Icon Awards on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.