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THE 36th ANNUAL AURORA AWARDS

Presented by SEBC and the Florida Home Builders Association


 

2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Following a fabulous judging with fantastic competition with nearly 400 entries submitted, we are proud to present the list of our winning companies!

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Questions? Call Lisa Parrish | Administrator
909.987.2758 | 800.658.2751
lisa@teampmp.com
 

 

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Thank You to Our 2017 Aurora Awards Sponsors

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Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. Residential and Commercial construction professionals actively involved in projects located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and the Eastern Caribbean are eligible to participate.

Featuring 55 categories, the Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries. From overall design to sustainability, the awards program offers categories for each participant in the construction industry.

Now in its 36th year, the Aurora Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 

Questions? Call Lisa Parrish | Administrator
909.987.2758 | 800.658.2751

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Call for Entries

ELIGIBLE ENTRIES
Any project or development that was open for sale, lease or rental at any time after January 1, 2016 are eligible. On the Boards entries must have at least 1 governmental approval and have forward progress.

Entries from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia are eligible.
Previous Aurora Award winners are eligible for the 2017 program, if they meet eligibility criteria described.

EXCLUSIONS
Previous Aurora Award winners are not eligible in the same category, unless there have been distinct design changes. Projects for which the architect or builder is a member of the 2017 panel of judges are not eligible for the 2017 Aurora competition.

If you have any questions, contact the Aurora Awards at 1.800.658.2751

HOW TO ENTER
Review the categories and make your selections. Complete online entry application and entry fees for all entries and submit no later than June 7, 2017 [NOW CLOSED].

ENTRY FEES
Entry Applications Received by May 15
The fee is $250 each entry for FHBA Members
The fee is $450 for Non-Members of FHBA

Entry Applications Received May 16 – June 7
The fee is $300 each entry for FHBA Members
The fee is $500 for Non-Members of FHBA

You may submit as many entries as you wish in each category, but each requires the appropriate fee.

Pay by VISA/MasterCard/AMEX.

Announcement of Finalists – June 23, 2017

2017 Steps to Enter

2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES

1. Please complete Entry Application & pay entry fees no later than June 7, 2017 [NOW CLOSED].

ENTRY FEES
Received by May 15
The fee is $250 each entry for FHBA Members
The fee is $450 for Non-Members of FHBA

Received by May 16 – June 7
The fee is $300 each entry for FHBA Members
The fee is $500 for Non-Members of FHBA

2. Once submitted Aurora system will generate your unique entry serial number(s) per entry.

3. Your entry materials are due by June 7, 2017 [NOW CLOSED].

Materials for all entries include:
• Team/Project Information Form – DOWNLOAD
• Custom/Spec Home Release Form (Categories 7-10 Only) – DOWNLOAD
• Photo Release Form – DOWNLOAD
• Digital Files — site plan, floor plan, and photo images required.

If you have any questions during the process please feel free to contact our offices.

Lisa Parrish | Administrator
Aurora Awards
10416 Hamilton St. • Alta Loma CA 91701
909.987.2758 or 800.658.2751
Lisa@TeamPMP.com

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IMAGES
Digital images saved at 300 dpi – sized to at 1800 pixels wide – saved at 300 dpi
JPEG format ONLY. All plans should be saved as high resolution PDF – 8 ½” x 11”

Images should be named with your Category number, entry serial and sequence number or description.

Example:
01-1005_1.jpG
01-1005_2.jpg (thru 8 images)
01-1005_floorplan.pdf
01-1005_siteplan.pdf
01-1005_photorelease.pdf
01-1005_teamform.pdf

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds will be made on entry fees or tickets.

General Requirements/All Cateogories

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ASSIGNED A UNIQUE ENTRY NUMBER – ALL ENTRIES WILL BE SUBMITTED DIGITALLY THROUGH FILE SHARING SERVICES – NO PAPER COPIES ARE REQUIRED

Identification of Materials – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND NOTE THOSE IMAGES NOT NAMED WITH CORRECT FORMAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.

Except for the entry application, company names should not appear anywhere in, or on, the entry forms and /or within the naming of the images and will result in elimination from the competition. The only exception to the rule is with residential developments, rental apartment and recreational facilities. Within this category the name of the project and the developer can be used within the question and answer sections on your portfolios.

PLEASE NOTE THE LABELING OF THE IMAGES IS AS FOLLOWS AND ANY IMAGES NOT NAMED IN THE PROPER MANNER WILL REQUIRE THE ENTRANT TO RESUBMIT IMAGES PROPERLY OR BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION. IMAGES: should be named with your Category number, entry serial and sequence number or description.

Example:
01-1005_1.jpg
01-1005_2.jpg (thru 8 images)
01-1005_floorplan.pdf
01-1005_siteplan.pdf
01-1005_photorelease.pdf
01-1005_teamform.pdf

Team/Project Information Form – ALL ENTRIES — Supply all information requested for your category.

For categories in energy, water, solar, green, natural gas and water wise you must submit energy calculations for your specific category as well as the Team/Project Information Form.

Density Definition
Gross density is total acres divided by total units. Net density is the total buildable site area divided by the total number of units. Buildable acreage includes land that serves the project—homes, streets, parking and commons. Subtract acreage for unusable land—major slopes, wetlands, perimeter landscape lots, habitat areas or easements that cannot be integrated into the proposed development.

Definition of Mixed Use Building
Mixed use refers to the combining of retail/commercial and/or service uses with residential or office use in the same building or on the same site in one (1) of the following ways:
A. Vertical Mixed Use: A single structure with the above floors used for residential or office use and a portion of the ground floor for retail/commercial or service uses.
B. Horizontal Mixed Use – Attached: A single structure which provides retail/commercial or service use in the portion fronting the public or private street with attached residential or office uses behind.

2017 Aurora Awards Categories

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL

1. Recreational Facility
2. Commercial Project — Under 20,000 sq ft
(Includes Commercial, Retail and Office Applications)
3. Commercial Project — 20,000 sq. ft. & Over (Includes Commercial, Retail and Office Applications)
4. Rehabilitation Project – Includes Office, Commercial and Industrial
5. Interior Renovations (May include tenant improvements)
6. Educational Project (Excludes housing. May be on the boards)

CUSTOM & RENOVATED HOMES
NOTE: Categories maybe split if deemed necessary by judges.

7. Custom Home Under 4,000 sq. ft.
8. Custom Home 4,000 to 8,000 sq. ft.
9. Custom Home Over 8,000 sq. ft.
10. On the Boards Custom Home
11. Renovated or Restored Single House
12. Renovated, Restored or Adaptive Re-Use Residential Project (Adaptive re-use – change of occupancy or use)

TARGETED USE RESIDENTIAL – (For Sale or Rent)

13. Mixed Use Project (Category may be split based on gross floor area. Total gross under 50,000 sq. ft. & Total gross 50,000 sq. ft. & over)
14. Best On-the-Boards Mixed Use Project
15. Multi-Family Housing Community – Under 18 du/acre
16. Multi-Family Housing Community – 18-30 du/acre
17. Multi-Family Housing Community – 30-60 du/acre or more
18. Multi-Family Housing Community — Over 60 du/acre
19. Campus Housing – Faculty or Student Residential – Institutional Use
20. On-the-Board Multi-Family Community (Category may be broken by density or product type)

SENIORS HOUSING

21. Age-Qualified Senior Housing Community – For Sale or Rent
22. Service Enriched Seniors Housing Community – IL/AL/Memory Care
23. Continuity Care Retirement Community Campus – Purpose Built
24. Senior Housing Community – On-the-Boards (May be broken by product type. Includes all seniors housing – attached, detached, for sale or rent)

SITE PLANNING

25. Community Site Plan
26. On-the-Boards Site Plan

NOTE: On-the-Boards entries views may be photographs or images of sketches or models of major community features and various product types.

SINGLE FAMILY PRODUCTION HOUSING
NOTE: Categories maybe split if deemed necessary by judges.

27. Single Family Detached Home — Under 2,000 sq. ft.
28. Single Family Detached Home — 2,000 to 2499 sq. ft.
29. Single Family Detached Home — 2,500 to 2,999 sq. ft.
30. Single Family Detached Home — 3,000 to 3,499 sq. ft.
31. Single Family Detached Home — 3,500 to 3,999 sq. ft.
32. Single Family Detached Home — 4,000 to 5,000 sq. ft.
33. Single Family Detached Home — Over 5,000 sq. ft.

INTERIOR MERCHANDISING & DESIGN
NOTE: Sale price of home including lot (detached or attached). Categories maybe split if deemed necessary by judges.

34. Best Kitchen – Under $500,000
35. Best Kitchen – $500,000 to $1,000,000
36. Best Kitchen – $1,000,001 to $2,000,000
37. Best Kitchen –Over $2,000,000
38. Best Bath – Under $500,000
39. Best Bath – $500,000 to $1,000,000
40. Best Bath – $1,000,001 to $2,000,000
41. Best Bath – Over $2,000,000
42. Best Interior Merchandising of a Home – Under $500,000
43. Best Interior Merchandising of a Home – $500,000 to $1,000,000
44. Best Interior Merchandising of a Home – $1,000,001 to $2,000,000
45. Best Interior Merchandising of a Home – Over $2,000,000
46. Best Interior Merchandising Rental Apartment or Condominium (One Unit)
47. Best Interior Merchandising – Community Amenity or Clubhouse
48. Best Interior Detailing – Under $500,000
49. Best Interior Detailing – $500,000 – $1,000,000
50. Best Interior Detailing – $1,000,001 – $2,000,000
51. Best Interior Detailing – over $2,000,000

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
NOTE: Categories may be split if deemed necessary by judges: commercial, custom, production, and remodeled homes.

52. Green Construction
53. Solar Energy Home
54. Water-Wise Home
55. Energy Efficient Home

COMMUNITIES OF THE YEAR

56. Residential Community of the Year – Multi-Family
57. Residential Community of the Year – Detached
58. Residential Housing Community of the Year – Masterplan

DISCRETIONARY AWARDS

Judges Special Awards:
Awarded at judges’ discretion, these awards honor extraordinary and unusual projects from any category. No additional entry fee.

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2017 Marketing Stamps

• Silver Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD
• Golden Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD
• Grand Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD

2016 Aurora Awards Materials & Highlights

Marketing Stamps

• Grand Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD
• Golden Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD
• Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD
• Best of State Aurora Winner Stamp – DOWNLOAD