Awards

“The Design Team was spot-on, creating tremendous aesthetic value throughout the entire Clubhouse with great use of textures, colors, rich accents, and by incorporating the work of local artists for a unique look that ties back to the local community.”

– Judge Jim Richerson
MARTIS CAMP CLUBHOUSE GOLF INC. OF THE YEAR 2012

Clubhouse, Recreation & Hospitality

Tahoe Beach Club

  • Links Magazine Top 10 Golf’s Most Impressive US Clubhouses: Martis Camp Lodge
  • Golf Digest Greatest Clubhouses in America: Martis Camp Lodge
  • Golf Digest Greatest Clubhouses in America: BigHorn Clubhouse
  • NAHB Nationals Best Community Amenity: Tahoe Beach Club
  • Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Awards: Tahoe Beach Club
  • Robert B. McLeod Partners in Placemaking: Casa Lucero at Estrella
  • Gold Nugget Best Recreational & Best Indoor/Outdoor Facility: Casa Lucero at Estrella
  • Golf Inc. Clubhouse of the Year: BIGHORN Golf Club
  • ENRSouthwest Regional Best Projects: ASCAYA Clubhouse
  • Golf Inc. Clubhouse of the Year: Nicklaus Golf Clubhouse at Promontory
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Interior Renovations: SentryWorld Clubhouse
  • Golf Inc. Renovation, Clubhouse of the Year Honoree: Desert Highlands Golf Clubhouse

The Shed at Promontory

  • Gold Nugget Grand Award, Best Public Special Use: The Shed at Promontory
  • Golf Inc. Private, 1st Place Clubhouse of the Year: Martis Camp Clubhouse
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Public/Private Recreational Use Facility: Martis Camp The Lodge
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit and Grand Award, Best Public/Private Recreational Use Facility: Martis Camp Family Barn
  • Contractors Association of Tahoe/Truckee Commercial Project of the Year: Martis Camp Family Barn
  • Golf Digest Top 50 “Great Service” facilities: Arizona Grand Resort
  • Golf Digest Four Star “Best Places to Play”: Arizona Grand Resort
  • Gold Nugget  Award of Merit, International Residential Project: Las Palomas Golf Resort 
  • Golf Inc. Private Golf Clubhouse of the Year: Talking Rock Ranch

Residential

  • NAHB Best in American Living , Best Custom Home over 8,000 sq.ft. : Sedona Moongate Residence
  • Gold Nugget, Award of Merit, Best Custom Home : Water’s Edge at Lake Las Vegas
  • Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards – Merit Award: Martis Camp Lot 167
  • Las Vegas Architects, Best Residential Architects & Designers in Las Vegas

Martis Camp Lot 369

  •  Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Custom Home: Martis Camp Lot 369
  • AZ Masonry Honor Award: Copper Sky
  • Custom Tile & Stone Assoc. of AZ Awards of Excellence: Copper Sky
  • Custom Tile & Stone Assoc. of AZ Awards of Excellence: Desert Arrow
  • AZ Masonry Guild, Inc. Craftsmanship Award: Desert Arrow
  • ICPI/NCMA Design Awards of excellence, Award of Excellence: Desert Arrow
  • Marble Institute of America Pinnacle Award: Tir na nOg Residence
  • Electronic Lifestyle Designer Awards, Gold Award: Tir na nOg Residence
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Martis Camp Barn Cabins
  • Tahoe Quarterly: Martis Camp Barn Cabins
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Single Family Detached Home: Talking Rock Ranch
  • AZ Masonry Honor Award: Curci Residence
  • National Concrete Masonry Association, Design Award of Excellence: Curci Residence

Talking Rock Ranch

Planning

“Creating a model for senior living that extends beyond the current stand-alone buildings and creates opportunity through self-sustaining agritourism and Live, Work, Play elements that form a bustling, inter-connected community that welcomes all ages.” 

  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Presidents Award: Community Master Plan for the Navajo Nation
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence: Community Master Plan for the Navajo Nation
  • American Planning Association Best Ordinance/Regulation/Legislation/Adopted Policy: Town of Florence, Territory Square Zoning District
  • AZ State Housing Department Housing Hero Award: Navajo Housing Authority
  • American Planning Association (Arizona) Best Regional Plan: Navajo Housing Authority
  • American Planning Association (Utah) Outstanding Achievement Award: Navajo Nation Community Master Plan
  • American Planning Association (New Mexico) Comprehensive Planning Award: Navajo Housing Authority
  • Arizona Forward Award of Merit: Sustainable Master Plan for the Navajo Nation
  • American Planning Association (Arizona) Best Project: Town of Florence North End Plan
  • Gold Nugget Grand Award, Building Industry Community Spirit Award: Camp Soaring Eagle
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit and Grand Award, Residential Detached Community of the Year: Martis Camp
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit and Grand Award, Best Community Site Plan: Martis Camp
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Master Planned Community of the Year: Sedona Community Master Plan
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Community Site Plan – Sedona Community Master Plan
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Master Planned Community of the Year: Talking Rock Ranch
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best Community Site Plan: Talking Rock Ranch

Commercial

Desert Discovery Center

Desert EDGE

  • AIA Arizona Best Unbuilt Project: Desert EDGE
  • Design Build Institute of America National Award of Merit: Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility
  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Public/Private Special Use Project “On the Boards”: Desert Discovery Center
  • Construction Communications Magazine: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • ULI Award of Excellence: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AZ/RE RED Award Best Public Project: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AZ/RE Magazine 18 Greatest Architectural Achievements in Arizona: Univision Corporate Headquarters
  • AIA’s 8 Greatest Architectural Achievements in Arizona: Univision Corporate Headquarters
  • America’s Crown Community Award, American City & County Magazine: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AZ Masonry Guild Honor Award: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Gold Nugget Grand Award, Judges Special Award of Excellence: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AWPCA Water Project of the Year: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • CEMEX Infrastructure Award: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Southwest Contractor’s Arizona Best of 2007 Editor’s Choice: Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC – Arizona) Grand Award: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Valley Forward The Environmental Excellence Award of Merit: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Southwest Builders Best of 2006 Award: Chaparral Water Treatment Facility

Publications

THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY:  “Along with the enterprises we create, we take seriously the steward role of our natural environment and the heritage of human achievement. For more than 25 years, in ways both large and small, Vernon Swaback has been part of creating what the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin has become and what it will be. The significance of this book is more than theory. Its insights are based on the author’s enduring commitment to the art of community.”

– Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

CREATING VALUE:  “Everything from historic settlements to healthily blessed cities and university towns are used to illustrate the role of design in providing for lifelong learning through educational, artistic and spiritual endeavors. Vernon Swaback’s observational acuity and precision with language is beautifully aligned with his ability to create designs for living.”

– Scott McVay, President, Chautauqua Institution, New York

Two Worlds Community Foundation Publications