2020 - Contractor's Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) Award - New Commercial
This building not only offers a commercial space but also includes a residential element that provides 3 new housing units in the heart of Truckee. Benches at various locations allow people of the community to stop, rest and gather allowing for a function beyond what is housed within the building. The many rooflines, forms, and exterior materials invite people to take a look and experience what is possible with innovative and thoughtful commercial design that is not just a box.
+/-18,911 SF Total (17,037 SF Commercial and 1,874 SF Apartments)
I would be pleased to be a reference for MWA. You have designed two houses that I have been involved with.
The first on lot 137 in Lahontan was a custom house for my wife and me. This house was designed for our needs and to meet the stringent requirements of the Lahontan Design Guidelines. We achieved our program goals, Lahontan Design Review Approval, and a building permit. We sold the lot, building plans and the building permit to a speculative developer who built the house with some modifications.
Last year we purchased a house which was built on spec by a developer. MWA designed that house. We were not “in the market” for a house, but happened to walk through an open house. We fell in love with your design. The house was well sited for views and privacy, very bright inside (an unusual situation in Lahontan), and fit our life style perfectly. Twenty three days later we owned this house. My wife and I are moving to this house and Truckee full time as of November 1st.
I would strongly recommend MWA to anyone designing a house in the Truckee/Tahoe area.