THE DOMAIN COMPANIES RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AURORA AWARD
Florida Home Builders Association
July 19, 2010

BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lynne Edwards, FHBA
July 15, 2010 1-800-261-9447 Ext. 109


New York: The Domain Companies will be awarded an Aurora Award during the Annual Industry Gala at the 2010 Southeast Building Conference/Green Building Show in Orlando.
The Domain Companies won for its entry, The Crescent Club New Orleans, in the category of Residential/Mixed Use Land Development under 100 acres.

Home building professionals in a 12-state southeast region plus the Caribbean received nationally recognized AURORA Awards for new home construction, remodeling, commercial/mixed use and design excellence. The awards honor builders, designers, architects and other industry professionals from Texas to Virginia.

“The AURORA Awards are the Grammy’s of the home building profession,” said Patti Guthrie of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Winter Park, FL and 2010 AURORA Award Chair. “The AURORA symbolizes tremendous achievement, honor and distinction among building industry professionals.”

The Crescent Club is part of Domain’s effort to play a leading role in the recovery and economic development in New Orleans. Domain has advanced a vision for the Tulane Avenue Corridor as the epicenter of a new regional economy and resurgence of New Orleans’ downtown. With $125+ million of development within the Corridor, Domain is leading the area’s emergence as the anchor for New Orleans’ recovery.

Crescent is a 228-unit/18,000sf retail mixed-income, mixed-use development. Humphreys & Partners Architects created a design that incorporates modern elements and energy-efficient design with the area’s historic architecture and local artwork. Apartments feature thoughtful layouts, high-end kitchens; washer/dryers, dishwasher and microwave; sleek baths; wood, tile and carpeted floors; generous closets and balconies. Amenities include a courtyard with resort-style pool; fitness centers; clubhouses; business centers, community garden and garage parking. Extensive services include concierge, breakfast, online payments and maintenance requests and resident activities.

The AURORA Awards drew over 220 entries which includes 26 new companies. Leading industry professionals judged the contenders, selecting the best in new home construction and design in the southeast. Of the 125 AURORA Award winners, there were:
• 28 Grand winners,
• 9 Best in State winners,
• 1 Golden Award winner.

ABOUT AURORA AWARDS:
The AURORA Award competition is open to builders, architects, interior designers, landscape architects and other home building professionals in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. AURORA Award winners are announced each year in conjunction with the Southeast Building Conference. SEBC is a 12-state regional conference attended by more than 7,500 home building professionals.  

The Crescent Club New Orleans