The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented its annual Best in American Living Awards (BALA) ceremony on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the NAHB Internationals Builder’s Show in Las Vegas. Lessard Design was honored with two silver awards: The Avant at Reston Town Center (Multifamily Development 5 Stories and Over for Rent Category) and The DelRay Tower (Multifamily Adaptive Reuse Category. Lessard Design President and CEO Chris Lessard, was on hand to accept the two awards.
The Avant at Reston Town Center features 359 units of luxury living right in the heart of the town’s retail center with 28,000-sf of retail, shops, and restaurants just steps from its resident’s front doors. The new 15-story design successfully blends the urban lifestyle, convenience, and community enhancement in one of the region’s most successful mixed-use communities.
The DelRay Tower underwent a radical transformation – adapting from a dated residential building into a new and vibrant 320-unit tower. The challenge of the design was to create an urban streetscape along the main road with the existing footprint of the former apartment building. The exciting new design couples 12,000-sf of amenities and grade level retail shops to create a more accessible and vibrant development that fully embraces the community and residents by providing a high quality of living for its residents.