NCG Architects wins ARDA Award

Atlanta, Ga., April 20, 2008 – The American Resort Development Association (ARDA), a U.S. trade organization representing the vacation ownership and resort development industry, recently awarded NCG Architects, Inc. its 2008 award for best resort design. The highly competitive contest was open to firms around the world.

NCG received the award for the Private Residence Club at Tucker’s Point, Bermuda, a resort that ranks among the world’s finest. The Private Residence Club was designed for guests who enjoy extended stays in Bermuda but want to avoid the responsibilities of home ownership. It consists of 20 two, three and four-bedroom villas in a series of four buildings anchored by a gracious Bermuda-style clubhouse, all molded into gentle green hills.

“We’re honored to receive this award for excellence in resort design,” says NCG principal Jim Carson. Carson served as lead architect responsible for the concepts, schematic designs and contract documents for the Private Residence Club as well as the resort’s golf and beach clubs. The firm collaborated with SWA Group on land planning for the entire resort.

Known for designing timeless projects that reflect the environment, NCG worked with a landscape architect to overcome challenges wrought by the steep, rocky site. “We were able to position the buildings to minimize costly site work and take full advantage of the views. We also grouped the units in small clusters to create a ‘village’ feel and add spatial variety,” says Carson. The club’s stucco exteriors, white flat-tile roofs, shutters and extensive balconies reflect an ethereal quality that captures the spirit of the island.

Founded in Atlanta, Ga., in 1971, NCG Architects designs resorts, residential and recreational projects for a global clientele. The firm forges strong relationships with clients, demonstrates a keen sensitivity to the land and provides services that go far beyond design. Its clients include private developers, Marriott Resorts, Ritz-Carlton and many others.