Vista del Sol
Residential Community at Arizona State University

Princeton, NJ. The National Association of Home Builders recognized ikon.5 architects' Vista del Sol Residential Community at Arizona State University among the top trend-setters in the multifamily housing industry for 2009 as part of its annual Pillars of the Industry Awards program. Promoting excellence in apartment and condominium design, development, marketing and management, the Pillars of the Industry Awards are considered a showcase of future trends and innovation.

"This year's finalists represent the creativity of industry leaders who've combined beauty and high quality with an emphasis on what is most valuable to residents," said Steve Patterson, chairman of NAHB's Multifamily Leadership Board and CEO of ZOM USA in Orlando, Fla. "In the current economic environment, it is also extremely encouraging to see so many multifamily builders focusing on affordability and long-term sustainability."

"In designing Vista del Sol we concentrated on creating a distinctive, urban environment—marrying community and commercial spaces with an indigenous landscape into a vibrant, bustling town for the young," said Alan Chimacoff, ikon.5 principal and the project's design leader.

Vista del Sol won in two of the 28 categories of awards: Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community and Best Multifamily Community Site Plan. The student apartments were designed and developed for Arizona State University by ikon.5 architects, Princeton, NJ with DWL Architects of Phoenix, Arizona and American Campus Communities, developer, of Austin Texas.

ikon.5 architects are known for their award-winning designs for museums, higher education, libraries, performing arts, and corporate offices. Based in Princeton, NJ, ikon.5's practice extends to Louisiana, Arizona, Delaware, and New York.


Kristen Leone