Press Release

W. L. Butler Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

June 16, 2021

Redwood City, California, June 16, 2021 — Judges for the 2021 Gold Nugget Awards have named W. L. Butler as a Grand Award and an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.

W. L. Butler earned two Merit Awards for The Nueva School, which was honored for Best Design for Energy Efficiency and Best Educational Project. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, the Grand Awards were announced in a virtual event. The Nueva School received this prestigious honor in the Best Design for Energy Efficiency category.

Located in Hillsborough, The Nueva School  project was an expansion of the student center and construction of a new ground-up two-story building with four science rooms and administration spaces nestled among acres of trees and serene views. Existing offices were converted into one new classroom with related offices and counseling rooms. The original student center café was transformed into a new multi-purpose building with increased seating capacity and a fully remodeled kitchen. The new environmental science center features two rooms each for grammar and middle school students, four general assignment classrooms and two faculty/flex rooms. A new tree canopy elevated walkway provides an accessible path of travel between both buildings. The two new buildings were designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, as well as Net Zero Energy performance. All energy required to operate these buildings will be provided by on-site renewable energy resources such as solar power.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish.

Now in it’s 58th year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world.

Gold Nugget Awards — Recognizing those who improve our communities through exceptional 
concepts in design, planning and development.

W. L. Butler is a full-service general contractor dedicated to project excellence and providing outstanding customer service. With offices throughout California, we proudly serve the Western Region of the United States. We are able to quickly assess project needs, provide innovative solutions and respond to a high percent of repeat client’s with more than 40 years of broad-based experience. Additionally, we are registered/licensed in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.