THE ART OF DESIGN
Ike Balmaseda Partner, Director of Urban Design and Planning IDEArc Architecture and Planning
Mollie Carmichael Principal ZONDA
Determined from a competitive field of 596 entries, this year’s Merit and Grand Award winners can be justly proud of their honors. They were determined only after careful consideration by the Gold Nugget judges. This years panel included some of the most creative and successful designers, planners and builders in our industry.
With over 25 years of professional experience in the field of urban design and planning, Ike brings extensive experience to IDEArc Architecture and Planning. Projects completed by Ike include master planned communities, destination resorts, entertainment/ retail venues, commercial/industrial centers, and multi-purpose public facilities. Internationally, he has spent 15 plus years applying his skills in planning to rapidly growing countries such as the Philippines, China, and Mexico. His abilities encompass all aspects of the land design process, from the formulation of master plan concept, detailed site development plans, and “value-added” land studies. Ike’s expertise in interpreting the “lay of the land” enable him to develop site specific solutions that incorporate form, function, and cost considerations facilitating the client’s decision-making process. In addition to his design skills, Ike has in-depth project management experience. Given the critical nature of collaboration and community buy-in, his ability to facilitate client and public relationships, concisely communicate project vision to shareholders, and coordinate multi- disciplinary consultant teams has resulted in new communities, neighborhoods, and urban environments that are distinctive places of lasting value and significance.
Mollie Carmichael is a leading strategist with a career spanning 25+ years as a builder, developer, and consultant in the residential real estate industry. Her experience includes conducting market studies throughout the country, land acquisition strategies, business planning for future growth, competitive product research, and even tactical marketing planning and design. Most notably, she has been a thought leader with consumer insights and product research throughout the nation.
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