Burrard Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

Burrard Properties


Seattle, WA, July 27, 2020 — Judges for the 2020 Gold Nugget Awards have named Burrard Development as the Grand Awards winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. Burrard Development earned its award for NEXUS, which was honored for Best Multi-Family Housing Community – 100 DU/Acre or More category.

Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, the Grand Awards were announced on July 24th – The 2020 Gold Nugget Awards were presented with a Virtual event.

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

Located in Seattle, NEXUS is an iconic and visually striking residential tower that would help redefine urban living by fusing state-of-the-art technology with hospitality-centered, naturally inspired interiors to nurture a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

“At the very core of NEXUS is a next-generation vertical village where residents can experience more of what matters. Where urban living is redefined and daily living is streamlined to offer a better human experience and an optimal urban lifestyle,” said Christian Chan, CEO, Burrard Development.

With NEXUS, industry leaders converged with Burrard’s shared vision to engineer North America’s most compelling and attainable residential offering through innovative architectural design, amenities programming, and state-of-the-art technology. The breathtaking 41-storey residential tower features 389 modern homes with the impressive city and water views, state-of-the-art amenities and the most advanced technology – all set-in downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle, the city’s newly revitalized urban community.

NEXUS’ iconic architecture is defined by its impressive display of massive stacked and rotated glass boxes towering high in the skyline. The ingenious design is characterized by the illusion of twisting movement as one moves around the exterior of the building which was achieved by offsetting each massive glass cube by an incredible 8 degrees each. Deep reveals between the twisting boxes serve as wrap-around terraces, adding large amounts of exterior space and breaking down the tower’s overall bulk and scale to produce an architectural feat unlike any other.

NEXUS offers a range of unit sizes and configurations from studios to penthouses with soaring windows, open floor plans and luxurious finishes. The interior design softens the angular structure with fluid, soothing palettes and natural materials while also incorporating the latest in integrated, high tech systems. Individual units are characterized by light and space. Floor plans were designed for efficiency and to showcase the views. Judicious use of pocket doors and barn doors reduces the amount of hallways translating that space into more generous living areas. The result is a welcome urban oasis that defines urban living.

At NEXUS, luxurious units are complemented by modern opulent common spaces that include guest suites, co-working spaces, a media room, and the signature 41st floor Sky Lounge which is designed for residents to revel in luxury or relax with friends. Dark, dramatic palette centers around a 360-degree open fireplace and ample spaces for showcase entertaining include a generous rooftop deck that wraps the southwest side of the top floor. Modern art is featured predominantly throughout the building’s amenity spaces which includes an impressive collection of original and limited edition prints by artists like John Keatley, Bisco Smith, Lance Mercer, and Sean Barton.

NEXUS has also innovated to new heights with its customized all-in-one home automation system known as the NEXUS Resident App which allows homeowners to control in-home devices with the opportunity to control climate, lighting and security. The App also integrates with the building systems like building access, home-front door, gym equipment and package lockers, and booking of building amenities.