Our awards speak for themselves.

Architecture & Urban Design

  • 2001 Sacramento Art Deco Society Preservation Award for Preserving the Av-Corda Apartment Building
  • 2001 Sacramento Old City Association Architectural Award for the FremontBuilding at 1501 16th Street
  • The American Institute of Architects, California Council and the GreatValley Center Award of Excellence for the Capitol Park Neighborhood Design Plan
  • 1997 Urban Design Honor Award for the Capitol Park Neighborhood Design Plan
  • 1996 SOCA Architectural Award for Mixed Use/Adaptive Re-use for 1329 O Street
  • 1990 Sacramento Old City Association Architectural Award for Greentree Apartments at 14th and O Streets
  • 1990 Sacramento Old City Association Architectural Award for Auslender Apartments Development

Smart Growth & Planning

  • 2013 Regional Transit District’s Agency of the Year Award for Being a Champion of Public Transit
  • 2009 Sacramento Valley APA Statewide Section Distinguished Leadership Award
  • 2009 Sacramento Valley APA Local Section Distinguished Leadership Award
  • 2004 SACOG’s first Blueprint Excellence Award for Exemplary Use of Smart Growth Principles while Creating Infill Housing and Transit Oriented Communities
  • 1998 Sacramento Valley Section APA Award for Outstanding Planning and Implementation for a Large Jurisdiction Award for the Capitol Park Neighborhood Plan
  • 1997 Sacramento Valley Section of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association Recognition for the Capitol Area Plan Background Studies


  • 2008 SMUD Green Power Leader
  • 2003 Certificate of Accomplishment for Implementing a USEPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant at the Fremont Community Garden Site

Livability & Quality of Life

  • 1998 Congressional Record in Appreciation of CADA for Revitalizing the Capitol Area and for Improving the Quality of Life for the Many Residents of Sacramento Who Live There
  • 1997 Awahnee Community Livability Award for the Capitol Park Neighborhood Design Plan

Community Leadership

  • 2005 Comstock’s Vanguard Award
  • 1988 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community

Affordability, Accessibility & Fair Housing

  • 2010 Regional Human Rights Fair Housing Commission Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contributions
  • 2004 AIA California Council Community Housing Assistance Award
  • 1980 California Association of the Physically Handicapped Commends CADA’s Park Mansion Apartments for Substantial Contributions Made for the Betterment of People with Disabilities in Sacramento
  • 1980 Resources for Independent Living Outstanding Achievement Award forPark Mansion Apartments