For 55 years, the Gold Nugget Awards have raised the bar for innovative architecture, planning, and construction concepts that solve fundamental building industry needs through good design.

The program recently announced its 2018 honorees at an awards ceremony at San Francisco's Moscone Center during PCBC, the Pacific Coast's regional conference and trade show for real estate development.

From a field of over 700 U.S. and international entries, judges selected merit winners and one grand winner in 50 categories, including multifamily, single-family, custom homes, commercial, office space, renovated projects, mixed-use, affordable, and site planning. The judges praised creative approaches to classic concepts and the depth of detail executed in the winning entries.

This year's Gold Nugget jury was comprised of Cindy Harvey, principal at RNL in Denver; Pierrette Tierney-Magleby, vice president of business development at Magleby Construction in Park City, Utah; Phil Hove, principal at HOVE Design Alliance in Laguna Beach, Calif.; Eric C. Brown, principal at Artisan Homes Realty in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Greg G. Bucilla, president of Bucilla Group Architecture in Irvine, Calif.; and Leah Demirjian, senior associate editor of design at ARCHITECT's sister magazine, Builder.

Below is a collection of the winning projects in the awards program's commercial categories.

Rigoberto Moreno Santana

Best Commercial Project, Under 20,000 Square Feet
Flora Farms – Small Shops & Restaurant
San José del Cabo, Mexico
Architect: Dorman Associates
Builder: The Verano Group

Troy Hartman/Erin Eckert

Best Commercial Project, 20,000 Square Feet and Over
The Point
El Segundo, Calif.
Architect: Architects Orange
Builder: Snyder Langston

Enrique Armin

Best Special Use Project
El Merkado
San José del Cabo, Mexico
Architect: Dorman Associates
Builder: Inmobiliaria Punta San Jose

Brad Nelson

Best Recreational Use Facility
The Hilltop Club at Esencia
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Architect: Robert Hidey Architects
Builder: Rancho Mission Viejo Co.

Alex Johnson

Best Rehabilitation Project
DCP (Downtown College Prep)
San Jose, Calif.
Architect: Artik Art and Architecture
Builder: W. L. Butler

Jeremy Bittermann

Best Educational Project
Design Tech High School
Redwood City, Calif.
Architect: DES Architects + Engineers
Builder: XL Construction

View the full list of winners across all the categories here.