Publications

 
 
The Custom Home (Cover) by Vernon D. Swaback, FAIA
 
The Creative Community - Designing for Life, by Vernon D Swaback, FAIA, FAICP
 

The Creative Community: "Along with the enterprises we create, we take seriously the steward role of our natural environment and the heritage of human achievement. For more than 25 years, in ways both large and small, Vernon Swaback has been part of creating what the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin has become and what it will be. The significance of this book is more than theory. Its insights are based on the author's enduring commitment to the art of community."

- Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

 
Designing the Future, by Vernon D. Swaback, AIA, AICP
 
Designing With Nature (cover), by Vernon D. Swaback FAIA FAICP
 
Creating Value (Cover) - by Vernon D Swaback, FAIA, FAICP
 

Creating Value: "Everything from historic settlements to healthily blessed cities and university towns are used to illustrate the role of design in providing for lifelong learning through educational, artistic and spiritual endeavors. Vernon Swaback’s observational acuity and precision with language is beautifully aligned with his ability to create designs for living."

- Scott McVay, President, Chautauqua Institution, New York

 

TWO WORLDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PUBLICATIONS:

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

Awards

 

CLUBHOUSE, RECREATION & HOSPITALITY

2015

  • Gold Nugget - Award of Merit, Best Interior Renovations - SentryWorld

2014

  • Golf Inc. - Renovation, Clubhouse of the Year, 2nd Place - Desert Highlands Golf Clubhouse

2013

  • Gold Nugget – Grand Award, Best Public Special Use – The Shed at Promontory

2012

  • Golf Inc. - Private, Clubhouse of the Year, 1st Place - Martis Camp Clubhouse
  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit  – Best Public / Private Recreational Use Facility- Martis Camp The Lodge

2010

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit and Grand Award – Best Public / Private Recreational Use Facility - Martis Camp Family Barn

2009

  • Contractors Association of Tahoe/Truckee – Commercial Project of the Year - Martis Camp Family Barn
  • Golf Digest –Top 50 “Great Service” facilities - Arizona Grand Resort
  • Golf Digest – Awarded Four Star “Best Places to Play”- Arizona Grand Resort

2008

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit – International Residential Project - Las Palomas

2007

  • Golf Inc. – Private, Golf Clubhouse of the Year, Runner Up – Talking Rock Ranch
 

PLANNING

 

2017

 

  • National Association of Home Builders 55+ Awards - Best CCRC Community - Lakeside at La Loma

 

2014

  • American Society of Landscape Architects - Presidents Award– Community Master Plan for the Navajo Nation
  • American Society of Landscape Architects – Award of Excellence - Community Master Plan for the Navajo Nation
  • American Planning Association - Best Ordinance/Regulation/Legislation/Adopted Policy - Town of Florence, Territory Square Zoning District

2013

  • AZ State Housing Department - Housing Hero Award – Navajo Housing Authority
  • American Planning Association (Arizona) – Best Regional Plan - Navajo Housing Authority
  • American Planning Association (Utah) – Outstanding Achievement Award - Navajo Nation Community Master Plan
  • American Planning Association (New Mexico) – Comprehensive Planning Award - Navajo Housing Authority
  • Arizona Forward – Award of Merit – Sustainable Master Plan for the Navajo Nation

2011

  • American Planning Association (AZ) – Best Project – Town of Florence North End Plan
  • Gold Nugget – Grand Award: Building Industry Community Spirit Award - Camp Soaring Eagle

2010

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit and Grand Award: Residential Detached Community of the Year- Martis Camp
  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit and Grand Award: Best Community Site Plan - Martis Camp

2008

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit: Master Planned Community of the Year - Sedona
  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit: Best Community Site Plan – Sedona
  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit: Master Planned Community of the Year – Talking Rock Ranch
  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit: Best Community Site Plan – Talking Rock Ranch
 

RESIDENTIAL

2015

2012

  • AZ Masonry Honor Award- Copper Sky
  • Custom Tile & Stone Assoc of AZ – Awards of Excellence - Copper Sky
  • Custom Tile & Stone Assoc of AZ – Awards of Excellence – Desert Arrow
  • AZ Masonry Guild, Inc, Craftsmanship Award - Desert Arrow
  • ICPI/NCMA Design Awards of excellence, Award of Excellence - Desert Arrow
  • Marble Institute of America, Pinnacle Award – Tir na nOg Residence
  • Electronic Lifestyle Designer Awards, Gold Award – Tir na nOg Residence

 2010

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit – Martis Camp Barn Cabins
  • Tahoe Quarterly – Runner Up – Martis Camp Barn Cabins

2008

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit – Best Single Family Detached Home – Talking Rock Ranch
  • AZ Masonry - Honor Award- Curci Residence
  • National Concrete Masonry Association, Design Award of Excellence - Curci Residence
 

COMMERCIAL

2014

  • Design-Build Institute of America– National Award of Merit -Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

2011

  • Gold Nugget – Award of Merit, Public/Private Special Use Project “On the Boards” - Desert Discovery Center

2008

  • Construction Communications Magazine - Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • ULI Award of Excellence – Finalist- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AZ/RE RED Award – Best Public Project- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility

2007

  • AZ/RE Magazine - 18 Greatest Architectural Achievements in Arizona - Univision Corporate Headquarters
  • AIA - 8 Greatest Architectural Achievements in Arizona - Univision Corporate Headquarters
  • America’s Crown Community Award – American City & County Magazine- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AZ Masonry Guild – Honor Award - Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Gold Nugget – Grand Award – Judges Special Award of Excellence- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • AWPCA – Water Project of the Year- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • CEMEX – Infrastructure Award Recipient- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Southwest Contractor – Arizona Best of 2007 Editor’s Choice - Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant

2006

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) AZ – Grand Award- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Valley Forward– The Environmental Excellence Award of Merit- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
  • Southwest Builders – Best of 2006 Award- Chaparral Water Treatment Facility