• 2014 "Best affordable Project" from Montgomery County Affordable Housing Finance

  • 2014 Washington Chapter AIA “Award of Merit in Architecture”

  • 2014 PACE Award “Best Rental Community”  

  • 2013 PACE Award “Best Green Rental Community”

  • 2012 "Community Impact Deal of the Year" award from Washington Business Journal

  • 2011 “First Place Award for Green Design” from Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County

  • LEED Gold Certification in LEED Neighborhood Design pilot program, which encourages transit oriented, mixed use and mixed income development.


  • 2014 “Award of Excellence” for affordable residential rehab from Associated Builders and Contractors


  • 2012 "Best Large Affordable Housing Project" at the annual HAND Meeting & Awards Luncheon

  • 2012 "DC Preservation Affordable Housing Award for Excellence"


  • 2011  “Second Place Award for Affordable Rehab” from Affordable Housing Conference Montgomery County


  • National Building Museum's Affordable Housing Exhibit displayed as a model national project through Aug. 8, 2006



  • 2003 Historic Renovation Award from the Arlington County Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board


  • Vision 2002 Award: for innovation and energy savings. From The Committee of 100 on the Federal City.

  • Energy Star Homes Program 2001: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Certifies each of the 43 residential units of Takoma Village Cohousing as an Energy Star Home based on its HERS rating.

  • PATH Demonstration Site 2000: The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, chose Takoma Village Cohousing as one of the first 11 projects nationally to earn the status of Demonstration Site. Status included technical support services and participation in the Energy Star Homes Program. (Read the Press Release and Final Report.)



  • “Community Building” presentation by Don Tucker at 2011 Cohousing Conference

  • IPED “Green Homes and Sustainable Communities” presentation by Don Tucker in 2010

  • “Developing Sustainable Neighborhoods” by Don Tucker: Release of video featuring Eastern Village, sponsored by the Wallace Global Fund and Mid-Atlantic Cohousing, April 2008

  • “Senior Cohousing”, Presentations by Don Tucker at AAHSA 2007 Annual Meeting and Lifespan Symposium, May 2008

  • “Boomers and Beyond”, Presentation by Don Tucker at the National Association of Homebuilders, 2008, focusing on cohousing as a model for retirement living.

  • “Dream Builders” featured TV segment on Takoma Village 2007

  • “Art of the Deal” Urban Land Institute presentation in 2006 by Don Tucker regarding Takoma Village Cohousing

  • WMAL radio  “Home Innovations” presentation by Don Tucker and Stephen Sylvan  February 2005

  • "Residential Case Study: Takoma Village Cohousing" by Don Tucker at the first annual Maryland Green Building Conference, Annapolis, MD, September 2002

  • DOE High Performance Buildings Database: Detailed case study on national website highlighting green and efficient building measures of Takoma Village Cohousing

  • "The Costs of Building Green: Takoma Village, A Residential Case Study" by Sandra Leibowitz, at the Virginia AIA's (American Institute of Architecture) Build Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA, November 2000


* NAHB Green Project of the Year: Luxury Multifamily
Awarded to the company that develops green built luxury condominiums or apartments, this honor was presented to Ecohousing and Poretsky Builders in Bethesda, Md. The company involved future residents in the design of the Eastern Village Cohousing Condominiums, which were converted from a four-story, U-shaped concrete-frame office building. The new residences maintain the same U-shape design, but added green features including a front façade with a sunshade and a “living” roof with plants to control rainwater runoff and provide thermal protection.

** Smart Growth Award: Eastern Village Cohousing is a development involving the rehabilitation of a distressed office building into a mixed-use condominium project providing 55 residential units, common facilities, and 12,000 square feet of office and artist space. Innovative and substantial "green" technology was incorporated in the construction to conserve energy; and trellises and a garden were also designed and constructed for the site.