PCBC kicks off in San Francisco

The Gold Nugget Awards honor creative architecture, like this multi-family building in Vancouver.

San Francisco -- Builder education and Gold Nugget Awards are among the highlights of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC).

The event runs June 22 to 24 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

General session keynoters on the agenda are business guru Guy Kawasaki, author of "Selling the Dream;" Chip Heath, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University; and Joseph Coughlin, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab.

The Gold Nugget Awards, honoring creative achievements in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects, will be celebrated Thursday at noon. 

On the eve of the show, the California Homebuilding Foundation celebrated its 27th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame Awards Tuesday night. The 2011 honorees include Charles Davidson of Charles Davidson Co. and John Young of Young Homes. 

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