Jeramey Jannene
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Who Should Win A Mayor’s Design Award?

Nominations open until March 31st for 22nd annual Mayor's Design Awards contest.

By - Mar 22nd, 2019 09:56 am
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2018 Mayor's Design Awards Recipients. Photos by Jeramey Jannene.

2018 Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients. Photos by Jeramey Jannene.

The city is looking for good-looking development projects big and small that happened in the last year.

Nominations are due March 31st for the annual Mayor’s Design Awards. An awards ceremony is planned for May.

Nominating a project is as simple as filling out a form online. To be eligible a project must have been completed by December 31st, 2018.

Award recipients in 2018 ranged from Northwestern Mutual‘s gleaming new downtown skyscraper to a small staircase in Silver City. A total of 20 projects were awarded. Collectively they represent an ever-changing city, from a brewery in a former church to apartments opening in former office buildings.

In 2018 the city awarded projects in four categories: Spaces and Places, Test of Time, Small Gems and Design That Grabs You.

The awards program was started under Mayor John Norquist and continued by Tom Barrett.

The 2018 winners are included below.

Spaces and Places Award Winners

The following projects have found unique opportunities to contribute to the character of their neighborhoods and have made their streets and public spaces more attractive by engaging the public, utilizing existing infrastructure, and creating meaningful community spaces for all to enjoy.

Test of Time Award Winners

The following projects have added value to the city by restoring their properties in a way that enhances the character of their neighborhoods and reinforces the traditional neighborhood fabric. These projects will help to preserve the city’s built environment and architectural legacy for future generations.

Small Gems

The following projects have added value to the City by displaying design excellence with respecting the urban fabric and contributing ot the character of their surroundings.

Design That Grabs You Award Winners

The following projects have added value to the City by displaying design excellence while respecting the urban fabric and contributing to the character of their surroundings.

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