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CityDesign Award of Excellence





This annual award recognizes excellent architectural and design enhancements that elevate the perceptions of the City Center.

Nominations may be made for renovation or new construction projects in a variety of budget categories.  Recognition criteria include:

With options at various budget levels, this category recognizes renovation projects.

New Construction
With recognition at various budget levels, this category awards new construction projects that enhance the visual appeal of the City Center.

Downtown Detail
This category is for projects that include improvements such as exterior signage, landscaping and beautification, public art and exterior furnishings.

This category recognizes projects that incorporate sustainable elements into new construction or renovations.

Preservation Stewardship
This category recognizes projects that work to celebrate and maintain the historic integrity of a property, building, or landscape. This can include proactive maintenance of a historic property, alterations sensitive to historic character and projects that celebrate a property’s history.

Creative Placemaking
This category recognizes a project (permanent or temporary) that integrates arts and culture to foster interaction among community members, spark vitality or create an environment conducive to creativity and social engagement.


Nominate a Project for an Award:

Anyone may nominate a project completed in the last 5 years for a CityDesign Award. The nominator should include information on the project and how it has enhanced the City Center, as well as photos demonstrating the project’s success. Please note that awards may not be given in all categories each year.

Nominate a project (nominations are due September 10, 2018).