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Mayors Urban Design Award winners 2013

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The Mayor's Urban Design Awards (MUDA) are biennial awards that acknowledge the important contribution that designers, architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in our city by producing high quality buildings and public spaces.

Architecture, landscape architecture and urban design play an integral role in the creation of great cities. Well-designed spaces make people feel welcome, support pedestrian activity, improve safety and accessibility, and create a memorable sense of place.

 The gala event for The Mayor's Urban Design Awards was held on November 6, 2013. The winners and honourable mentions are as follows:

MUDA 2013 Winners

Category​ ​Projects ​ Submitter
Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects​ ​ ​



Building Iconomy: Possibilities for a Brutalist Building d.talks Calgary & Nyhoff Architecture Inc
Honourable Mention​ First Street SW Underpass Enhancement the marc boutin architectural collaborative​
Honourable Mention​ Bowmont East Gate Park Plan ​O2 Planning + Design Inc.​
Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans​



King Edward Arts Hub & Incubator Nyhoff Architecture Inc. with Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects and O2 Planning + Design Inc.
Honourable Mention Cultural Landscape Strategic Plan The City of Calgary – Parks ​
 ​Urban Architecture​





Homes by Avi - Urban, Sturgess Architecture; Landscape design by George Harris





The Bow
​Foster + Partners with Zeidler Architects Partnership and Sturgess Architecture; Landscape design by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.
Civic Design Projects​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​



EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning)
DIALOG & Perkins + Will; Landscape Design by O2 Planning + Design
Honourable Mention​ Memorial Drive Pathway Upgrades the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc​
Honourable Mention​ Devonian Gardens ​Janet Rosenburg Studio Inc. with Mckinley Burkart Architects​
Urban Fragments​ ​ ​​




East Village: Art in the Public Realm


Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and Artists Julian Opie, Ron Moppett, Daniel Kirk, and Ivan Ostapenko



Esker Foundation Gallery ​Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning
Community Improvement Projects​ ​ ​ ​ ​




Day of Service – Victoria Park Business Revitalization Zone Krista Lauridsen, Greg Gilbert and John Brown, University of Calgary

Honourable Mention​


Nellie Breen Park Plan​


The City of Calgary Parks, the Inglewood Community Association and Parks Foundation Calgary​
Student Projects​ ​ Honourable Mention​ Aboriginal Artifact Archives & Research – Micheal Chu
Michael Chu & Sam Farthing, University of Calgary – EVDS
City Edge Development​ ​ Winner​ Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility
GEC Architecture and Scatliff + Miller + Murray
​Honourable Mention​ Calgary Transit North Pointe Bus Shelter ​the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc​
The Mawson Urban Design Award​ ​Winner​ Lions Awaken: Relighting Centre St Bridge Lighting Design Innovations​
Great City, Great Design ​Winner​ Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre
Sturgess Architecture and Carlyle & Associates
​​Honourable Mention​ ​St. Patrick's Island Redevelopment & Bridge Project ​Calgary Municipal Land Corp (CMLC)​

Thank you to the MUDA 2013 sponsors

MUDA 2013 Sponsors

Check out our past winners from MUDA 2011 and 2009.

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