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Mayors Urban Design Awards 2011

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. The ticketed gala event was held on November 2, 2011. 

The MUDA 2011 Jury shared a variety of comments and perspectives on quality of the 2011 submissions and quality of urban design in Calgary during the adjudication.

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.

MUDA 2011 Winners

Category​ ​Projects ​ ​Submitter
Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects​ ​ ​ Winner​ The Calgary Centre for Global Community The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc​
Calgary Centre for Global Community
Project Description
Honourable Mention​ Calgary Bungalow​ Nyhoff Architecture Inc​
Honourable Mention​ Heritage Station: Station Area Plan​ ​Placemakers Canada
​Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans​ Winner​​ Memorial Pathway Upgrades The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc​
Memorial Dr Pathway Upgrade
Project Description
Honourable Mention Bird-friendly Urban Design Guidelines​ The City of Calgary​
Honourable Mention​ Centre City Illumination Guidelines​ The City of Calgary​
​ ​Urban Architecture​ Winner​ University of Calgary Downtown Campus Marshall Tittemore Architects​
u of c downtown campus
Project Description
Winner​ SAIT Polytechnic Parking Garage Bing Thom Architects​
sait parking garage
Project Description
Honourable Mention​ Qube​ Davignon Martin Architecture​
Civic Design Projects​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Winner​ RiverWalk Phase 1 and RiverWalk Plaza Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)​
bow river steps
Project Description
Honourable Mention​ Calgary Courts Centre Phase II - Urban Park​ Scatliff & Miller & Murray Inc​
Honourable Mention​ Taylor Family Quad​ O2 Planning & Design Inc​
Honourable Mention​ 4th Street Underpass​​ Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)​
​ Urban Fragments​ ​ ​​ Winner​ Ducks Unlimited Docks At Bow Habitat Station O2 Planning & Design Inc​
ducks unlimited duck lores
Project Description
Honourable Mention​ Art in the Public Realm​ Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)​
Honourable Mention​ Langevin Bridge Lighting System​ Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)​
Community Improvement Projects​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Honourable Mention​ Central Memorial Park​ The City of Calgary​
Honourable Mention​ Inglewood Design Initiative​ Inglewood Design Initiative, Inglewood Community​
Student Projects​ ​ ​ Winner​ Eventscapes University of Calgary​
eventscape from unit balcony
Project Description
Honourable Mention​ EnergyScapes:  Bow River Museum of Hydrology​ University of Calgary​
The Mawson Urban Design Award​ Winner​ East Village Master Plan Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)​
east village saint patrick island bridge
Project Description
City Edge Development​ ​ ​ Winner​ The Shepard Environmental Education Centre & Ralph Klein Legacy Park Simpson Roberts Architecture & Carson McCulloch & Associates​
shepard environmental klein park
Project Description
Honourable Mention​ Aspen Landing Shopping Centre​ BKDI Architects​

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Check out our past winners from MUDA 2009.


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