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Mayor's Urban Design Awards 2015

The Mayor’s Urban Design Awards acknowledge the important contribution that designers, architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in Calgary.

In 2015, the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards experienced an exceptional year. We received 68 nominations that showcased some of the most innovative buildings and public spaces in our city. This number of nominations is a new record for the program.

 
Mayor's Urban Design Awards 2015
 
Congratulations to all of the nominees and recipients. Here are the winners and honourable mentions in 2015:
 
 
 

Green City

Ramsay Net-Zero Secondary Suite

Winner: Ramsay Net-Zero Secondary Suite

Owner: Cornelis Koster
Architects: Smith & Co, Ironcor Projects
 
Honourable mention: Solar Flair
Applicant: Sarina Homes
Owner: Nazim Virani
Architects: Formed Alliance Architecture Studio

Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects

Lost Spaces Idea competition

Winner: Lost Spaces Ideas Competition

Applicant: Design Talks Institute (d.talks)
Artists: Watershed+ Lead Artists: Tristan Surtees, Charles Blanc
 
Honourable mention: Cloverleaf
Applicant: ground3 landscape architects
Architects: Gibbs Gage Architects
Landscape Architects: ground3 landscape architects
 
Honourable mention: Lineside Park
Applicant: University of Calgary
Architects: Yves Poitras and Trevor Steckly
Category: Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects

Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans

Large Retail/Commercial Area Urban Design Guidelines

Winner: Large Retail/Commercial Area Urban Design Guidelines

Applicant: The City of Calgary
Owner: The City of Calgary: Urban Design & Heritage Group
 
Honourable mention: University District
Owner: Western Campus Development Trust
Architects: DIALOG
Landscape Architects: IBI Group

Urban Architecture (Built)

Junction 9

Winner: Junction 9

Applicant: Modern Office of Design & Architecture (MODA)
Owner: Kailey Beddoe & Jilaine Antoniuk
Architects: Dustin Couzens and Ben Klumper
Designer: Modern Office of Design & Architecture (MODA)
 
Honourable mention: South Bow Plaza
Applicant: Sturgess Architecture
Owner: Matthews Development (Alberta) Ltd.
Architects: Sturgess Architecture

Urban Architecture (Unbuilt)

Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Winner: Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Applicant: DIALOG
Owner: Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Architects: DIALOG
Designer: Janice Liebe
Landscape Architects: Scatliff Miller Murray
 
Honourable mention: The Brewery District
Applicant: DIALOG
Owner: M2i Development Corporation
Architects: DIALOG
Landscape Architects: DIALOG

Civic Design Projects

St. Patrick's Island Park

Winner: St. Patrick’s Island Park

Applicant: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Owner: The City of Calgary
Landscape Architects: W Architecture, Civitas, IBI Group
 
Honourable mention: Barb Scott Park
Applicant: Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Owner: The City of Calgary Parks
Landscape Architects: Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Artist: Creative Machines

Urban Fragments 

Orange Crush

Winner: Orange Crush

Applicant: OPEN Collaborative and Tomorrow Projects
Owner: Kevin Lo
Architects: Kevin Lo, Justin Loucks, Holly Simon, Open Collaborative
 
Honourable mention: Forest Lawn Lift Station
Applicant: The City of Calgary
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Marshall Tittemore Architects
Artists: Sans Façon, lead artists for Watershed+
 
Honourable mention: Public Speaker
Applicant: Kevin Lo
Owner: Kevin Lo
Architects: Kevin Lo, Justin Loucks, Holly Simon, Phil Wilson 

Community Improvement Projects

The Bench Project

Winner: The Bench Project

Applicant: Kate Zago
Owner: Kate Zago

The Mawson Urban Design Award

The Simmons Building

Winner: The Simmons Building

Applicant: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architects: McKinley Burkart and Robert Hirano
 
Honourable mention: Currie Barracks
Applicant: Brown & Associates Planning Group
Owner: Canada Lands Company
Architects: Urban Design Associates and Civitas
Landscape Architects: Design Workshop

City Edge Development

Gateway

Winner: Gateway

Owner-Developer: Truman
Planning and Project Team Lead: CivicWorks Planning + Design
Architect: S2 Architecture
Landscape Architect: People Places
Transportation and Civil Designer: InfraCor
 
Honourable mention: Cornerstone Area Structure Plan
Applicant: Walton Development and Management LP
Owner: The City of Calgary

Great City, Great Design

West Eau Claire Park & Public Realm Plan

Winner: West Eau Claire Park & Public Realm Plan

Applicant: O2 Planning + Design
Owner: The City of Calgary: Centre City and Parks, in collaboration with Transportation Planning, Water Resources, Recreation and Public Art
Landscape Architects: O2 Planning + Design
 
Honourable mention: TELUS Spark
Applicant: DIALOG
Owner: Calgary Science Centre and Creative Kids Museum Society
Architects: DIALOG
Landscape Architects: O2 Planning + Design

Student Projects

Aging in Place laneway house
Honourable mention: Pop & Play – Folding Amphitheatre
Applicant: University of Calgary
Athena Zandboer, Jordan Stearne, Sabrina Vastag
 
Honourable mention: Industrial Landcosm
Applicant: University of Calgary
Evan Goldstrom and Chris Gulinao

People’s Choice 

University District

Winner: University District

Owner: West Campus Development Trust
Architects: DIALOG
Landscape Architects: IBI Group 

Housing Innovation Award

Housing Innovation Award

Winner: Aging in Place Laneway Housing Research Project

Owner: University of Calgary
Designers: Faculty of Environmental Design + W21C – Cumming School of Medicine

 

More information on each award category 

Past Winners: 2009, 2011 and 2013.

If you have any questions about MUDA 2015, email us at muda@calgary.ca.

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