Calgary, AB,

Call for submissions: 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

The City of Calgary is looking for submissions for the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards, celebrating some of the most interesting, functional and well-loved architecture found in Calgary.

“Great design is integral to building a vibrant culture in our city,” says David Down, Chief Urban Designer for The City of Calgary. “Well-designed spaces increase our quality of life by welcoming, keeping us safe, increasing accessibility and making lasting impressions.”

The biennial awards celebrate designers, architects, artists and students who create vibrant buildings and public spaces in our city. Submissions will be judged in 12 categories, including the new Housing Innovation category. The People’s Choice Award will be awarded again this year for the second time – more information will be available closer to the event date.

“The Mayor’s Urban Design Awards allow our Mayor to recognize some of the people making the biggest impact on our city’s culture through art and design,” adds Down.

Recognizable and memorable 2015 winners include St. Patrick’s Island Park in the Civic Design Projects category, Junction 9 for Urban Architecture and the (now built) Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in the Unbuilt Urban Architecture category.

Submission forms and a full list of award categories are available at Submissions are encouraged until September 5, 2017. The seventh Mayor’s Urban Design Awards are scheduled for November 15 at the National Music Centre.

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