DENVER — Mayor Hancock and Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department are seeking nominations for the 10th annual Mayor’s Design Awards.
Since 2005, the Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design.
“Denverites are surrounded by great places, spaces and views, and these awards are about honoring the special projects that help make Denver not just a vibrant urban landscape, but a world class city for everyone,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.
“Whether planning the next incredible place or renovating a historic treasure, great design is at the heart of what we do,” CPD Executive Director Brad Buchanan said. “We look forward to shining a light on the the past year’s achievements that are helping create community in our city.”
Many different types of projects are eligible. Previous award winners range from restaurants and galleries to private single-family homes to plazas and other shared public spaces. What they all have in common is the imaginative and innovative way they enhance public spaces and create community.
Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, and winners will be announced at an event this November. To nominate a project, learn more about the Mayor’s Design Awards and see past winners, visit DenverGov.org/MDA.