DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today will honor 12 Denver projects for excellence in architecture, design and place-creating as part of the annual Mayor’s Design Awards.
Winners include Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits and artists that were selected for their contribution to the public realm through innovative design projects or events.
“Every great city has exciting, pioneering places like these that make its neighborhoods unique,” Mayor Hancock said. “The 2012 Mayor’s Design Award winners are projects that honor the things Denverites hold dear: livability, sustainability, human scale, respect for history and context, and celebration of the public realm.”
Mayor Hancock and Community Planning and Development Interim Manager Molly Urbina will host the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. at north Denver’s Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Ave. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a reception at Local 46, 4586 Tennyson Street.
The 2012 Mayor’s Design Awards recipients are:
Category: I Wanna Live Here!
The Lloyd and Sue Joshel Residence, 220 S. Dahlia St.
Curtis Park homes by McStain Neighborhoods, Arapahoe & 31st St.
The Nils and Karli Erickson Residence, 1735 W. 33rd Ave.
Category: Oh, Pioneers!
The Denver Bicycle Café, 1301 East 17th Ave.
Billy’s Gourmet Hotdogs, 2455 Larimer St.
2914 Coffee, 2914 West 25th Ave.
Category: Use It Or Lose It!
Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St.
Hazel & Dewey, 70 South Broadway
Ace Eat Serve, 501 East 17th Ave.
Category: The City’s Gotta Eat!
The GrowHaus, 4751 York St.
Category: Goin’ Rogue!
Denver County Fair, 4655 Humboldt St.
Alley art by Sarah Dickens, 25 Sherman St.
For a slideshow of this year’s winners, and information on previous winners, visit DenverGov.org/MDA.