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Mayor Hancock Announces 2018 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners

Seventeen projects honored for excellence in architecture, exterior design, placemaking

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock will honor 17 projects for excellence in architecture, design and place-making during the 2018 Mayor’s Design Awards ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. at the Chambers Grant Salon of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

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“The field of winners this year is the most diverse ever selected,” Mayor Hancock said. “The list is the perfect showcase of what we can do as a city when we design with the intent of lifting up our community.”

Since 2005, the awards have been presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. Winners can range from community placemaking projects to adaptive reuse of historic structures to single-family residences to major mixed-use downtown buildings. Each brings something special to Denver’s unique visual fabric and speaks to our collective commitment to building healthy, sustainable communities. 

The awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at the Chambers Grant Salon of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex (1400 Curtis Street). The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow. For more information on the event and the awards, visit DenverGov.org/MDA

The 2018 Mayor’s Design Award winners are:

  • Backyard on Blake, 3070 Blake Street
  • Reimagining Learning Landscapes: Garden Place Academy Research Station and Community Garden, 4425 Lincoln St.
  • The Art Alley at Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee Street
  • Thomas Jefferson High School Bus Shelter, RTD Bus Shelter at Hampden Ave and S. Ivanhoe St.
  • 2200 California
  • Steam on the Platte, 1401 Zuni Street
  • Colorado Health Foundation Building, 1780 Pennsylvania Street
  • The Wheatley, 530 East 25th Avenue, 2490 Welton Street
  • Botanic Gardens Ticket Centers, 1007 York Street
  • Molly Brown House Renovation, 1340 Pennsylvania Street
  • The Ramble Hotel, 2450 Larimer Street
  • River North Stormwater Outfall, Arkins Ct., between 31st and 35th streets
  • Punch Bowl Social – Stapleton, 3120 N. Uinta Street
  • The Rainbow Crosswalk, Broadway and Irvington
  • The Circa Building, 1615 Platte Street
  • The Bosler House, 3209 W. Fairview Place
  • Black and White House @ Sloan's Lake, 4200 W. 23rd Ave. 

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