Urban Design and Architecture Awards

Urban Design and Architecture Awards Submission Form

The City of Hamilton is pleased to announce the 2019 Urban Design and Architecture Awards to recognize and celebrate design excellence in Hamilton. A well designed built environment creates a sense of pride and plays a key role in developing a vibrant, livable and sustainable community.

Architects, urban designers, planners, landscape architects, owners, developers, contractors, engineers, students, etc. are invited and encouraged to submit exceptional urban design projects that represent visionary thinking in Hamilton. The submissions should include high quality, innovative and human-scaled projects. Submissions will be evaluated by a jury based on the award criteria for each category.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • Be located within the geographic limits of the City of Hamilton.
  • Have been completed after June 15, 2019 and prior to June 11, 2021
  • Have the ‘urban elements’, ’buildings’ and ‘landscapes’ (categories 1 to 4) submissions substantially complete and occupied. ‘Visions and plans’, ‘civic achievements’ and ‘student projects’ must be complete.

Submission deadline: Friday, June 11, 2021 by 4 pm

Award categories have been established to aid in the fair evaluation of entries. A project or components of a project may be submitted under more than one category.

Project Information
Completion Date *
Category *
Select all that apply
Submission Package

You need to create a submission package using the submission package template (PPTX, 80 KB).The submission package will include a maximum of 12 slides and must contain these items:

  • Slide 1: Cover page including the project title and a key image. This image will be used for all promotional materials, please select an image that best represents the project.
  • Slide 2: A project abstract and additional project information (additional information is optional). This abstract must succinctly describe the projects main design features and merits. (150 words maximum).Applicants may also include a bullet point list outlining additional project details focusing on how the site improves the urban environment and the quality of the public realm (referencing the criteria outlined in the relevant award category). (300 words maximum)
  • Slides 3 to 12: Images with short captions. A variety of images (1 per page) that illustrate the exceptional nature of the project. Each image must be high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) and include a heading (e.g. Southern view).

Through the submission of a project, the applicant gives permission for this material to be used for the promotion of the awards without cost. Submissions will not be returned.

Files must be less than 100 MB.
Allowed file types: ppt pptx.
Applicant Information
Are you the owner? *
Owner Information
Project Team Information
Ensure to list all major contributing companies to the project, as they will be credited if selected.
Team Member
Team Member
Do you have additional team members to add? *
Team Member
Team Member
Team Member

Notice of Collection: The City of Hamilton collects information under authority of Section 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Any personal information collected for the Urban Design and Architecture Awards will be used to evaluate submissions based on award criteria and select award recipients. By providing your email address, you are consenting to receiving emails from the City of Hamilton and/or their agents/contractors for the Urban Design and Architecture Awards. Questions about the collection of this personal information can be directed to Ana Cruceru, Planning and Economic Development Department, 71 Main Street West, 5th Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, 905-546-2424 ext. 5707, [email protected].