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Design excellence recognized at the City’s Urban Design and Architecture Awards

HAMILTON, ON – The 2021 Urban Design and Architecture Awards were held virtually on Thursday, November 4, 2021, celebrating design excellence in Hamilton over the past two years. The biennial awards program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the design of our urban environment.

Eleven award winners in seven categories were chosen by this year’s Jury:

Awards of Merit:

  • Urban Elements
  • Private Buildings – Residential 
  • Private Buildings – Commercial/Industrial (2)
  • Private Buildings – Mixed Use
  • Public Buildings
  • Open Spaces, Public Spaces and Green Infrastructure
  • Visions and Master Plans
  • Civic Achievement
  • Student Projects – Architecture

Award of Excellence:

  • Student Projects – Architecture

Projects presented included adaptive reuse, additions, alterations, new buildings, brownfield redevelopment, master plans, ecological restoration, installations, landscapes, planning studies, public art, streetscapes and student work. Awards were presented to the industry’s best from architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, landscape architects, planners, to owners, urban designers and students.

The full list of winners and Jury Report can be viewed at:

“The Urban Design and Architecture Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate and highlight projects throughout our community that have demonstrated innovation, sustainability, heritage preservation and thoughtful integration of buildings with its surroundings. Congratulations to the 2021 award winners.” - Mayor Fred Eisenberger

“Exceptional design is integral to a vibrant and sustainable community. We are very pleased to celebrate this year’s urban design and architecture award winners and to thank them for the wonderful spaces, places and buildings that they have designed and built in our City.” - Jason Thorne, General Manager, Planning and Economic Development

“Even with the challenges faced during the pandemic, the City of Hamilton continues to evolve into a dynamic and exciting place to live, invest, work and play. In its ninth iteration, the City of Hamilton’s Urban Design and Architecture Awards continue to raise the bar and celebrate design excellence in our City.” - Steve Robichaud, Chief Planner, Planning Division

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