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Hamilton’s best developments recognized at the City’s Urban Design and Architecture Awards

HAMILTON, ON - It’s a wrap! The design and development community gathered at the 2019 Urban Design and Architecture Awards ceremony last night to celebrate the best work from the last two years. The biennial Awards Program celebrates design excellence in Hamilton. The City sees design as an integral part of a vibrant and sustainable community that, in turn, fosters a high quality of life.

The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the design of our urban environment. As duly noted by urban planners from around the world, a high quality, well designed urban environment brings economic and social benefits to its citizens.

“This Award Program is immensely significant as it formally recognizes the urban design and architectural talent we have in our city. From across all categories, the projects further exemplify their dedication to making our city the best place to raise and child and age successfully.”- Mayor Fred Eisenberger

The 11 categories for the Awards were:

  • Civic Achievements Award of Excellence
  • Civic Achievements Award of Merit
  • Chief Planner Award
  • Awards of Excellence
    • Private Buildings – Commercial / Industrial
    • Private Buildings – Renovation
    • Public Buildings
    • Urban Elements
    • Visions and Plans
    • Student Projects
  • Awards of Merit
    • Public Buildings – Renovations
    • Open Spaces, Public Spaces and Green Infrastructure

To see the full list of winners as well as access the Jury Report, go to: www.hamilton.ca/designawards

“Urban design is a vital part of city building. You can’t have one without the other. The City proudly recognizes our local talent who not only understand this, but deliver this high standard of design every day.  The projects are a beacon of what many are calling the reinvention of Hamilton as a city. The winners, across all categories, push the boundaries of design, creativity and innovation for the benefit of all residents. Congratulations to all who submitted their projects and to those who took home an award.” - Steve Robichaud, Chief Planner, City of Hamilton

Projects presented included adaptive reuse, additions, alterations, new buildings, brownfield redevelopment, master plans, ecological restoration, installations, landscapes, open spaces, parks, 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.