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2013 Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

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The Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design recognize distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. The awards identify projects and programs that contribute to the quality of these environments. View all 2013 AIA Awards Recipients.

More about the 2013 Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design Recipients.

Burnham Place at Union Station Master Plan

Burnham Place at Union Station Master Plan

  • Shalom Baranes Associates, PC; HOK

The Union Station/Burnham Place master plan seamlessly integrates new transit facilities in the heart of Washington, D.C., with high-density, mixed-use development and a network of public spaces.

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Coal Harbour Convention District

Coal Harbour Convention District

  • LMN Architects; Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership; DA Architects & Planners

The redevelopment of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour has transformed an industrial district into a high-density, mixed-use neighborhood. A public promenade and bike trail connect Stanley Park to the Convention Centre and extend the city’s pedestrian activity to the waterfront.

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The Great Lakes Century - 100-year Vision

The Great Lakes Century - 100-year Vision

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The goal of the Great Lakes Century is to create a comprehensive plan for the environmental and economic renewal of this area’s vast ecosystems and the network of cities that surround the world’s largest freshwater resource.

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Nanhu New Country Village Master Plan

Nanhu New Country Village Master Plan

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The design coalesces the site’s agrarian setting with its transit access and urban amenities to create a compact, walkable village. Wetland treatment zones and innovative water strategies will restore the health of the area’s historic canal network.

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National September 11 Memorial

National September 11 Memorial

  • Handel Architects

The eight-acre memorial plaza is an integral part of the redeveloped World Trade Center complex. Its open, welcoming design is meant to foster the democratic values of public assembly that played such a pivotal role in New York City’s collective response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Parkmerced Vision Plan

Parkmerced Vision Plan

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The vision plan for Parkmerced will transform a 1950s-era car-centric housing complex into a sustainable, transit-oriented community. The revitalization effort includes a network of open space and the use of green technologies to reduce energy and water usage.

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Rock Street Pocket Housing

Rock Street Pocket Housing

  • University of Arkansas Community Design Center

This affordable housing project is a catalyst for redevelopment of Little Rock’s struggling Pettaway neighborhood. Pocket housing delivers affordability through shared outdoor commons and infrastructure.

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SUPERKILEN

SUPERKILEN

  • BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Superkilen is a half-mile-long urban park that cuts through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Copenhagen. The space is defined by three color-coded areas—red square, black market, and green park—that offer distinct activities and atmospheres.

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