Fort Collins Urban Design Awards#
The City of Fort Collins celebrates great places and people who design them. The Urban Design Awards promote awareness of urban design, and its importance for the quality of life in our community. Urban design ranges from a city or city subarea to a single outdoor space and considers the look and feel, as well as environmental, economic and social consequences of design. It is not simply concerned with new development but also with the maintenance and enhancement of existing development.
These awards were first given in the fall of 2006, again in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019, and most recently in 2022. The selection process starts with a call for entries and ends with a committee (made up of local designers, city board members, and city staff) selecting winners from the applications. The process culminates with an awards ceremony.
Thank you to all of you who were able to join us for the 2022 Urban Design Awards and to everyone who made this event possible! We had an incredible group of entries this year and this event would not be possible without this incredible body of work in our community. Finally, thank you to our sponsor, Elevations Credit Union, for their support!
What's New for 2022
We have a sponsor! - This year's Urban Design Awards were hosted with generous support from Elevations Credit Union.
We have a new housing award category! - Following the adoption of the 2021 Housing Strategic Plan, we are excited to announce the addition of a housing award category. This category is intended to highlight housing projects that advance the City's housing vision and those that contribute to the community’s equitable development and sense of place.
2022 Urban Design Awards Honorees#
The following exemplary design work has been chosen by the Selection Committee to be honored at the ceremony:
Urban Design Plan
- Bloom Pollinator Master Plan
- Brothers BBQ
- Platte River Power Authority
- Poudre Garage
- Butterfly Café
- Georgetown Gardens - HOA Demonstration Garden
- In Praise of the Poudre (Willow Street Improvements)
- Poudre River Whitewater Park & Whitewater Public Art
- Mason Place
Hall of Fame
- Transformer Cabinet Murals
Take a look at the past winners by watching the videos or downloading a ceremony program.