The Urban Design Utah Awards Program is in its third year of recognizing exemplary city-making that elevates the quality of life and urban experience across the State of Utah. “The college was well represented, with urban design studios at the University of Utah winning two of the six awards that were granted this year,” said Michael Larice, Associate Professor of Urban Design and City Planning.
The Fall 2013 Urban Design Studio, Visions for Cottonwood Heights, Fort Union Boulevard Streetscape, Transit and Redevelopment Study was granted an Honor Award in the student work category.
The Fall 2014 Urban Design Studio, The Town Center at Deer Valley, Park City Utah: Toward a More Resilient Resort was granted a Merit Award.
“In addition, one of our urban design and planning students, Lance Tyrrell was instrumental in earning a different Merit Award in his work with the IBI Group: The Orem State Street Corridor Master Plan,” said Larice.
The awards are sponsored by Urban Design Utah and its participating member organizations, the Utah Chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Planning Association (APA), the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). The awards jury is composed of representative members from each of these organizations in addition to an at-large jury member chosen each year.
The competition jury gathered at the Utah AIA Office on November 2nd to decide the recipients of Honor and Merit Awards for the 2015 fall competitive awards round. Honor Awards are granted based on unanimous decision by all jury members. Six Awards were granted in three categories this year: built work, unbuilt work, & student work. These were presented at a breakfast awards ceremony at the annual meeting of the CNU at Publik Coffee on November 5th. The fall awards round rotates every three years among the AIA, APA, and CNU. In contrast, at the annual spring ASLA meeting, three new Urban Design Utah Legacy Awards are presented to honor Utah’s historic and important urban design achievements and the state’s rich urbanism.
An exhibit of the awards and information is now on display in the Brio hallway of the College of Architecture + Planning at 375 S. 1530 E.