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Vancouver honours best in local architecture and design

May 9 2016

“The creative and innovative projects honoured by this year’s Urban Design Awards all enhance Vancouver’s natural beauty,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The Vanglo house

Thirteen projects representing the finest in design and architecture were honoured tonight at the 2016 Vancouver Urban Design Awards. 

“The creative and innovative projects honoured by this year’s Urban Design Awards all enhance Vancouver’s natural beauty,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. 

“Great architecture and the design of our buildings and public spaces are integral to creating a livable city that’s admired locally and around the world.” 

Award recipients

The Urban Design Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in architecture and urban design in Vancouver. Winners were chosen in nine categories, along with special jury awards.

View the winning projects

Jury members

Winners were selected by an independent jury. The jury members were: 

  • Jane Durante, founding member of Durante Kreuk Ltd. 
  • Roger Hughes, architect, founding partner of HCMA Architecture + Design
  • Scott Romses, architect, principal of Romses Architects
  • Bill Pechet, principal owner and director of Pechet Studio

About the awards

The awards, which are presented every other year, promote urban design awareness:

  • Its value in place-making
  • The positive contribution public-realm design makes to the lives of people

Honourees receive a plaque and recognition at the ceremony and on our website.

The first Vancouver Urban Design Awards were presented in 2014.