The AIACC has announced the winners of the 2014 AIACC Awards for Urban Design. The Awards recognize distinguished achievements in the ever-expanding role of the architect in urban design, city planning, and community development.
2014 Honor for Urban Design
Two Parks, Santa Monica, CA, by James Corner Field Operations
The jury commented about how the Gestures come together elegantly here. It's a well-thought-out usage of space with an interesting plant palette that is actually pretty impressive. It is modern in form but there is also such detailing with classic materials making it very timeless."
2014 Merit for Urban Design
Rosemead Boulevard Safety Enhancements & Beautifucation Project, Temple City by Gruen Associates
Jurors were in agreement that the feat to tackle Caltrans alone in this endeavor was monumental. One juror commented, "I'm so impressed with what they've been able to do with such a stretch of roadway. I like the way they defined the bicycle tracks."
Shenzhen Hybrid City, Shenzhen, China, by Woods Bagot
The jury said this was an "excellent analysis and presentation and a good design. The focused intention of inner core downtown but it is also outwardly connected. The urban design plan is a really thoughtful, sound plan."