Photos: 2015 Mayor's Design Awards Show Denver Looking Good

Armstrong Center for Dance made the cut.EXPAND
Armstrong Center for Dance made the cut.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr

While there's plenty of talk about ugly buildings popping up all over Denver, there are definitely some designs worth celebrating — and Mayor Michael Hancock did just that yesterday, when he and Brad Buchanan, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development, honored sixteen projects at the 2015 Mayor's Design Awards ceremony.

“With this year’s winning projects we have a little of everything that makes Denver Denver,” Hancock said at the ceremony at the Ellie. “That is, history, modernity, creativity, vitality and community. These property owners, community members and design professionals have done beautiful work that has improved our urban landscape.”

This is the tenth anniversary year for the awards, which don't necessarily honor new projects (Izakaya Den, for example, is certainly a stunner — but several years old) or even renovation work done in the previous year. Keeping that in mind, here are the 2015 Mayor’s Design Award winners:

Bradford Real Estate Office, 2956 West 32nd Avenue.EXPAND
Bradford Real Estate Office, 2956 West 32nd Avenue.
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The Boathouse, 1850 Platte Street.EXPAND
The Boathouse, 1850 Platte Street.
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Industry, 3001 Brighton Boulevard.EXPAND
Industry, 3001 Brighton Boulevard.
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Mestizo-Curtis Park Playground, 3181 Champa Street.
Mestizo-Curtis Park Playground, 3181 Champa Street.
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Curtis Park Cottage, 2857 Stout Street.
Curtis Park Cottage, 2857 Stout Street.
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Whittier Alley Loop, four blocks between Williams and Race streets.EXPAND
Whittier Alley Loop, four blocks between Williams and Race streets.
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The Moffat Depot, 1500 Little Raven.
The Moffat Depot, 1500 Little Raven.
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Union Station North & South Buildings, 1705 17th Street and 1615 Wynkoop Street.EXPAND
Union Station North & South Buildings, 1705 17th Street and 1615 Wynkoop Street.
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16M, 1560 Market Street.EXPAND
16M, 1560 Market Street.
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Wurstkuche, 2036 Broadway.EXPAND
Wurstkuche, 2036 Broadway.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr
Art in Transit, 3200-5200 West Colfax Avenue.EXPAND
Art in Transit, 3200-5200 West Colfax Avenue.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr
Butterfly Walk, Butterfly Walk, La Alma Lincoln Park, 1100 Mariposa Street.
Butterfly Walk, Butterfly Walk, La Alma Lincoln Park, 1100 Mariposa Street.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr
Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive.EXPAND
Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr
My Block-Wash Park, 255 Washington Street.EXPAND
My Block-Wash Park, 255 Washington Street.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr
Gulliver-Lynch house, 227 South Lincoln Street.
Gulliver-Lynch house, 227 South Lincoln Street.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr
Izakaya Den, 1487 South Pearl Street.EXPAND
Izakaya Den, 1487 South Pearl Street.
Photo courtesy of DCPD on Flickr

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