Tonight Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver's Community Planning and Development Department will honor fifteen projects for excellence in architecture, design and place-making during the 2014 Mayor's Design Awards ceremony at The Studio Loft of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. "This year's winning projects are phenomenal examples of what makes Denver a vibrant city," Mayor Michael Hancock said in announcing the winners. "From homes to restaurants to community gathering places, this city is developing such unique places for the Denver community for years to come."
And unlike in previous years -- the awards have been handed out since 2005 -- the winners this year are largely new projects. See also: See the Winners of the 2013 Mayor's Design Awards/em>
This year's winners:
"Meet in The Street" Event, 16th Street Mall
South Pearl Street Bike Corrals, 1476 and 1529 South Pearl Street
Mariposa Phase III Interactive Stair, 1295 West 10th Avenue
Fox/Tjaden Residences, 3513 and 3515 Delgany Street
Pellicore Residence, 301 Humboldt Street
Aria Apartments, 2791 West 52nd Avenue
Emerson Lofts, 777 Emerson Street
"Art Alley," alley between Larimer and Walnut at 27th Avenue
Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 East 38th Avenue
The Source, 3350 Brighton Boulevard
2500 Larimer (shipping crate building), 2500 Larimer Street
University Building Pencil Coal Stack, 910 16th Street
Nancy P. Anschutz Center, 3333 Holly Street
Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden, 4995 Argonne Street
Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change, 711 Park Avenue West
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The awards ceremony starts at 6 p.m. tonight and will be followed by a reception; both are free and open to the public.Find more information here.