July 25, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The City of Calgary has announced the 2007 Mayors Urban Design Awards (MUDA). The Mayors Urban Design Awards is a biennial event celebrating the people who contribute to the beauty, comfort and vitality of Calgary through their designs. The goal of the Awards is to impress upon the public the important role urban design plays in making our city a beautiful and livable place.
These biennial awards acknowledge the important contribution that designers, architects, planners and builders/developers make in improving the quality of life in our city by producing high quality buildings and public spaces, said Mayor Dave Bronconnier. The inaugural 2005 awards were a tremendous success, attracting over 65 submissions, and this year looks to be even better.
The 2007 Call for Submissions invites entries in eight categories this year including a new category, the Mawson Urban Design Award; celebrating urban design excellence through awareness of the Calgary context.
The 2007 Mayors Urban Design Awards Gala will take place on November 1, 2007 at The Grand.The deadline for submissions is 4:00 pm on October 17, 2007. The 2007 awards will be decided by a world-renowned group of jurors: award-winning film director Gary Burns; landscape architect Shannon Nichol, founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol; and architect Bing Thom, Order of Canada recipient.
For more information, please visit www.calgary.ca/muda. MUDA is a co-operative venture between the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the City of Calgary.