The Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association recently recognized The Urban Collaborative, with five national design awards. These awards reflect great credit on the firm’s commitment to collaborative and participatory processes as well as the firm’s focus on sustainability planning on all scales. A blind peer review jury led by distinguished planning professional selected the award winners. The Urban Collaborative received the following awards this year:
Outstanding Federal Planning Project – Merit Award: Naval Support Activity Monterey, Installation Development Plan, NSA Monterey, CA. Sponsor: USACE – NAVFAC SW. Under contract to the Onyx-Urban Collaborative Joint Venture
Outstanding Area/Site Development Plan – Merit Award: Joint Task Force Guantanamo Project Definition Report, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sponsor: USACE – Mobile and Savannah Districts. Under contract to Gulf South Research Corp.
Outstanding Environmental Planning Project – Merit Award: Rogue River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment, Rogue River Watershed Basin, Oregon. Sponsor: USACE – Portland District. With support from Tetra Tech, Integrated Water Solutions, SWCA, and GEO Consultants Corporation.
Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project – Honor Award: Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment, Mid-Columbia River Watershed Basin, Oregon and Washington. Sponsor: USACE – Portland District. With support from Tetra Tech, Integrated Water Solutions, SWCA, and GEO Consultants Corporation.
Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project – Citation Award: Selfridge Air National Guard Base – Eisenhower Center’s Veteran Care Transition Center Section 106 Report, SANGB Michigan. Sponsor: USACE – Louisville District. Under contract to the UC+GEO Joint Venture.
The competition included projects submitted by some of the largest architecture and planning firms in the country doing work for the U.S. federal government around the globe. A total of 18 projects were recognized in this year’s program. Sixty nominations were submitted. The Urban Collaborative will be receiving their awards virtually due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.