The Urban Collaborative Wins Seven American Planning Association – Federal Planning Division Awards

The Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association recently recognized The Urban Collaborative, with seven national design awards. This is an unprecedented number of awards that reflects great credit on the firm’s commitment to collaborative and participatory processes as well as the firm’s focus on sustainability at all scales. A blind peer review jury led by distinguished faculty from Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning selected the awards. The Urban Collaborative received the following awards this year:

Outstanding Federal Planning Project – Honor Award: Fort Buchanan Area Development Plan, Puerto Rico

Outstanding Area/Site Development Plan – Merit Award: Fort Knox South Wilson Area Development Plan, Kentucky (completed as a subcontractor to Merrick and Company)

Outstanding Technical Plan or Study – Honor Award: US Marine Corps Forces Reserve Training Center Customer Concept Document at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, California (completed as a subcontractor to Merrick and Company)

Outstanding Technical Plan or Study – Honor Award: Fort Hood Area Development Execution Plan, Texas

Outstanding Technical Plan or Study – Merit Award: Parks Reserve Forces Training Area – Area Development Execution Plan, California

Outstanding Environmental Planning Project – Honor Award: Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Sustainability Component Plan, California

Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project Honor Award: Fort DeRussy Area Development Plan, Hawaii

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 17 projects were recognized in this year’s program. The Urban Collaborative team will be receiving their awards at the Federal Planning Division’s conference in Phoenix on March 31, 2016.

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