IMCL Honor Award, Proposed Project – VeloCity

Jury Statement:  This is a visionary conceptual plan, directly and clearly illustrating through cartoons how to sustainably accommodate one million new homes across a swath of English countryside stretching from Oxford to Milton Keynes to Cambridge. This vision soundly rejects auto-dependent sprawl in favor of bike and pedestrian networks, and imagines the revival of existing … Read more

IMCL Honor Award, Proposed Project – City Continuity Community

Jury’s comment: This project to save the historic fabric and vibrant quality of life of a section of London has enormous international significance, especially now, when large scale demolition of swathes of historic cities around the world is accelerating. The Norton Folgate district was democratically designated a Conservation Area 40 years ago. Mayor Johnson unilaterally … Read more

IMCL Honor Award, Built Project – Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Jury’s comment: It is of great significance that a major Texan city wedded to the automobile has created a main square free of traffic. Sundance Square, framed by two fine early 20th century buildings (Jett Building and the Land Title Building) and two handsome 21st century buildings in keeping with the historic setting (the Commerce … Read more

2016 Design Awards

IMCL Honor Award:   Proposed Project: Refugee Village Masterplan Richard Economakis Architectural Design   Selected for Final Jury: Proposed Projects: Bailey Green Revitalization, Buffalo, NY Hiro Hata, University of Buffalo Zhangjiabang, Shanghai, China Michael Grove, Sasaki Associates Built project: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston, MA Sarah Laliberte, Sasaki/Mechanoo  

IMCL Honor Award, Proposed Project – Refugee Village Masterplan

Jury’s comment: This is a truly outstanding masterplan for refugees in the Middle East – visionary, ethical, sustainable, and practical. Instead of insecure and degrading tents or shacks, this plan proposes adobe brick structures built by immigrants working together. The plan prioritizes community building by locating a market place at the center, and emphasizing civic … Read more

2015 Design Awards

IMCL Honor Awards: Built Projects: New Town of Cayala, Guatemala Pedro Godoy & María Sánchez, Richard Economakis and Léon Krier Proposed Projects: Urban Regeneration ZEN Arch. Ettore Maria Mazzola Baltimore Urban Farmstead    Scott Truex, Sustainable Communities Institute IMCL Merit Award: Proposed Project: Green Street Vision   David Thompson, Polly Neal, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK … Read more

IMCL Honor Award, Proposed Project – Urban Regeneration, ZEN

Jury's comment: The documentation and urban analysis process to create this brilliant, biophilic, and ethically sound project is a model that can be used in almost any context. The thought given to the social aspects of this project is exemplary. The network of streets and plazas, urban fabric, mixed use, scale, traditional architectural vocabulary all … Read more

IMCL Honor Award, Proposed project – Baltimore Urban Farmstead

Jury's comment: This is a small project but extremely ambitious, given the context, and provides an excellent model for troubled and poverty stricken areas of cities around the world. The aspects of integrating urban agriculture, employment training, and life skills, to regenerate a neighborhood is inspiring.      IMCL HONOR AWARD For Excellence in Designing … Read more

IMCL Honor Award, Built project – New Town of Cayalá, Guatemala

Jury's comment: One built project stood out from all the rest — the new town of Cayala! The architectural character and extraordinary attention to human scale reinforces the excellent network of streets and public spaces. Creating a new town as an open neighborhood so that is can achieve the rich social mix of traditional communities … Read more