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The Urban Design Awards celebrate the best new projects in Edmonton. Through the program, we recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to urban design and the City's quality of life.

This year's competition has now closed. We've received 58 entries, from bike racks to buildings, and we look forward to showcasing all of them over the next few months. Thank you to all those who were involved in their design and construction. You can view them all on our submissions page.

Awards Reception

The winners of this year’s Urban Design Awards will be revealed Friday November 15, 2019 at City Hall. For the first time, a limited number of tickets are available to the public. Come celebrate the urban design and architectural projects that have transformed Edmonton’s spaces and places over the last two years. All 58 project teams will be in attendance, as well as Edmonton’s key design influencers. The winners have been selected by both a national jury panel and a public vote.

To attend, register now at urbandesignawards.eventbrite.ca.

This is not an open event. You must be registered in order to attend. 

The event starts at 7pm in City Hall Room. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

About the Winning Projects

This year’s winners won’t be announced until the awards reception on Friday November 15, 2019.  

In the meantime, you can view all of the submissions here. The national jury panel completed their deliberations on October 4th, 2019. Winners were chosen from across 7 categories. At the end of their deliberations, the panel participated in a public presentation — where Edmontonians had a chance to hear their thoughts on why design matters, and why it’s good for community and investment.

By winning their municipal award, this year’s winners will be eligible for the National Urban Design Awards. They will go on to represent Edmonton, and compete with other projects from across the country. 

Project Updates

Friday October 4, 2019 - MADE Public Jury Panel

We kicked off Edmonton Design Week with a panel discussion presented by our national jury of experts. After they finished two days of deliberations, they shared their insights at a public talk, presented by Media Architecture Design Edmonton. 

Thursday October 3, 2019 - Jury Deliberations

Our National Jury Panel spent two days deliberating all 58 entries before making their selections.

Saturday September 28, 2019 - Alberta Association of Architects (AALA) Bus Tour

The Alberta Association of Architects hosted a tour of some of the submissions of this year's competition. Participants heard from the designers behind the projects while they enjoyed some food and drink. 

Friday September 20, 2019 - PARKing Day pop-up

We took over a parking stall for the afternoon and showcased all of our projects with an interactive display.

Past Winners

The awards were presented on November 3, 2017.

The awards were presented on November 9, 2015.

The awards were presented on November 22, 2013.
The awards were presented on November 10, 2011.

For More Information

Email urbandesign@edmonton.ca

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