2009 Charter Award Winners

  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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In 2009, CNU awarded 10 professional projects and 2 academic projects.

Jury Chair: Victor Dover, Dover, Kohl, & Partners

Ferhat Zern, Gingko Planning & Design
Diane Miller, Envision Central Texas
Evan Jones, Multuplex
Karen Parolek, Opticos Design, Inc.
Eduardo Castillo, Castillo Arquitectos
Doug Farr, Farr & Associates


Artscape Wychwood Barns
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
du Toit Architects, Ltd
The adaptive reuse of a long-abandoned maintenance facility into a multi-use arts and environmental center incorporating affordable housing, galleries, theaters, office space, and urban agriculture.

Baldwin Park
Orlando, Florida
Looney Ricks Kiss, Geoffrey Mouen Architects, Torti Gallas & Partners
A major remediation of an 1100-acre decommissioned military base, yielding a model traditional neighborhood with diverse housing types, an enviable jobs-retail-housing balance, and a public realm well-articulated in public buildings, parks, and access to restored lakes and wetland habitat.

Columbia Heights
Washington, D.C.
Torti Gallas & Partners
Four mixed-use infill buildings on scattered sites that help define public space and repopulate a neighborhood center.

Crystal City Vision Plan 2050
Arlington, Virginia
Torti Gallas & Partnrs, Kimley-Horn and Associates
Planning vision for a 26--acre "edge city" in Arlington County, Virginia that would completely remake its auto-oriented context into a vibrant mixed-use center or urbanism that welcomes people on all modes of transportation, especially walking.

East Riverfront Extension
Savannah, Georgia
Sottile & Sottile, Urban Design
Master pan to extend Savannah's historic Oglethorpe-planned street grid into a 54-acre former industrial site adjacent to the historic city center. Development would be guided by a form-based code that allows for dynamic variation in lot configuration and ownership patterns.

Hertfordshire Guide to Growth 2012
Hertfordshire County, England
Duany Plater & Zyberk (now DPZ CoDESIGN)
In creating a plan to increase housing in a town north of London by 83,000 units, as prescribed by a regional arm of the government, the Guide to Growth analyzed six scenarios to absorb growth while maximizing economic, social, and environmental benefits.

House Office Buildings Facilities Plan and Preliminary South Capitol Area Plan
Washington, D.C.
Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
A coordinated facilities plan and preliminary district master plan use the future office and security needs of the U.S. House of Representatives as a catalyst for bringing graceful urbanism inspired by the L'Enfant Plan to the freeway-traversed area south of the U.S. Capitol.

Queen City in the 21st Century
Buffalo Comprehensive Plan
Buffalo, New York
The Urban Design Project, School of Architecture and Planning, SUNY Buffalo
Urban plan builds on this city's considerable urban planning legacy, including Olmsted parks, pioneering American urban design, and regional assets in attracting residents and building a stronger economic base.

River North
San Antonio, Texas
Moule & Polyzoides, Architects & Urbanists; Black &Vernooy, Architecture and Urban Design; Michael G. Imber Archtects, Alamo Architects, Inc.; Ford, Power &Carson; Overland Partners; Lake|Flato Architects
Public spaces, strategicially sited arts institutions, transportation improvements, and a newly approved form-based code lay the foundation for the rebirth of three newly distinguished neighborhoods and a reclaimed performing arts district in a 377-acre district where the famed San Antonio Riverwalk has been extended north of downtown.

The Smartcode
Andres Duany, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (now DPZ CoDESIGN), Sandy Sorlien
A model unified development ordinance incorporating the principles of New Urbanism and Smart Growth, available for downloading, local calibration, and adoption for a city, region, or project.

Academic Award: Planning Abaco
Great Abaco Island, Bahamas
Andrews University
A project to promote the restoration of sustainable settlement tradition on Abaco, through the advancement of a set of town planning principles, a SmartCode calibration, architectural proposals for affordable housing and mixed-use building types, and illustrative plans for greenfield, infill, suburban retrofit, and evolving shanty town settings.

Academic Award: Guang he Lou Theater Complex
Beijing, China
Kai Hu, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
A new traditional design for the rebuilding of one of China's oldest theaters as a thriving mixed-use theater center; the project works deftly to repair the frayed fabric of Beijing's historic performing arts district and to re-acquaint Chinese people with their history.