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The CNU Charter Awards recognize exemplary work by CNU members and their allies who design and build places people love. The winners not only embody and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, they make a difference in people's lives.
The Charter identifies three major scales of geography for design and policy purposes. The largest scale is composed of regions. The middle scale is made up of neighborhoods, districts, and corridors. The smallest scale is composed of blocks, streets, and buildings.
The Charter Awards are given to projects at each scale, with special recognition reserved for the best projects at the professional and student levels. The CNU Charter Awards, given annually since 2001, are the world's preeminent award for urban design, placemaking, and community building.
2022 Charter Award Winners:
Charter Award Winners
Civano New Town, Tucson, Arizona—Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists
Collection 14, Washington, District of Columbia—Perkins Eastman DC
Beach Town, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica—Charles Brewer, Douglas Duany, TSW Design, and the Las Catalinas team
The Evolution of the Civic Realm in Seaside, Seaside, Florida—Thadani Architects + Urbanists
El Punto Neighborhood Revitalization, Salem, Massechusetts—North Shore Community Development Coalition
The Borough, Carlton Landing, Oklahoma—Clay Chapman
Merit Award Winners
Church Hill North—Armstrong Renaissance, Richmond, Virginia—Torti Gallas & Partners.
Project 180, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—OJB Landscape Architecture and Speck & Associates
Re-Envision Albany, Albany, New York—Albany Riverfront Collaborative
Carlton Landing, Oklahoma—DPZ CoDESIGN
The Blue Line Corridor, Prince George's County, Maryland—HR&A Advisors and Design Collective
Westside Evolves, Chattanooga, Tennessee—EJP Consulting Group
Student Charter Award Winner
West Chester Market Station, West Chester, Pennsylvania—Benjamin Shelton, University of Notre Dame
Student Merit Award Winner
The Port and the City, Beirut, Lebanon—Alexia Lohken, Yufei Huang, Andre Mega de Mathis, and Jiaxin Li, University of Miami School of Architecture