On May 23, 2018, APA Orange Section hosted the 2018 Annual Awards Program, honoring great planning occurring throughout Orange County. The Orange Section received 17 nominations for projects in categories ranging from Academic to Best Practices with a panel of five jurors tasked to review each nomination and select award winners for the project’s innovation and implementation.
On the day of the event, over 150 planners were in attendance to celebrate the awarded projects and to take away lessons learned and best practices for planning in Orange County. Of the 17 projects, 13 were selected to receive an Award of Excellence or Merit.
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2018 Award Winners.
Awards of Excellence
University of California, Irvine, Mengdi Li, Urban Heat Island Effects Mitigation
City of Orange, Historic Preservation Design Standards For Old Towne
Opportunity And Empowerment:
City of Orange, Family Care Center, Emergency Shelter Ordinance Homeaid, Orange County
City of Newport Beach, RRM Design Group, West Newport Mesa Streetscape Master Plan
Opportunity and Empowerment:
City Of Garden Grove, Jamboree Housing Corporation, Garden Grove United Methodist Church
City of Anaheim, Code Streamlining And Improvement Plan
KTGY Architecture And Planning, Olympia Capital Corporation, IP Westminster, LLC
Awards Of Merit
Emerging Planning And Design Firm:
City Of Tustin, Placeworks, Tustin Legacy Specific Plan
City Of Placentia , The Old Town, Placentia Revitalization Plan
City Of Brea, Brea Envisions Committee Brea Envisions Ambassadors Brea Envisions Community Engagement Plan
City Of Laguna Beach, Jordan Villwock, Placeworks, Local Hazard
Southern Ca Association Of Governments, Street Plans Collaborative, Alta Planning + Design, Katherine Padilla & Associates, Streetfilms