2012 Charter Awards

The awards recognize excellence in architectural, landscape, and urban designs built in harmony with their physical and social contexts.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country United States
Registration Deadline 25 January 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 25 January 2012 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility All
Target Field Any plan, project, codes, manuals, or studies built, un-built

Description
Every year, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) facilitates an awards program to recognize the very best in New Urbanist design. Winning projects are recognized for their excellence in fulfilling and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of walkable, sustainable places from the scale of the region down to the block and building.
CNU’s Charter Awards recognize excellence in architectural, landscape, and urban designs built in harmony with their physical and social contexts. CNU convenes a jury of distinguished designers, architects, planners, and scholars who choose the winners of the awards after the entries are fully vetted, and educates practitioners on the design techniques employed in the award-winning work. Chairing this year's jury will be CNU Board member Doug Kelbaugh, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Taubman College of the University of Michigan.

Jury
Douglas Kelbaugh (Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Taubman College of the University of Michigan)
Hank Dittmar (the Chief Executive at The Prince’s Foundation)
June Williamson (a professor of architecture at the City College of New York)
Kit McCullough (the Taubman College of the University of Michigan)
Marcy McInnelly (the president of Urbsworks in Portland)
Bonnie Fisher (a Landscape Architect and Principal of ROMA Design Group)
M. David Lee (an adjunct professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design)
Gary Hack (Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania)
John Knott (the president and co-founder of the Noisette Company, LLC)
Jonathan Barnett (a Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning)

Prize
Grand Professional Prize: $3,500 cash prize
Grand Academic Prize: $3,500 cash prize

Entry Fee
$250 per project
CNU members: $200 per project
Student and faculty submissions: $50 per project

Entries
- Project Description (limit to one page or 650 words)
- Response to Charter Principles (limit to one page or 650 words)
- Lessons Learned (limit to a half a page or 325 words)
- Printed Photographs and Illustrations (5 to 12 pages)
- Up to 9 images

Submission Address
The Congress for the New Urbanism
The Marquette Building
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60603

Timetable
The award ceremony: May 10th, 2012

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Congress for the New Urbanism

Official Website
http://www.cnu.org/awards