Thursday, October 8, 2015

Vote for the Spokane Mayor's Urban Design Awards

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 12:22 PM

What's your favorite Spokane building? The biannual Spokane Mayor's Urban Design Awards committee wants to know for its 2015 People's Choice Awards

Nominated locations aren't just buildings, but also include parks, community gathering places, entire city blocks and even projects that aren't completed or haven't begun construction.

Started less than a decade ago, the Mayor's Urban Design Awards "celebrate the importance of creative thought, technical proficiency, and the relationship of good urban design to our city's economic health and overall well-being." 

The last year awards were given, in 2013, included recognitions of the SIERR Building, Westview Elementary School, the Spokane Falls Community College Music Building renovation and expansion, Riverfront Park's Fountain Cafe and the City Ramp Garage renovation.

Winners of the 2015 awards are to be announced at the end of the month, during the Spokane Arts Awards and costume ball, on Friday, Oct. 30. 

Here are the SMUDA People's Choice Awards nominees:

  • Ruby Suites, 1120 N. Division
  • Fresh Soul restaurant (under construction), 3029 E. Fifth Ave.
  • Holiday Inn Express on the Rock, 801 N. Division
  • NUDO Ramen House, 818 W. Sprague
  • Nectar Wine and Beer, 1331 W. Summit Parkway
  • Olmsted Brothers Green, Kendall Yards
  • Division Street Gateway, I-90 off-ramp at Division
  • Saranac Commons, 19 W. Main
  • Perry Street Brewing building, 1025 S. Perry 
  • Dutch's and Huppin's block, 400 W. Main
  • Spokane Convention Center expansion's completion
  • University District Gateway Bridge (to be constructed)
  • University of Washington Spokane Center, 201 W. Main
  • DCI Engineers Office, 707 W. Second
  • Ferris High School modernization
  • The Gathering House, 733 W. Garland
  • Sprague Union Terrace, 1420 E. Sprague
  • The Nest Plaza in Kendall Yards, West Summit Parkway and North Cedar
  • Spokane Tribal Gathering Place, North Post Street between City Hall and the Washington Water Power plant

Voting for the People's Choice Award closes on Oct. 23. If you don't want to cast your vote online, in-person ballots are available on level two of River Park Square.

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's Arts and Culture Editor and editor of the Inlander's yearly, glossy magazine, the Annual Manual. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident of the Spokane area and a graduate of Washington State University. She's been on staff at the Inlander since 2012...