The city of Las Vegas will again honor exceptional urban design through the third annual Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA). Nominations for the awards, which will recognize projects that foster the city’s commitment to sustainability and livability, are being accepted Sept. 2 through Oct. 30, 2008.
Nomination forms are available at the front counter at the Development Services Center located at 731 S. 4th St. or online at the City of Las Vegas Planning Department website or with this direct link to the the nomination form Anyone is invited to nominate projects, however the project must be located within city limits and be completed by Dec. 31, 2008, to qualify for the award.
The awards recognize projects that cultivate walkways and streets that are shared public spaces, promote safety, conserve resources, preserve historic buildings and places, seamlessly link to their surroundings and are pedestrian friendly. The four categories are buildings and their environs, public places, historic preservation and public art.
The awards will be presented at the State of the City address in January 2009 by Mayor Oscar B. Goodman.
“For the third year now, we will be honoring some of our city’s exceptional designs,” Mayor Goodman said. “This year’s and previous award winners together enrich our multifaceted community and are a big part of creating a world-class city.”
The 2007 MUDA winners were:
Buildings and Their Environs: Newport Lofts
Public Places: Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Public Art: Betty Willis (Lifetime Contribution to Las Vegas, Iconic Neon Signage)
Historic Preservation: The Morelli House
A five-member committee will review and rank the submissions for recommendation to Mayor Goodman, who will select the award winners. The Planning and Development Department is providing staff support to the program and the volunteer committee.
For more information about the MUDA award nomination process, please contact Urban Design Coordinator Yorgo Kagafas, AICP, at 229-6196.