Twenty-five projects 20 professional, five academic will receive 2007 Charter Awards from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU). Winners include proposed as well as built work across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Haiti, Chile, and Italy. Torti Gallas and Partners received three awards, while Dover, Kohl & Partners, Urban Design Associates, andthe University of Maryland each had two. Four of the winners spanning the scale from regional planning to prefabricated housing and a student-led charrette are responses to the devastation of Hurricane Katrinaon the Gulf Coast.
The seven-member Charter Awards jury comprised Stefanos Polyzoides (chair) of Moule & Polyzoides; Hillary Brown of New Civic Works; Ventura, Calif., city manager Rick Cole; Andrés Duany of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.; Kjell Forshed of Brunnberg & Forshed; Vince Graham of the I'On Group; and Susan Van Atta of Van Atta Associates.
The winning projects were premiated for their quality and adherence to the principlesset forth in the 1996 Charter for the New Urbanism. CNU co-founderPolyzoides will lecture on the educational aspects of the winners at the award presentation, to be held on May 18 as part of the proceedings at theCNU's 15th congress in Philadelphia.
Charter Award Winners
Region, Metropolis, City, Town Scale City Plan 2025, Fayetteville, Ark. Dover, Kohl & Partners (1)
Long Beach Concept Plan, Long Beach, Miss. Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects + Planners
Louisiana Speaks Pattern Book, Louisiana, USA Urban Design Associates
Neighborhood, District, Corridor Scale Carneros Inn, Napa, Calif. William Rawn Associates, Architects (2)
Cooper's Crossing, Camden, N.J. Torti Gallas and Partners (master plan); Urban Design Associates (pattern book)
Harbor Town, Memphis, Tenn. Looney Ricks Kiss
Innovista Master Plan, Columbia, S.C. Sasaki Associates
La Candelaria, Antigua, Guatemala Castillo Arquitectos; Dover, Kohl & Partners
Salishan Neighborhood HOPE VI, Tacoma, Wash. Torti Gallas and Partners
Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities, nationwide Reconnecting America
Block, Street, Building Scale Chatham Square, Alexandria, Va. Lessard Group
Cottage Square, Ocean Springs, Miss. Tolar LeBatard Denmark Architects
Courthouse Square, Redwood City, Calif. Freedman Tung & Bottomley
The Ellington, Washington, D.C. Torti Gallas and Partners
Habitat Trails, Rogers, Ark. University of Arkansas Community Design Center
Katrina Cottage VIII, Silver Spring, Md. Stephen A. Mouzon, Architect.
Kedzie & Rockwell Brown Line Stations, Chicago Muller & Muller Architects
Lofts 590, Arlington, Va. SK&I Architectural Design Group
Oak Plaza, Miami?Cure & Penabad Studio; Khoury & Vogt Architects
Takoma Walk, Takoma Park, Md. Cunningham + Quill Architects (3)
Academic Company Towns Revisited, Petit Paradis, Haiti Notre Dame University (4)
Connecting the City of Water to Its History, Castellamare di Stabia, Italy University of Maryland
A Response to the Current Development of Valparaiso's Waterfront, Valparaiso, Chile University of Maryland
Saucier Town Plan, Saucier, Miss. Andrews University
Toward an Urban & Sustainable Puerto Nuevo, San Juan, Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico