The city of Las Vegas will again honor exceptional urban design through the 2012 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 now through Nov. 5.
Nomination forms are available at the front counter at the Development Services Center located at 333 N. Rancho Drive, 3rd Floor, or online at http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/muda. Anyone is invited to nominate projects. The project must be located within city of Las Vegas city limits and be completed by Dec. 31, 2012, 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/adaptive reuse and public art.
The awards will be presented at the State of the City address in January 2013 by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman.
“For six years we’ve had an outstanding tradition of recognizing the exceptional talent in our city,” Mayor Goodman said. “This year is no different, and I encourage everyone to nominate the projects that help set us apart from other communities and add to the art and culture of our world-class city.”
The 2011 MUDA winners were:
Buildings and Their Environs: Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve
Public Places: 1st Street Beautification Project
Public Art: Cultural Corridor Trail Improvements
Historic Preservation: 1211 S. 16th Street
A three-member committee will review and rank the submissions for recommendation to Mayor Goodman, who will select the award winners. The Department of Planning is providing staff support to the program.
For more information about the MUDA award nomination process, please contact Urban Design Coordinator Courtney Mooney, AICP, at 229-5260.