The city of Las Vegas will again honor exceptional urban design through the 2013 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 until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.
Nomination forms are available online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/muda, and at the front counter at the Development Services Center located at 333 N. Rancho Drive, 3rd Floor. Anyone is invited to nominate projects, which must be located within city of Las Vegas limits and be completed by Dec. 31, 2013, 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 on Jan. 9, 2014, by Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. 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.
The 2012 MUDA winners were:
• Building and Environment: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
• Public Places: Las Vegas City Hall
• Public Art: Pipe Dream (Fanfare for the Common Man), artist Tim Bavington
• Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse: The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum), and Neon Museum Visitors Center
For more information about the MUDA award nomination process, please contact Urban Design Coordinator Courtney Mooney at 229-5260.
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