Public market, others win design awards

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

The Spokane Public Market and Nystrom Olson Architecture received the Mayor’s Choice Award for overall urban design excellence in this year’s Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.

Mayor Mary Verner and Dana Harbaugh, chairman of the Design Review Board, announced the winners this week. The program recognizes people who contribute to Spokane’s quality of life and help implement the city’s comprehensive plan through good urban design.

Here are the other winners:

Urban Design Merit Awards

• Kendall Yards Centennial Trail, parks and open space plan, Greenstone Homes and Neighborhoods.

• Shadle Park High School, NAC|Architects.

• Bissinger Building addition and remodel, Bernardo-Wills Architects.

People’s Choice Award

• Bissinger Building addition and remodel, Bernardo-Wills Architects.

Design Review Board’s Special Recognition Categories

• Heritage Project for a design project that has significantly contributed to Spokane’s quality of life: Davenport Hotel.

• Creative Citizen Award for a person or group whose work has enhanced Spokane’s urban fabric: Ron and Julie Wells.

• Shrinking Lilac Award for a project that was not submitted for an award but is an example of design excellence: Main Market Co-op.

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