Mayor Honors CCN Developments for Design

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Seventeen projects were honored for excellence in architecture, exterior design, placemaking at the Mayor's 2016 Design Awards, including HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek, and Room & Board expansion.

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Brad Buchanan, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development, honored 17 projects for excellence in architecture, design and place-making during the 2016 Mayor’s Design Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 10th at the Chambers Grant Salon of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

View a slide show and download images and descriptions of the winning projects

“The theme that emerged from this year’s field of winners is transformation,” Mayor Hancock said. “The impact that these projects have made on their streets, their neighborhoods, and the city will be felt for years to come. The owners and their project teams have shown a clear commitment to design with intention, with results that we can all take pride in.”

Since 2005, the awards have been presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. Winners can range from community placemaking projects to adaptive reuse of historic structures to single-family residences to major mixed-use downtown buildings. Each brings something special to Denver’s unique visual fabric and speaks to our collective commitment to building healthy, sustainable communities. 

The 2016 Mayor’s Design Award winners were:

  • Wheels Go Round, 16th Street Mall
  • Bindery on Blake, 2901 & 2875 Blake Street
  • Mental Health Center of Denver’s Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, 3401 Eudora Street
  • Freight Residences, 3515 Ringsby Court
  • One City Block, 444 E. 19th Avenue
  • Blue Moon Brewing Company – RiNo District, 3750 Chestnut Place
  • Denizen, 415 S. Cherokee Street
  • Denver Art Museum Administration Building, 1226 Bannock Street
  • The Metlo, 1111 Broadway
  • The ART, a hotel, 1201 Broadway
  • Room & Board, Cherry Creek, 222 Detroit Street
  • Galaxie, 3520 E. Colfax Avenue
  • Torchy's Tacos, 1085 Broadway
  • HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine Street
  • Regency Athletic Complex at Metropolitan State University of Denver, 1600 W. Colfax Ave.
  • Private residence, 4025 Grove Street
  • Private residence, 2510 S. Lowell Boulevard


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