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Antonio Gόmez-Palacio as Jury Chair for the 2023 Halifax Urban Design Awards

May 29, 2023

On Monday, June 26, DIALOG Chair Antonio Gόmez-Palacio will join a panel at the 2023 Halifax Urban Design Awards as one of four independent jurors to evaluate design project submissions.

Urban design plays an important role in enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality by improving the functionality, sustainability, and overall appearance of the public and private spaces. The nominations for the awards ceremony include projects from designers, developers, sponsors, students and owners who have submitted designs from around Halifax municipal communities – both in the Regional Centre and smaller rural communities.

All projects must reflect community content, inspire civic awareness and participation, and intentionally addresses accessibility, diversity or inclusion. Antonio will use his urban expertise along with Camille Mitchell, Architect at SvN Architects and Planners, Matthew A.J. Brown, Co-Founder of Brackish Design Studio, and Sarah Anderson, Manager of Development Planning, to evaluate which projects make a lasting, positive impact on residents for the betterment of communities – now and in the future.

Event Details

Date:                                       Monday, June 26, 2023
Time:                                      5 p.m. ADT
Location:                              Halifax Central Library

Attendance is open to the public. No fee or registration required.

Projects selected as award winners will receive an Award of Excellence or Honourable Mention in one of nine categories:

  1. Urban Design Plans
  2. Urban Architecture
  3. Landscape Architecture and Civic Design Projects
  4. Housing Solutions
  5. Urban Elements
  6. Community Connections & Initiatives
  7. Heritage Restoration Projects
  8. Heritage Adaptive Re-use Projects
  9. Student Projects

Click here to see submissions and learn more about the event and jurors.