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Halifax Urban Design Awards Showcases Community Wellbeing

June 29, 2023

This Monday, June 26, a panel of four independent jurors, including DIALOG Chair Antonio Gomez-Palacio as Jury Chair, evaluated the 2023 Halifax Urban Design Awards submissions and selected winners.

The design submissions from around Halifax municipal communities represent community content, inspire civic awareness and participation, and intentionally addresses accessibility, diversity and inclusion.

The awards ceremony included projects from designers, developers, sponsors, students and owners – all making a lasting, positive impact on residents for the betterment of community.

These awards empathize that urban design matters to the life and wellbeing of our communities. As cities are a shared space, it is a responsibility we all share and an impact we all benefit from.

—Antonio Gomez-Palacio

Congratulations to all winners and to all who submitted, and thank you to the jurors and everyone who helped organize!


Community Connections and Initiatives

  • Reimagining Gottingen Street Seating, OSO Planning + Design; FBM Architecture, Omar Gandhi Architect, Peter Henry Architect: Award of Excellence

Heritage Adaptive Re-Use Projects

  • Kinney Place, T.A Scott Architecture + Design: Award of Merit

Housing Solutions

  • Sprout Dwellings, Sprout Dwellings Inc.: Award of Merit
  • Diamond Bailey Healing, Fathom Studio: Award of Excellence

Landscape Architecture and Civic Design Projects

  • Queen’s Marque, Fathom Studio: Award of Merit
  • Peggy’s Cove Viewing Deck, Omar Gandhi Architects: Award of Excellence

Student Projects

  • Food Activism: Fighting for Affordable Living and Food Justice, Tai Nguyen Ha, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University: Award of Excellence

Urban Architecture

  • The George, Dexel Architecture Ltd., Fathom Studio: Award of Excellence

Urban Elements

  • Halifax Explosion Markers, RHAD Architects: Award of Excellence


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