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CNU ILLINOIS CHARTER AWARDS

Each year, CNU-IL awards projects and people that best fulfill and advocate the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the following principles: neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.



The Urban Citizen Award is an award that recognizes a person or organization for their outstanding implementation of projects, strategies, initiatives or policy changes in the state of Illinois that are in alignment with the principles found within the Charter of the New Urbanism.​​​

Winners are chosen by a jury of distinguished architects, designers, developers, engineers, planners, and scholars.  Projects are submitted representing: the region (metropolis, city, and town); the neighborhood, district, & corridor and lastly; the block, the street, and the building.  

Winners are recognized at the CNU-IL Winter Social in early December. 

 

CNU ILLINOIS 2016 CHARTER AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

Do you know of an architectural, landscape, urban design project that is an exemplar of the principles of New Urbanism? 

Are you aware of a plan, policy or program that advances the principles of New Urbanism?

Do you know an individual or organization (profit or not) that stands as a champion of urbanism?

 

Now is the time to recognize the individuals and work that advances the principles of the New Urbanism.  The CNU Illinois Charter Awards is the best way to support the work of Chapter members.

 

The call for entries is now open for CNU Illinois members as well as non-members to submit projects.  Nominations and entries are due by Friday, November 18, 2016.  Winners will be announced at the CNU Illinois Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony on December 15, 2016.

 

Instructions, nomination forms and more information for the Urban Citizen Award and the CNU Illinois Charter Awards can be obtained by clicking on each underlined award title.

 

Please email your completed Charter Award Booklet and/or Urban Citizion Nomination Form that complies with the above-mentioned instructions to illinois@cnu.org by midnight Friday, November 18, 2016.   

 

Please click the "Charter Award Entry Fee" button below to pay for your Charter Award Entry Fee associated with your Entry Form.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES: The 2016 Charter Awards submissions are open to all architectural, landscape, or urban design projects that have been completed within the past three years by students who are currently or were previously enrolled in an institution of higher learning in the State of Illinois or the State of Indiana. Student submissions may include projects that are located outside of Illinois.

 

Previous CNU Illinois Charter Award Winners

Award Winners

 

 

Growing Uptown (Normal, IL)  An update to an existing plan that creates vision for Uptown neighborhood south of the railroad tracks.

 

 

Selverhull: Growing a Venerable Winchester in Our Time (Winchester, ENG, UK)  A future development plan that preserves original infrastructure and utilitzes attainable tactics by reinforcing the assets of the city as a path of rejuvenation.

 

 

Offering us five decades of civic service to emulate, George Ranney’s career has served as a long-time Trustee to Chicagoland’s most strategic institutions that anchor and innovate the life in our communities.  

 

 

20-28 E Jackson Boulevard (Chicago, IL).  A conversion of two historic office buildings into apartments for college students, and the upgrading of the 3-story Pickwick Stables building. 

 

Lakeview Lincoln Hub (Chicago, IL)   A plan focusing on promoting walking and biking as reasonable options for everyday trips that is implemented through various strategies.  

 

A big thank you to our 2015 Charter Award jury for participating in the award selection process!  Their dedication to their craft, job expertise, and diverse backgrounds continue to improve the integrity of these awards.

2015 Charter Award Jury (from left to right):

 

Chris Dillion (Campbell Coyle Real Estate), Benet Haller (City of Chicago Planning Dept.), and Karin Miller(YR&G), Jennifer Settle (MGLM Architects, Jury Chair, not pictured), and Stacey Meekins (Sam Schwartz Engineering, Jury Co-Chair, not pictured).

 

Award Winners

 

 

Orwigsburg Public Library (Orwigsburg, PA)  A proposed community library that completes an existing block along a publc square that adds to local context and vernacular. 

 

 

Lawrenceville Comprehensive and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (Lawrenceville, IL)  A future development plan that preserves original infrastructure and utilitzes attainable tactics by reinforcing the assets of the city as a path of rejuvenation.

 

 

Elgin Artspace Lofts (Elgin, IL).  The project consists of two buildings, one a historic building that has been renovated and the other a new modern style addition connected by a one-story gallery space that could be used for art exhibitions.  

 

South Elgin Bike and Pedestrian Plan (South Elgin, IL)   A plan focusing on promoting walking and biking as reasonable options for everyday trips that is implemented through various strategies.  

 

2014 Charter Award Jury (from left to right):

 

James Broughton (Fitzgerald Associates), John Greenfield (Streetsblog Chicago), and Emily Talon (Arizona State University), Jennifer Settle (MGLM Architects, Jury Co-chair, not pictured), and Jerremy Foss (Manhard Consulting, Ltd, Jury Chair, not pictured).

 

Bristol Place Redevelopment Master Plan (Champaign, IL)     A well thought out neighborhood plan proposing multiple housing types and connectivity to the surrounding area as a catalyst for regrowth and establishing a sense of place.