Annual Awards for Excellence in Planning

Each year, the chapter presents awards to projects and plans that demonstrate excellence.

The Planning Association of Washington and American Planning Association Washington Chapter, are pleased to continue the tradition of the Annual Joint Planning Awards Program.

2016 Joint APA-PAW Planning Award Recipients

Award Winners and Honorable Mention Selections

Category 2016 Award Plan 2016 Award Recipient
Planning - Large Cities City of Kent Park and Open Space Plan 2016 City of Kent; Berger Partnership
Planning - Small Cities Monroe 2015-2035 Comprehensive Plan City of Monroe, Studio Cascade, Fehr & Peers, Leland Consulting Group, EA Associates, My Sidewalk
Planning - Small Cities East Sumner Subarea Plan City of Sumner, MAKERS, Weidner and Associates, Property Councilors, The Transpo Group, Berk
Planning - Small Cities and Counties Subarea Plan and Planned Action EIS: Center for Innovation and Technology - AKA Northern State Hospital Skagit County and City of Sedro-Woolley, Port of Skagit, Washington Department of Enterprise Services, Maul Foster and Alongi, Inc.
Sustainability Sunshine Alley Design Plan Town of Friday Harbor, Beckwith Consulting Group, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild
Transportation Planning Alabama Street Multimodal Safety Improvements City of Bellingham Public Works
Student Planning Project Seattle's Public Stairways Seattle University Bachelor of Public Affairs Program


The awards program is intended to bring attention and deserved recognition to public and private sector planning efforts, as well as student projects in university planning programs.  Specific details concerning the awards program are available as part of the nomination form.

The past award winners are shown below.