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.



Let's Celebrate Successful Planning and Showcase your Projects!

2020 Joint APA/PAW Award Recipients

Award Winners and Honorable Mention Selections

Category 2020 Award Plan 2020 Award Recipient
Community Engagement

Homeless Response Plan

City of Olympia and the Community Working Group

Community Engagement

Jamestown S'Kallam Housing Solutions project

Jamestown S'Kallam Tribe, in association with Beckwith Consulting Group

Comprehensive Planning - Large Jurisdiction

Wilburton Commercial Area study

City of Bellevue, in association with NBBJ

Comprehensive Planning - Small Jurisdiction Regional Comprehensive Plan update

Columbia County, City of Dayton and Town of Starbuck

Implementation Colonial Plaza project

City of Lakewood, in association with KPG and Framework

Student Project Western Washington University Sustainable Community Initiative

City of Ferndale, for the Ferndale City Center Catalyst project

Sustainability CAP Report - Space for Arts and Culture in Seattle

City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, in association with Framework

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.

If you have any questions about the awards process, please contact the committee co-chairs:

The past award winners are shown below.