Announcing the 2016 Mayor's Design Award Winners!

The best in design around Denver

Join us in celebrating the best in design around Denver! Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Brad Buchanan, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development, will honor 17 projects for excellence in architecture, design and place-making during the 2016 Mayor’s Design Awards ceremony Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Chambers Grant Salon of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

“The theme that emerged from this year’s field of winners is transformation,” Mayor Hancock said. “The impact that these projects have made on their streets, their neighborhoods, and the city will be felt for years to come. The owners and their project teams have shown a clear commitment to design with intention, with results that we can all take pride in.”

Since 2005, the awards have been presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. Winners can range from community placemaking projects to adaptive reuse of historic structures to single-family residences to major mixed-use downtown buildings. Each brings something special to Denver’s unique visual fabric and speaks to our collective commitment to building healthy, sustainable communities.

The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow. For more information on the event and the awards, visit


Wheels Go Round
16th Street Mall

Bindery on Blake
2901 & 2875 Blake Street

Mental Health Center of Denver’s Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
3401 Eudora Street

Freight Residences
3515 Ringsby Court

One City Block
444 E. 19th Avenue

Blue Moon Brewing Company
RiNo District, 3750 Chestnut Place


415 S. Cherokee Street

Denver Art Museum Administration Building
1226 Bannock Street

The Metlo
1111 Broadway

The ART, a hotel 
1201 Broadway

Room & Board
Cherry Creek, 222 Detroit Street

3520 E. Colfax Avenue

​Torchy's Tacos
1085 Broadway

Halcyon Hotel
245 Columbine Street

Regency Athletic Complex at Metropolitan State University of Denver
1600 W. Colfax Ave.

Private residence
4025 Grove Street

Private Residence
2510 S. Lowell Boulevard

Click here for more photos and descriptions of the winning projects. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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