VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 10   |   MARCH 7 – 13, 2012

MARCH 7, 2012

Nominate sustainable projects for Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards

Design professionals, residents and business representatives are invited to submit entries for SEDA – Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards. The purpose of the program is to recognize and honor aesthetically-expressive, sustainable projects that are appropriate to the upper Sonoran desert environment. 

The SEDA committee this year decided to allow the general public to nominate projects, rather than limiting submissions from design professionals and businesses only.

“The Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards are part of the city’s effort to expand public awareness of environmental sustainability issues,” says Steve Venker, Planning and Design Services manager. “We do this by recognizing quality projects designed and built in a way that responds appropriately to the Sonoran desert environment.”

Environmentally-sensitive residential, commercial, urban design and environmental projects are eligible for nomination. Projects must be located in Scottsdale. There is not a fee to nominate a project.

The city coordinates the awards program every other year; the inaugural competition was in 2010.

Program Timeline:
Now – May 18:  Call for entries
May 18, 4 p.m. (MST): Entry deadline
Summer 2012:  Selection process
Summer 2012:  Award notification
Fall 2012:  Winners recognized at Development Review Board meeting
Fall 2012:  Winners recognized at City Council meeting

The city’s Environmental Quality Advisory and Development Review boards, Scottsdale Section American Institute of Architects – Phoenix Metro Chapter (Scottsdale and northeast section), American Society of Landscape Architects – Arizona Chapter and Sources+ Design publication are sponsoring the program. Members of these organizations will serve on the selection panel. 

For specific eligibility and submission requirements, visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/departments/planning/OEI/SEDA.

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