The Community Design Excellence Award is given to a private developer, elected official or municipal employee/department—typically not a practicing Landscape Architect—who has recognized the role urban design and environmental excellence play in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Minnesota's towns and cities. Recipients have shown a strong commitment to the work of landscape architects, sustainable design, and place making. Examples of typical recipients include but are not limited to: a developer of a particular project, or body of projects, that enhances the built environment; an elected official who has sought to better a community through design; and a municipal employee/department who has excelled at helping shape the designed environment.
|2013||The Ackerberg Group|
|2010||Mayor R.T. Rybak|