The APA RI Awards Program celebrates recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession here in Rhode Island. Each fall, we invite the local planning community to nominate their favorite projects, plans, student projects, and individual leaders, to honor the great work done that year to advance the planning profession. Regardless of the award category, APA RI seeks to recognize people and projects that embody innovation, comprehensiveness, collaboration, transferability to other communities, and a commitment to implementation.
APA RI is pleased to announce the 2016 Award Winners. They will be honored at the Annual RI Awards and Holiday Party on January 12, 2017.
Current Topic: Excellence in Water Management
Guiteras School Stormwater Improvement Project
Outstanding Comprehensive Plan
Cumberland Comprehensive Plan
Outstanding Neighborhood Planning
Keeping History Above Water
Newport Restoration Foundation, Union Studio Architects, Building Conservation Associates
Outstanding Plan Implementation
Village Zone Housing Strategies
Outstanding Public Space Project
Paul Davidoff Award
For his decades of service to south county towns, particularly for his community development efforts and his advocacy for affordable housing opportunities in our smaller, more rural towns.
Galilee, A Vision for a Resilient Port
University of Rhode Island (Landscape Architecture, Marine Affairs, Environmental Science)
Distinguished Leadership Award
Vincent Murray and Marilyn Shellman
For their decades of service to planning in Rhode Island, and their tireless efforts to make the communities they worked for the best possible places.
For its dedication to funding innovative and equitable community-supporting projects.
Award Categories and Submission Requirements