City Announces 2021 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners

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A slide show of some of the winning projects, courtesy of City of Denver.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock celebrated 16 projects during the 2021 Mayor’s Design Awards ceremony earlier this month at the Studio Loft of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

“Equity, sustainability and the health of our residents and neighborhoods have been at the forefront of what we do for a long time,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “You can see these values play out in the sixteen winning projects. Any city would be proud to have even a fraction of them open under normal circumstances. The fact that Denver is home to all sixteen speaks to our resilience and to our willingness to come together and collaborate, even when times are tough.”

“These are richly authentic, context-sensitive and creative projects, said Laura E. Aldrete, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development. “They elevate our public realm and elevate the conversation on how we can do community-serving design as a city.”

Since 2005, the Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. At a public ceremony last week, the city honored the following projects as 2021 Mayor’s Design Award winners:

  • Junction Food & Drink, 2000 S. Colorado Blvd.
  • Larimer Square Outdoor Expansion, Larimer and 14th Streets
  • Brandon Courtyard, 1555 Xavier St.
  • A New Old School (Strada Advertising Offices), 604 W. 6th Ave.
  • Brasserie Brixton, 3701 N. Williams St.
  • Gurr Residence, 3660 E. Dartmouth Ave.
  • The Link, 1480 Curtis St.
  • Denver Water Administration Complex, 1600 W. 12th Ave.
  • Boiler House Residence, 3850 York St.
  • La Tela, 603 Inca St.
  • Oneida Park, 2255 Oneida Park
  • Raíces Brewing Company, 2060 W. Colfax Ave.
  • Benzina Restaurant, 4839 E. Colfax Ave.
  • Meow Wolf Convergence Station, 1338 First St.
  • Freyer-Newman Center for Science, Art and Education, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1085 York St.
  • McGregor Square, 19th and Wazee Streets



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