2013 Ed Bacon Awards Ceremony & Reception

Honoring John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado,
& the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture
VIP reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ceremony & presentation: 7-8:30 p.m.
VIP reception & ceremony: $150/ticket
Ceremony only: $25/General Admission, $20 AIA/CFA Member, $15 Student w/ valid ID
Purchase your tickets by clicking here

Celebrate Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as we honor him with our seventh annual Edmund N. Bacon Prize, bestowed annually on an accomplished figure who has achieved outstanding results in urban planning, development, and design through conviction of vision, effective communication, and commitment to improving their community.

In addition, join us to honor the 2013 Ed Bacon Student Design Competition winners, announced here for the first time. You can view the winning entries by clicking here.

First Prize:
Shift (Cornell University - Katherine LI, Caleb CHENG, Jesse NICHOLSON, Travis NORTH, Logan AXELSON)

Special Jury Prizes:
Most Realistic Proposal - A New Schuylkill Waterfront (University of Maryland - Jacob BIALEK, Emma CRENSHAW, Mark ELLIOT, Tamir EZZAT, Julian GOLDMAN, Eric JOERDENS, Katrina MCRAINEY, Michael TAYLOR)

Visionary Landscape - FLUIDCITY (University of Nottingham - Jiayi JIN, Xueting KONG)

Environmental Sensitivity - perFARMance landSCRAPER (University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Amanda GANN)

Best Urban Amenities - Philadelphia! (National University of Singapore - Shunann CHEN, See Hong QUEK, Leon YZELMAN, Lynette LIEW, Terence CHUA)

A VIP Reception before the ceremony will honor our prize-winning guests and the generous sponsors who have made this competition and event possible. Be sure to join us for this exclusive opportunity to meet the governor, student prize winners, and influential members of Philadelphia's design/build community.

About the author

Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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