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Nominate sustainable projects for Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards

SEDA 2012 - John Douglas

April 7, 2014


Contacts: Steve Venker, Planning and Design Services Manager, 480-312-2831; Tim Conner, Manager, Office of Environmental Initiatives, 480-312-7833


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 fit well with our upper Sonoran desert environment.

“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 located in Scottsdale and completed by Jan. 1, 2014, are eligible for nomination. 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:
• Through May 16: Call for entries
• May 16, 4 p.m. (MST): Entry deadline
• Summer 2014: Selection process
• Summer 2014: Award notification
• Fall 2014: Winners recognized at Development Review Board meeting
• Fall 2014: 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), and the American Society of Landscape Architects – Arizona Chapter are sponsoring the program. Members of these organizations will serve on the selection panel.

Get specific eligibility and submission requirements.