Recent Awards

PlaceWorks has won numerous local, state, and national awards, the most recent of which are listed here.

Los Angeles County Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment
2016 Marketing & Communications Award of Excellence, California Park & Recreation Society

Vacaville General Plan
2016 Award for Hard-Won Victory, California Chapter APA; 2016 Award for Hard-Won Victory, California APA, Northern Section

Los Angeles County Master Plan for Sustainable Parks & Recreation
2016 Exceptional Urban Forestry Program Award, California Urban Forests Council; 2016 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Tesoro Viejo Plan
2016 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Central Section

Oroville Area Urban Greening Plan
2016 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Yucaipa General Plan
2016 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Salinas Forest Assessment and Urban Greening Plan
2016 Astounding Urban Forestry Project Award, California Urban Forests Council

Healthy Montclair
2016 Health Innovations Prize, Center for Civic Policy Leadership; 2015 Advancing Diversity & Social Change Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Quarry Park Master Plan
2016 Outstanding Planning Document Award, California AEP

Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan Update Summit
2016 Outstanding Public Involvement/Education Program Award, California AEP

Telegraph Ave Mixed-Use Project EIR
2016 Environmental Analysis Document Award of Merit, California AEP

Harbor Mixed Use Transit Corridor Specific Plan and EIR
2015 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California Chapter APA; and 2015 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Orange Section

Devil’s Slide Trail
2015 Implementation Award: Large Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California Chapter APA; 2015 Implementation Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section; 2015 Bikeways & Trails Project of the Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, Region 9; 2014 Project of the Year in the Environment/Parks: Under $2 Million: American Public Works Association, Silicon Valley Chapter; 2014 Outstanding Bikeways/Trail of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco Section; and 2014 Excellence in Motion Merit Award, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Fullerton College Connector Study
2015 Transportation Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Orange Section

La Habra General Plan Update and EIR
2015 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Orange Section

Los Angeles County Trails Website: Trails.LACounty.Gov
2015 Innovative Use of Technology Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section; 2015 Social Media, Websites, and Technology Award Honorable Mention, California Trails & Greenways

Benicia Urban Waterfront Enhancement and Master Plan
2015 Comprehensive Plan: Small Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

A Practical Guide to Planning Healthy Communities
2015 Communications Initiative Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section; 2015 Public Involvement/Education Award of Merit, California AEP; and 2014 Excellence in Media Award, Southern California Public Health Association

Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project EIR
2015 Outstanding Environmental Project, Friends of the San Francisco Estuary; 2013 Research, Analysis, Planning and Communication Award of Merit, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

Pasadena Housing Element and Housing Agenda
2014 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Award, Urban Land Institute; and 2008 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Bergamot Station Area Plan
2014 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Los Angeles Section

City of Menifee Inaugural General Plan
2014 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Newman Non-Motorized Transportation Plan
2014 Transportation Planning Award, California APA, Central Section

Yucaipa Community Profile
2014 Communications Initiative Award of Merit, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Ocean Street Area Plan
2014 Urban Design Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Cordes Ranch EIR
2014 Environmental Analysis Award of Merit, California AEP

Irvine CEQA Guidelines
2014 Resource Document Award of Merit, California AEP

Healthy High Desert Policy Briefs
2013 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award of Merit, California Chapter APA; and 2013 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

San Bernardino TOD Overlay
2013 Award for Hard Won Victory, California Chapter APA; and 2013 Hard Won Victory, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Tacoma Transfer of Development Rights
2013 Sustainability Planning Award, Washington Chapter APA

Date Palm Drive Specific Plan and Streetscape
2013 Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Highland Base Line Corridor
2013 Planning Implementation: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section; and 2013 Compass Blueprint Honorable Mention, SCAG

El Monte General Plan
2013 Compass Blueprint Honorable Mention, SCAG; and 2012 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Ravenswood/Four Corners Specific Plan and EIR
2013 Grassroots Initiative Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

WRCOG Sustainability Framework
2013 Best of the Best Award, ULI, Orange County/Inland Empire Section; and 2013 Compass Blueprint Honorable Mention, SCAG

Beaufort Transfer of Development Rights
2012 Outstanding Multi-jurisdictional Planning Project, South Carolina Chapter, APA

Century Villages at Cabrillo Master Plan
2012 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California Chapter APA; and 2012 Advocacy, Social Change, Diversity Planning Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Historic Downtown Upland Specific Plan
2012 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Yucca Valley Community Profile
2012 Media Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Healthy Community Environmental Scan
2012 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section; and 2011 Public Health Practice Award, Southern California Public Health Association

Redlands Transfer of Development Rights Study
2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Martial Cottle Park Master Plan
2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California Chapter APA; and 2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Northern Section

Ceres Downtown Specific Plan and EIR
2011 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Central Section

Tracy Sustainability Action Plan
2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Butte County General Plan Update
2011 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Cryer Site Park Design
2011 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

El Monte Community Building Initiative
2010 Grassroots Initiative Award of Excellence, California Chapter APA; and 2010 Planning Excellence Award for Grassroots Initiative, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Life on State
2010 Outstanding Planning: Unique Contribution, Utah Chapter APA

The Ontario Plan
2010 Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California Chapter APA; 2010 Compass Blueprint President’s Award for Excellence, SCAG; and 2010 Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Rancho Mirage Section 19 Specific Plan
2010 Compass Blueprint Award for Achievement in Livability, SCAG; and 2010 Outstanding Planning Award for Neighborhood Planning, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Santa Ana Housing Element
2010 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Orange Section

A Practical Guide to the California Environmental Quality Act (2009) and A Practical Guide to Environmental Risk
2010 Public Involvement/Education Program Award of Merit, AEP

West Broadway Urban Village Specific Plan
2010 Transportation Excellence Award, Transportation Agency for Monterey County; and 2010 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Northern Section

Bay Fair BART Station Area Improvement Plan
2010 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

San Carlos General Plan Update and EIR
2010 Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section; and 2010 Award of Excellence, Grand Boulevard Initiative

SANDAG Smart Growth Design Guidelines
2010 Award for Best Practice, California Chapter APA; and 2010 Award for Best Practice, California APA, San Diego Section

El Camino Real/Downtown Vision Plan
2010 Award of Excellence, Grand Boulevard Initiative

Coachella’s South East SOI Sustainability Project
2009 Compass Blueprint Achievement Award in Prosperity, SCAG

University Hills Specific Plan
2009 Neighborhood Planning Award, California Chapter APA; and 2009 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Arrow Highway Multi-Jurisdictional Corridor Planning
2010 Compass Blueprint Regional Collaboration Award; and 2009 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Tracy General Plan
2009 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award of Merit

Southwest Chico Neighborhood Plan
2009 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Strategic Framework & Priorities Workbook: Little Saigon, Moran and Weststate Streets
2008 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California Chapter APA; and 2008 Outstanding Planning Award for Education Project, California APA, Orange Section

California Avenue Master Plan
2008 Neighborhood Planning Award, California Chapter APA; and 2008 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Central Section

Sacramento Railyards Specific Plan and Design Guidelines
2008 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Rooftop Resources Assessment
2008 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter; 2008 Grassroots Achievement Award, California Chapter APA; and 2008 Grassroots Achievement Award, California APA, Northern Section

San Leandro BRT Station Area Plan EIR
2008 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Northern Section

Santa Rosa Downtown Station Area Specific Plan
2008 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA Northern Section

23rd Street Specific Plan
2008 Planning Implementation Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section

Coachella Entertainment District Vision Plan
2007 Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California Chapter APA; and 2007 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Alameda County “Early Care and Education for All” Plan
2007 Contribution to Women & Families Award, California APA, Northern Section

General Plan of the Riverside County Integrated Project
2006 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section; and 2006 Outstanding Planning Outside of Orange County by an Orange County Firm Award of Merit, California APA, Orange Section

Palm Springs Downtown Urban Design Guide
2006 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section; and 2006 California Downtown Association Crystal Eagle Award for Planning

WRCOG Video, “Another Step Forward”
2006 Media Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Kiley Ranch North Development Handbook
2006 Programs, Techniques, and Tools Award, Nevada Chapter APA

Santa Clara Valley Water Efficient Demonstration Garden
2005 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

Hillsborough Design Guidelines
2005 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Northern California Section

The Preserve Specific Plan
2004 Outstanding Planning Document, AEP; 2003 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section; and 2003 Outstanding Planning Award for Project Outside of Orange County, California APA, Orange Section