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Awards

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

2022 Awards

2022 Innovation in Green Community Planning, California Chapter APA

2022 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section

San Rafael General Plan 2040

2022 Innovation in Green Community Planning, California APA, Central Coast Section

2022 Environmental Analysis Award of Merit, California AEP

San Rafael General Plan 2040 and Downtown San Rafael Precise Plan EIR

2022 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

2022 Sustainability Award: Efficient and Sustainable Land Use, SCAG

Rancho Cucamonga General Plan Update

2022 Sustainability Award Honorable Mention: Efficient and Sustainable Land Use, SCAG

2022 Comprehensive Plan Award of Merit: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Rancho Cucamonga General Plan Update

2022 Economic Planning & Development Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Redondo Beach Artesia & Aviation Corridors Area Plan

2021 Awards

2021 Hard-Won Victory Award, California Chapter APA

2021 Transportation Planning Award, California Chapter APA

2021 Opportunity and Empowerment Award, California Chapter APA

West Athens-Westmont 10-Minute Walk Campaign

2021 Outstanding Planning Document Award, California AEP

2021 Hard-Won Victory Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

2021 Opportunity and Empowerment Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

West Athens-Westmont 10-Minute Walk Campaign

2021 Transportation Planning Award of Merit, California Chapter APA

2021 Hard-Won Victory Award, California APA, Northern Section

2021 Transportation Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

2021 Transportation Planning Award, California APA, Orange County Section

2021 Public Outreach Award of Merit, California APA, Orange County Section

2021 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

2021 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

2020 Awards

2020 Northern California Project of the Year, American Public Works Association, Northern California Chapter

2020 Transportation Project of the Year: $5-$25 Million: American Public Works Association, Northern California Chapter

2020 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Resilient IE

2020 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Placer County Sustainability Plan

2020 Transportation Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Orange Section

OC Active: Orange County’s Bike + Ped Plan

2020 Environmental Resource Document, California AEP

2020 Environmental Analysis Award of Merit, California AEP

2019 Awards

2019 Award for Excellence in Sustainability, National APA, Sustainable Communities Division

2019 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California Chapter APA

2019 Public Outreach Award, California APA, Central Section

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan and EIR

2019 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

2019 Public Outreach Award, California APA, Central Section

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan and EIR

2019 Public Outreach Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

2018 Awards

2018 Outstanding Public Involvement and Education Award, California AEP

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan and EIR

2018 Best Practices Award of Merit, California Chapter APA

2018 Long Range Plan Award, The Waterfront Center

San Francisco Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit

2018 Best Practices Award of Excellence, California APA, Northern Section

2018 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section

Propel Vallejo General Plan 2040

2018 Planning And Health Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Propel Vallejo General Plan 2040

2018 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Los Angeles Section

2018 Best Practices Award of Merit, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Butte County Utility-Scale Solar Guide

2018 Environmental Resource Document Award of Merit, California AEP

Butte County Utility-Scale Solar Guide

2018 Hard-Won Victory Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan Update

2018 Best Practices Award of Merit, California APA, Inland Empire Section

2018 Best Practices Award of Merit, California APA, Orange Section

Laguna Beach Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

2018 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Orange Section

Tustin Legacy Specific Plan

2017 Awards

2017 Sustainability Award: Green Region Initiative, SCAG

2017 Public Outreach Award, California Chapter APA

2017 Urban Design Award, California APA, Northern Section

San Francisco Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit

2017 Sustainability Award: Integrated Planning, SCAG

2017 Outstanding Planning Document Award, California AEP

2017 Sustainability Award: Against All Odds, SCAG

Waterman + Baseline Specific Plan and EIR

2017 Public Outreach Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

2017 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Orange Section

Westminster General Plan Update

2017 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section

San Leandro 2035 General Plan Update

2017 Planning Award of Merit, California Trails & Greenways

San Francisco Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit

2017 Environmental Analysis Document Award of Merit, California AEP

2016 Awards

2016 Outstanding Public Involvement/Education Program Award, California AEP

Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan Update

2016 Marketing & Communications Award of Excellence, California Park & Recreation Society

2016 Award for Hard-Won Victory, California Chapter APA

Vacaville General Plan

2016 Exceptional Urban Forestry Program Award, California Urban Forests Council

2016 Award for Hard-Won Victory, California APA, Northern Section

Vacaville General Plan

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

2016 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Oroville Area Urban Greening Plan

2016 Astounding Urban Forestry Project Award, California Urban Forests Council

Salinas Forest Assessment and Urban Greening Plan

2016 Health Innovations Prize, Center For Civic Policy Leadership

Healthy Montclair

2016 Outstanding Planning Document Award, California AEP

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

Yucaipa General Plan

2016 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section

2016 Environmental Analysis Document Award of Merit, California AEP

Telegraph Ave Mixed-Use Project EIR

2015 Awards

2015 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California Chapter APA

2015 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Orange Section

2015 Implementation Award: Large Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California Chapter APA

2015 Implementation Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section

2015 Communications Initiative Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

2015 Bikeways & Trails Project of the Year Award, American Society Of Civil Engineers, Region 9

2015 Advancing Diversity & Social Change Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Healthy Montclair

2015 Outstanding Environmental Project, Friends of the San Francisco Estuary

Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project EIR

2015 Transportation Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Orange Section

Fullerton College Connector Study

2015 Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Orange Section

La Habra General Plan Update And EIR

2015 Innovative Use of Technology Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Los Angeles County Trails Website: Trails.Lacounty.Gov

2015 Social Media, Websites, and Technology Award Honorable Mention, California Trails & Greenways

Los Angeles County Trails Website: Trails.Lacounty.Gov

2015 Comprehensive Plan: Small Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Benicia Urban Waterfront Enhancement and Master Plan

2015 Public Involvement/Education Award of Merit, California AEP

2014 Awards

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

2014 Excellence in Motion Merit Award, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

2014 Excellence in Media Award, Southern California Public Health Association

2014 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Award, Urban Land Institute

Pasadena Housing Element and Housing Agenda

2014 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Bergamot Station Area Plan

2014 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

City of Menifee Inaugural General Plan

2014 Transportation Planning Award, California APA, Central Section

Newman Non-Motorized Transportation Plan

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

Yucaipa Community Profile

2014 Urban Design Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Ocean Street Area Plan

2014 Environmental Analysis Award of Merit, California AEP

Cordes Ranch EIR

2014 Resource Document Award of Merit, California AEP

Irvine CEQA Guidelines

2013 Awards

2013 Research, Analysis, Planning and Communication Award of Merit, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project EIR

2013 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award of Merit, California Chapter APA

Healthy High Desert Policy Briefs

2013 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Healthy High Desert Policy Briefs

2013 Award for Hard Won Victory, California Chapter APA

San Bernardino TOD Overlay

2013 Hard Won Victory, California APA, Inland Empire Section

San Bernardino TOD Overlay

2013 Sustainability Planning Award, Washington Chapter APA

Tacoma Transfer of Development Rights

2013 Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Date Palm Drive Specific Plan and Streetscape

2013 Planning Implementation: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Highland Base Line Corridor

2013 Compass Blueprint Honorable Mention, SCAG

Highland Base Line Corridor

2013 Compass Blueprint Honorable Mention, SCAG

El Monte General Plan

2013 Grassroots Initiative Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Ravenswood/Four Corners Specific Plan and EIR

2013 Best of the Best Award, ULI, Orange County/Inland Empire Section

WRCOG Sustainability Framework

2013 Compass Blueprint Honorable Mention, SCAG

WRCOG Sustainability Framework

2012 Awards

2012 Outstanding Multi-Jurisdictional Planning Project, South Carolina Chapter, APA

Beaufort Transfer of Development Rights

2012 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Los Angeles Section

El Monte General Plan

2012 Advocacy, Social Change, And Diversity Planning Award, California Chapter APA

Century Villages at Cabrillo Master Plan

2012 Advocacy, Social Change, Diversity Planning Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Century Villages at Cabrillo Master Plan

2012 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Historic Downtown Upland Specific Plan

2012 Media Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Yucca Valley Community Profile

2012 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Healthy Community Environmental Scan

2011 Awards

2018 Outstanding Public Involvement and Education Award, California AEP

Healthy Community Environmental Scan

2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Redlands Transfer of Development Rights Study

2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California Chapter APA

Martial Cottle Park Master Plan

2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, California APA, Northern Section

Martial Cottle Park Master Plan

2011 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Central Section

Ceres Downtown Specific Plan and EIR

2011 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Tracy Sustainability Action Plan

2011 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Butte County General Plan Update

2011 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

Cryer Site Park Design

2010 Awards

2010 Grassroots Initiative Award of Excellence, California Chapter APA

El Monte Community Building Initiative

2010 Award for Best Practice, California Chapter APA

SANDAG Smart Growth Design Guidelines

2010 Planning Excellence Award for Grassroots Initiative, California APA, Los Angeles Section

El Monte Community Building Initiative

2010 Outstanding Planning: Unique Contribution, Utah Chapter APA

Life On State

2010 Compass Blueprint President’s Award for Excellence, SCAG2010 Compass Blueprint President’s Award for Excellence, SCAG

The Ontario Plan

2010 Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

The Ontario Plan

2010 Compass Blueprint Award for Achievement in Livability, SCAG

Rancho Mirage Section 19 Specific Plan

2010 Outstanding Planning Award for Neighborhood Planning, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Rancho Mirage Section 19 Specific Plan

2010 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Orange Section

Santa Ana Housing Element

2010 Transportation Excellence Award, Transportation Agency for Monterey County

West Broadway Urban Village Specific Plan

2010 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Northern Section

West Broadway Urban Village Specific Plan

2010 Award of Excellence, Grand Boulevard Initiative

San Carlos General Plan Update and EIR

2010 Award for Best Practice, California APA, San Diego Section

SANDAG Smart Growth Design Guidelines

2010 Award of Excellence, Grand Boulevard Initiative

El Camino Real/Downtown Vision Plan

2010 Compass Blueprint Regional Collaboration Award

Arrow Highway Multi-Jurisdictional Corridor Planning

2010 Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California Chapter APA

The Ontario Plan

2010 Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

San Carlos General Plan Update and EIR

2010 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Northern Section

Bay Fair BART Station Area Improvement Plan

Pre-2010 Awards

2009 Compass Blueprint Achievement Award in Prosperity, SCAG

Coachella’s South East SOI Sustainability Project

2008 Neighborhood Planning Award, California Chapter APA

California Avenue Master Plan

2009 Neighborhood Planning Award, California Chapter APA

University Hills Specific Plan

2009 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

University Hills Specific Plan

2009 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Arrow Highway Multi-Jurisdictional Corridor Planning

2009 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Southwest Chico Neighborhood Plan

2008 Outstanding Planning Award For Education Project, California APA, Orange Section

Strategic Framework & Priorities Workbook: Little Saigon, Moran and Weststate Streets

2008 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA, Los Angeles Section

Pasadena Housing Element and Housing Agenda

2009 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award of Merit

Tracy General Plan

2008 Grassroots Achievement Award, California Chapter APA

Rooftop Resources Assessment

2008 Advocacy, Social Change, and Diversity Planning Award, California Chapter APA

Strategic Framework & Priorities Workbook: Little Saigon, Moran and Weststate Streets

2008 Neighborhood Planning Award, California APA, Central Section

California Avenue Master Plan

2008 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Sacramento Valley Section

Sacramento Railyards Specific Plan and Design Guidelines

2008 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

Rooftop Resources Assessment

2008 Grassroots Achievement Award, California APA, Northern Section

Rooftop Resources Assessment

2008 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Northern Section

San Leandro BRT Station Area Plan EIR

2008 Focused Issue Planning Award of Merit, California APA Northern Section

Santa Rosa Downtown Station Area Specific Plan

2008 Planning Implementation Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Northern Section

23rd Street Specific Plan

2007 Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction Award of Merit, California Chapter APA

Coachella Entertainment District Vision Plan

2007 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Coachella Entertainment District Vision Plan

2007 Contribution to Women & Families Award, California APA, Northern Section

Alameda County “Early Care And Education For All” Plan

2006 Comprehensive Planning Award: Large Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

General Plan of the Riverside County Integrated Project

2006 Outstanding Planning Outside of Orange County by an Orange County Firm Award of Merit, California APA, Orange Section

General Plan of the Riverside County Integrated Project

2006 Focused Issue Planning Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

Palm Springs Downtown Urban Design Guide

2006 California Downtown Association Crystal Eagle Award For Planning

Palm Springs Downtown Urban Design Guide

2006 Media Award, California APA, Inland Empire Section

WRCOG Video, “Another Step Forward”

2006 Programs, Techniques, and Tools Award, Nevada Chapter APA

Kiley Ranch North Development Handbook

2005 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter

Santa Clara Valley Water Efficient Demonstration Garden

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

Hillsborough Design Guidelines

2004 Outstanding Planning Document, AEP

The Preserve Specific Plan

2003 Comprehensive Planning Award: Small Jurisdiction, California APA, Inland Empire Section

The Preserve Specific Plan

2003 Outstanding Planning Award for Project Outside of Orange County, California APA, Orange Section

The Preserve Specific Plan