The City of Vancouver is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Urban Design Awards, which celebrate projects that demonstrate excellence in architecture and design and contribute to creating a vibrant, livable city. Entries are now being accepted in the following categories: · Residential buildings – small, medium or large scale · Commercial buildings · Government and institutional buildings · Urban elements · Innovation · Outstanding sustainable design · Landscape, public space and infrastructure To be eligible for the Urban Design Awards, projects must be located within the city of Vancouver; completed (with an occupancy permit) after January 1, 2012; entered by the project owner or a project team member; and not have previously won a City of Vancouver Urban Design Award. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2016. To submit a project or for more information visit vancouver.ca/design-awards. The awards will be selected by an independent jury and recipients will be honoured at a ceremony in May 2016. The Vancouver Urban Design Awards were first presented in 2014, and are presented every other year to recognize entries and winners.