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Richmond calls for Lulu Awards submissions

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:22 PST, Tue January 18, 2022

Last Updated: 11:47 PST, Tue January 18, 2022

The City of Richmond is seeking submissions for the Lulu Awards, its urban design excellence awards program which takes place every four years. Submissions are being accepted until Feb. 28 and the awards will be announced in the fall.

The Lulu Awards recognize, celebrate and inspire excellence in urban design in the city. Design awards will be granted for exceptional projects that represent visionary thinking and ‘raise the bar’ for design excellence. 

This year, there are 11 categories that submissions may fall under:


1. Residential (single-family, coach house or duplex, including innovative renovations)

2. Residential (townhouse)

3. Residential and Mixed-use (mid rise)

4. Residential and Mixed-use (high rise)

5. Commercial

6. Industrial

7. Public and Institutional Buildings

Open Space:

8. Public and Institutional Open Space

9. Landscape Innovation

10. Ecological Design and Innovation

11. Universal Design and Innovation

Private and public sector projects are eligible for an urban design award if they have been approved and completed up to five years prior to the awards year. Submissions for awards can be submitted by a project owner, a member of the team that is associated with the project, or a member of the general public.   

Submissions must be received by the city by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. All entries must meet submission requirements.

For more information on the Lulu Awards for urban design, including the submission requirements and entry forms, visit

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