Redmond's Design Review Board recognized 25 building projects for their innovative architectural and landscaping design at Tuesday's city council meeting.
All of the projects were built in Redmond between 2004 and 2011. Awards were presented for three levels: Superior Design (the unique and dramatically successful execution of design, siting, and landscaping that is particularly harmonious with the site and community), Outstanding Design (recognizing exceptional architectural contribution) and Honor Design (recognized for the level to which they have elevated the quality of architectural design in the city).
Steven Fischer, a principal planner with the City of Redmond, presented the awards and said all the projects have made a positive contribution to Redmond's landscape.
"These are projects that not only look good on paper but look great in reality," he said.
Some of the recognized projects include new buildings at , and , as well as mixed-use developments like the and .
The Design Review board includes five architecture or design professionals and two Redmond residents. The board's awards program began in 1999 as a way to recognize developments that make a positive impact in the community.