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Community Pride Design Awards

Good design is a collaborative effort involving many diverse perspectives including developers, architects, builders and community members. Clark County and the City of Vancouver recognize this effort annually with the Community Pride Design Awards. Since 1996, more than 150 projects have been honored, representing commercial, industrial, residential development, public facilities and restoration efforts.


Six projects were honored at the 2013 Community Pride Design Awards ceremony for their innovative approach to architectural design, community enhancement, historic preservation, public facilities, and sustainable development. Award winners are:

American Legion Post #27 Renovation
Harroun Houses
Henrietta Lacks Health and BioScience High School
Overlook Park
Planet Clark Emerald House
Woodburn Elementary School

Honorable Mentions

Lloyd Auditorium, Washington State School for the Deaf
Share Fromhold Service Center
Thai Orchid

Award ceremony video

American Legion Post #27

American Legion Post #27 Renovation

1554 N.E. 3rd Ave., Camas

A thoughtful renovation of a historically significant building in Camas highlights original exterior and interior design features.

Video

Harroun Houses

Harroun Houses

1010 and 1014 W. 16th St., Vancouver

Two extremely dilapidated homes in downtown Vancouver restored to the original charm and character of the late 1800s.

Video

Henrietta Lacks Health and BioScience High School

Henrietta Lacks Health and BioScience High School

9105 N.E. 9th St., Vancouver

Designed with input from community partners, HeLa High offers specialized education in a well-designed and energy-efficient setting.

Video

Overlook Park

Overlook Park

Southwest corner of Pioneer and Main, Ridgefield

A new park that protects a significant view corridor of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and provides a connection to Ridgefield’s rich history.

Video

Planet Clark Emerald House

Planet Clark Emerald House

9717 N.E. 25th Ave., Vancouver

An affordable home designed and built to the Emerald level of Green Certification by a unique public/private/non-profit partnership.

Video

Woodburn Elementary School


Woodburn Elementary School

2400 N.E. Woodburn Drive, Camas

A highly functional and modern school nestled against a natural backdrop serves as an anchor for a developing area.

Video


2013 Committee Members

Mike Bomar, Southwest Washington Contractors Association
Derek Chisholm, OTAK
Mike Conway, Wallis Engineering
Helen Devery, BERGER/ABAM
Greg Pagel, Clark Public Utilities
Larry Smith, Vancouver City Council
Clark County Community Development
Chuck Crider
Désirée de Monyé
Jim Muir
Marty Snell
City of Vancouver
Larry Vasquez
Greg Turner

 

 
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