Awards

We Don't Aim to Win Awards,
But We Appreciate the Recognition
Opticos Design awards GreenWorks Santa Fe courtyard housing

Santa Fe Courtyard Housing, winner of the GreenWORKS design competition

  • 2016 National APA Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Achievement Award: Akanda Masterplan and SmartCode, Libreville, Gabon, Africa
  • 2015 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award: Highway as a Main Street, Mono County, California
  • 2015 Texas APA Current Planning Award: CodeNEXT Land Development Code Update, Austin, TX
  • 2015 Hawai’i APA Best Practice Award: South Kaua’i Community Plan and Form-Based Code, Kaua’i, HI
  • 2015 Hawai’i APA Outstanding Planning Award: South Kaua’i Community Plan and Form-Based Code, Kaua’i, HI
  • 2015 CNU Charter Awards — The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town Merit Award: Beaufort County, S.C., Community Development Code
  • 2015 FBCI Driehaus Award: Beaufort County, S.C., Community Development Code
  • 2014 CNU Charter Awards, Grand Prize and Best Planning Tool or Process award winner: Cincinnati Citywide Form-Based Code
    CNU22: The 2014 CNU Charter Awards
  • 2014 Driehaus Form-Based Code Award Honorable Mention for the Cincinnati Citywide Form-Based Code
  • 2014 California APA Award of Merit, Comprehensive Plan – Small Jurisdiction: Petaluma Smart Stations TOD Master Plan and SmartCode, Petaluma, CA
  • 2014 American Planning Association David Burnham Award for Comprehensive Plan: Plan Cincinnati
  • Named to B Lab’s 2013 B Corp Best for the Workers List, honoring the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations in the world that have made a positive impact on their workforce
  • 2013 CNU Charter Award – The Neighborhood, District, and Corridor: Richmond Livable Corridors
  • 2012 Arizona APA Award for Best Ordinance/Regulation/Policy: Flagstaff Zoning Code Update, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2012 National APA Award for Implementation: Contra Costa Center Transit Village, Contra Costa, CA
  • 2011 California APA Award for Implementation: Contra Costa Center Transit Village, Contra Costa, CA
  • 2011 Award of Excellence from the City of Stockton Planning Commission for Cabral Station, Stockton, CA
  • 2011 Arizona APA Award for Public Eduction/Public Participation for Flagstaff Zoning Code Update, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2011 Driehaus Form-Based Code Award, Livermore Citywide Development Code Update: Livermore, CA
  • 2011 CNU Charter Award – The Block, Street, and Building:
    Seaside Town Square and Beachfront Master Plan, Seaside, FL
  • 2011 CNU Charter Award – Honorable Mention: GreenWORKS Courtyard Housing, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2011 Northern California APA Best Practices Award for Richmond Heritage Homes Design Guidelines
  • 2010 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Best Infill, Re-Development or Rehab Site Plan, Hercules Bayfront, Hercules, CA
  • 2009 APA California North Section Neighborhood Planning Award:
    Downtown Benicia Mixed Use Master Plan and Form-Based Code, Benicia, CA
  • Overall Winner of GreenWORKS Design Competition, Santa Fe, NM – January 2009
  • 2008 Driehaus Form-Based Code Award:
    Downtown Benicia Mixed-Use Master Plan and Form-Based Code, Benicia, CA
  • 2007 International Making Cities Livable Mixed-Use Design Award: Livermore Village, Livermore, CA
  • Octavia Boulevard Housing Competition, San Francisco, CA – June 2005
  • Daniel Parolek Named a Knight Fellow – October 18, 2004
  • Finalist in the Seaside 20th Anniversary Competition – April 2001
  • Winner of the [Re]Vision Isla Vista Competition, Isla Vista, CA – December 2000
  • Winner of the Millennium Gate Competition – May 2000
  • Winner of the Housing the Next 10 Million Competition, Modesto, CA – June 1999