Mill City Museum and Minneapolis Riverfront Take Top Honor Award;
Oakland and East Bay Win Planning Award
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 15, 2004:
The winners of the Waterfront Center's 18th annual "Excellence
on the Waterfront" awards program will be announced at the
Center's annual conference at the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisc., by
jury chairman Alex Lifschutz, director, Lifschutz Davidson, London U.K.
Serving on the 2004 jury were Michael Dawson, director, The River
Alliance, Columbia, S.C.; Sylvia McLaughlin, Waterfront Action,
Berkeley, Calif.; Robert Searns, project development consultant,
Littleton, Colo., and George Stockton, president, Moriyama & Teshima
Planners, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The 12 awards are listed below by category.
Honor Award: Project
Submitted by Thomas A Meyer, principal, Meyer, Scherer &
Rockcastle, Ltd., Minneapolis, and Nina Archbal, director,
Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, (for Mill City
Museum); Charles T. Lutz, deputy director, City of Minneapolis
Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, and
Jon Gurban, interim superintendent, Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board (Riverfront District), Minneapolis, all
- Joint Award to Mill City Museum and Minneapolis Riverfront
District, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Top Honor Award: Planning
Submitted by Kerry Jo Ricketts-Ferris, City of Oakland, and
Jacinta McCann, EDAW Inc., San Francisco (for Oakland); Stephen
Hammond, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC; Ruth Coleman, acting
director, California Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento;
Pat O'Brien, general manager, East Bay Regional Park District,
Oakland, and Brenda Buxton, project manager, California Coastal
Conservancy, Oakland, (for Eastshore), all California.
- Joint Award to Oakland Waterfront Trail, Bay Trail
Feasibility and Design Guidelines, Oakland, and Eastshore
State Park General Plan, San Francisco Bay, both California.
Submitted by the Tain-Tsair Hsu, Tainan City Government and
Prof. Ming-Hung Wang, Department of Architecture, National
Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
- National Anpin Harbor Historic Park, Tainan City, Taiwan,
Republic of China.
Submitted by Mark Rupke, Water and Wastewater Division, City of
Toronto, and Mary McIntyre, architectsAlliance (note: lower case
"a" correct) and Diana Gerrard landscape Architecture.
- Ashbridge Bay Treatment Plant Site Design, Toronto,
Project Honor Award
Category: Environmental Protection and Enhancement
- Northwest Maritime Center "Demonstration Dock,"
Port Townsend, Washington.
Dave Robison, executive director, Northwest Maritime Center,
Port Townsend, Wash., and Craig Curtis, principal, Miller/Hull
Partnership, architects, Seattle, Wash.
Category: Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse
Submitted by John Long, SMWM, and Byron Rhett, Port of San
Francisco, both San Francisco, California.
- The San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco,
- Beerline Neighborhood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
John Vetter, Vetter Denk Architects, and Michael Wisniewski,
Dept. of City Development, both Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Category: Parks, recreation
Submitted by Roger Sabine, parks director, Kent County Parks
Department, Grand Rapids, and Eric Lyons, president, O'Boyle,
Cowell, Blalock & Associates, Kalamazoo, both Michigan.
- Millennium Park Recreation Core, Kent County, Michigan.
Submitted by Michael W. Zilis, Walker Macy Landscape Architects,
Portland, and Jon Nelson, city manager, City of Corvallis, both
- Corvallis Riverfront Commemorative Park, Corvallis,
- Hudson River Park, New York City, New York.
Connie Fishman, president, Hudson River Park Trust, and Han-Padrom
Associates, LLP, both New York, New York.
Submitted by Larry Beasley, co-director of planning, City of
Vancouver, and David Negrin, Concord Pacific Group Inc. both
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- False Creek North/Concord Pacific Place -- Beach,
Roundhouse and Quayside Neighborhoods, Vancouver, British
Named for the citizen's group working on the cleanup of the
Hudson River in New York, this award is for grassroots citizen's
initiatives or other public interest actions.
Nominated by Harris M. Steinberg, executive director, Penn
Praxis, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.
- Penn's Landing Forums, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Alex Lifschutz, Jury Chair
Director, Lifschutz Davidson, London, England
Michael T. Dawson
Director, The River Alliance, Columbia, South Carolina
Waterfront Action and co-founder, Save the Bay, Berkeley, California
President, Moriyama & Teshima Planners, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mill City Museum Assassi
Minneapolis Riverfront District URS
Waterfront Trail illustrations Timothy Wells
Eastshore State Park Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC
Anpin Harbor Historic Park National
Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant
architectsAlliance, Diana Gerrard
Northwest Maritime Center Shelly
San Francisco Ferry Building Richard Barnes
Beerline Neighborhood Vetter Denk Architects
Millennium Park O’Boyle Cowell Blalock & Associates
Corvallis Riverfront Doug Macy
Hudson River Park Luca Vignelli
False Creek North City of Vancouver
Penn’s Landing Forums The Philadelphia Inquirer