The Waterfront Center
31st Annual Excellence on the Waterfront

Mini-Conference, Awards Ceremony and Reception
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:30 – 7:00 p.m.
The Churchill Hotel
1914 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Sign up to attend HERE

Sign up as a supporter HERE

Churchill Hotel

HOTEL. Rooms have been blocked at the hotel. The cut-off date is August 20 to secure the special rate. 
Make your own reservations by calling 202 797 2000 and mention the Waterfront Center.
Our contact is Stevie Barbee. 
RATES: $159 for single/double; $179 for Junior Suite. 

Friday afternoon attendees at the mini-conference will hear presentations by the 2018 award winners. The winners will be announced on the Center’s web site in August and the list of speakers posted. They will receive their awards and be feted at a champagne reception at 6:00 p.m. Donna Walcavage, principal, Stantec, New York, New York, this year’s jury chair, will preside. Fee will include conference attendance and the reception.

Gala Dinner Honoring the 2018 Winners

7:30 p.m.
2101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

2101 Connecticut Avenue

The Optional Gala Dinner, always a convivial evening will include a delicious multi-course meal with wine and champagne toasts. The venue is very short walk from the hotel.



Application Details HERE

2018 Yuma Conference Presentations Posted HERE

Excellence on the Waterfront Awards Search Engine HERE

Waterfronts Reborn A Documentary Film

See the trailer HERE

    On May 20-22, 2016 the Center co-directors, Ann Breen and Dick Rigby, joined Jonathan Dann, the executive producer of the film met up in Houston, Texas to begin shooting the trailer for a planned hour-long documentary on the waterfront phenomenon of the last 35+ years. The 10-minute trailer will set the stage for the fuller story and focuses on the Buffalo Bayou as a mini-case study.. Read more about it HERE


2016 Winners of the Waterfront Center Excellence on the Waterfront Awards are now in the search database.

 Go HERE and enter 2016 into the search box



Images and information about winners of the Waterfront Center's excellence on the waterfront awards program can be found in a searchable database. Guidelines to the search engine's use can be found HERE and the page to enter queries can be found HERE 

 Top Honor Award Winners

    Since 1987 the Waterfront Center has given awards to waterfront projects of outstanding excellence. The pictures below show the top honor award winners of the last ten years.  
For more information click "Conference" and "Awards". Click pictures below for more on award winners.




A Tribute to Ann Breen

In the River Action Inc. Eddy Magazine