The Grow Smart Awards were established in 2005 to recognize exemplary efforts in planning and development that help create great places to live. Award winners illustrate smart growth principles in a variety of ways. Winners are selected by a jury of community leaders and industry professionals. Jury members are selected based on an illustration of solid knowledge of smart growth principles.
We hold the annual awards program in the fall of each year to recognize awarded projects.
Awarded projects and plans are plotted on the map above.
- To see a key of the icons, click on the icon in the upper left corner next to the map title.
- Zoom into an area to see all of the projects as they overlap when zoomed out.
- Clicking on an icon will give you more information about each, and a link to more information on our website.
- You can also browse the awards through the following links:
Charles Hummel Award
The Charles Hummel Award is an award given by the Idaho Smart Growth Board of Directors to leaders who have exemplified dedication to and implementation of smart growth principles in their careers and lives, reflecting a respect for place as well as for design and function.
Prior to the establishment of the Charles Hummel Award, Idaho Smart Growth staff and board gave out the President’s award to a project or person exemplifying smart growth principles as part of the Grow Smart Awards.
Pictured left to right from the 2018 Grow Smart Awards: Stan Cole of Cole Architects, with the award for 523 W Main St, Carl Miller of COMPASS, with the award for Moneyball for MPOs, Patrick Boel of Local Construct, with the award for the Watercooler, Dan Price of Mountain West Bank, with the award for this 16th & State St branch, Dexter Ball of Twin Falls URA, with the award for Twin Falls Main Avenue, David Corcoran of ACHD, with the award for the Leadville Bikeway, Mayor Evans of City of Garden City, Adrienne Lane Martin of erstad ARCHITECTS, with the award for the Alturas Academy building, Pam Beaumont of Garden City URA, with the award for the Garden City Artisans Wayfinding, Doug Fowler – recipient of this year’s Charles Hummel Award, Doug Woodruff of CCDC, with the award for the Grove Plaze and Fire Chief Dennis Doan of Boise Fire Department, with the award for Fire Stations 8 and 4.
2019 Grow Smart Awards
The 2019 Grow Smart Awards event will be held in November. We will begin accepting nominations for 2019 in the spring. Join our mailing list to stay updated.