The WNY APA recognizes the great planning work taking place by our members through an annual Awards Program. We are the only Section in the New York Upstate APA Chapter with an awards program! Nominations are accepted during the early months of each year, and winners are honored at an Awards Dinner/Ceremony held each May. The Awards Committee is chaired by the Past Director of WNY APA who serves as a non-voting member; other committee members are volunteers.

A huge thank you to everyone that came out to the 2016 WNY APA Annual Meeting and Awards event at Resurgence!!! We had a record 85 people attend, we drank and ate delicious things, and everyone got to learn about and honor some of the best projects happening in the region right now. We hope you liked the reinvented and more casual venue and welcome any feedback you have! Pictures of the event are below!



Comprehensive Planning Award

"Oswegatchie River Blueway Trail Management Plan"
Empire State Development, City of Ogdensburg, Oswegatchie River Communities, peter j. smith, Aubertine and Currier 

Best Practice Award
"NFTA Access Enhancement Study for Canalside & Cobblestone Districts
NFTA, GBNRTC, Empire State Development, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Planning Implementation Award
"The Ohio Street Road Diet: Building a Complete Street"
City of Buffalo DPW, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Wendel Companies

Public Outreach Award
"The Stella Niagara Reserve Vision Plan
Western New York Land Conservancy

Outstanding Student Project
"Revitalizing Bailey-Genesee Neighborhood: Alternative Places for Buffalo's East Side"
University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Studio

Outstanding Student Project - Honorable Mention
"Through The Tracks of Time: Uncovering Buffalo's Belt Line as a Cultural Landscape
University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Studio

Student of Merit Award
Sarah Gatti 
Buffalo State College

Michael J. Krasner Memorial Scholarship Award
Michael E. Tuzzo V
University at Buffalo

AICP Excellence Award
Nathan Aldrich
University at Buffalo