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.

The NY Upstate Chapter did have a virtual awards event that was able to showcase the award winners.


Best Practice
"Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Placemaking Master Plan and Best Practices Report"
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. and Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC

Best Practice
"Board & Batten"
University at Buffalo
Professor: Kerry Traynor
Students: Nicholas Aja, Nicholas Anto, Sarah Donohue, Joshua Fraass, Ryan Hill, Yingjin Huang, Paul Martucci, Joseph Quinn, Brandon Redmond, Brenna Reilly, Siera Rogers, and Nirupama Stalin

Best Practice
"Manufactured Housing: An Affordable Housing Option for Post-Industrial Cities"
University at Buffalo
Professor: Ernest Sternberg
Students: Sydney Alford, Grace Celik, Erin Engle, Libertad Figuereo, Samual Gallivan, Nicole Hill, David Kelly, Melanie Monroy, Rakshanda Nagaraj, Brennon Thompson, Angelina White, Joshua Wilcox

Best Practice
"Allegheny River Public Access and Recreation Plan"
The City of Olean, Ingalls Planning & Design, and Highland Planning

Comprehensive Planning
"Erie County Parks Master Plan"
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Erie County Department of Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, GreenPlay and Wendel

"Buffalo Green Code Unified Development Ordinance"
The City of Buffalo, Camiros, Fisher Associates, Code Studio, and the UB Regional Institute

Great Places in Upstate New York
"Erie County Tribute Garden
Erie County, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC

Student of Merit
Alexis Duwe
Buffalo State

Michael J. Krasner Memorial Scholarship
Chris Platt
University at Buffalo