2021 APA-HI Chapter Awards: Congratulations to the Recipients!

The APA Hawaii Chapter would like to recognize and congratulate the award recipients of our 2021 Chapter Awards Program. These awards were presented at the virtual Hawaiʻi Congress of Planning Officials Conference on October 7, 2021. The annual awards are given to individuals, communities, private organizations, public agencies, and professional planning and design firms whose work exemplifies our profession's highest goals and ideals. A total of 18 award nominations were submitted for the program's 11 award categories. Nominations were reviewed and winners selected by a jury of professional planners from the APA Hawaii Chapter. The Chapter would like to extend a sincere mahalo to jury members for their time and support. Award categories and this year’s recipients are listed below. Congratulations to the awardees!

The award boards for initiatives receiving awards in each award category are available via the links below. Award boards provide a description of the associated initiative and discuss the initiative's merits.   

Grassroots Initiative Special Recognition Award:

Outstanding Planning Award:

Best Practice Award: 

Environmental Planning:

Transportation Planning:

Community-Based Planning:

Economic Development Planning:

Urban Design: 

  • South Shore Promenade by the State of Hawai‘i Office of Planning and the University of Hawaii Community Design Center (Principal Investigator: Judith Stilgenbauer)


Student Project Award:

Cultural/Historic Preservation