The B.L.E.N.D. Award Committee is issuing a call for submissions for the fourth annual B.L.E.N.D. Award, which recognizes builders, architects, designers, and property owners whose projects respect existing neighborhood design aesthetics. The B.L.E.N.D. Award is proudly sponsored by Fulton Neighborhood Association, Armatage Neighborhood Association, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association, Kenny Neighborhood Association and Linden Hills Neighborhood Council.
In 2009, six projects were selected for recognition. If your remodel, addition, or new home was completed within the last five years and you live in one of the participating neighborhoods, please consider submitting your project this year. The submission deadline is Fri., July 30, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.
Eligible projects include new buildings , exterior remodels, renovations or additions to existing buildings, and landscape projects that have been completed since July 1, 2005. Projects must be located within the boundaries of the participating southwest neighborhoods. A jury of design professionals and neighborhood residents will select projects to be awarded. An award ceremony and media release is scheduled to correspond with the FNA Annual Meeting on Oct. 13, 2010, at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410.
B.L.E.N.D. stands for Buildings and Landscapes Enhancing the Neighborhood through Design. “The name and the award represent the residents’ recognition of interest in their neighborhood and encouragement of progress while balancing a need for compatibility with existing residences,” said Phil Rader, AIA, an architect on the Fulton Neighborhood Association’s Zoning Committee and founding member of the B.L.E.N.D. Award Committee.
Details of participating neighborhoods, project categories, mailing instructions, eligibility, and submission guidelines can be found on the B.L.E.N.D. Award website, www.blendaward.org, or by contacting Phil Rader, firstname.lastname@example.org.