2022 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards | Honoring Toni L. Griffin

By Center / Architecture + Design (other events)

Thursday, March 24 2022 5:30 PM 8:30 PM EDT

Join us in honoring Toni L. Griffin the recipient of the Center for Architecture and Design's 2022 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards. Toni L. Griffin is founder of urbanAC LLC, a New York based planning and design management practice that works with public, private and nonprofit partnerships to reimagine, reshape and rebuild just cities and communities. She successfully collaborated with several major U.S. cities on the cusp of just social and economic recovery, cities which included, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Memphis, and Detroit. Ms. Griffin is also a Professor in Practice of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and she is founder and director of the Just City Lab, an applied research platform that investigates the ways design can have a positive impact on addressing the conditions of injustice in cities.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception for all in attendance.

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winner before the ceremony at 5:30 PM for our VIP Reception which features hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and music. In attendance will be Toni Griffin, local dignitaries, and our built-environment focused sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM | Coffee + Dessert Reception

College students can attend for only $10
High School students can attend for FREE
*email a photo of your VALID Student ID to [email protected] for discount code

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this year's in-person Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards. Please indicate your vaccination status during registration, and come to the event prepared to show proof of vaccination via one of the following three options: (1) Vaccine Passport via third party app (CrowdPass, CLEAR, etc.), (2) CDC Vaccination Card, or (3) a photo of your CDC Vaccination Card. 


About The Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards
Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia’s iconic 20th century city planner, Edmund N. Bacon [1910-2005], the Center for Architecture and Design's annual award honors both professionals and students whose work epitomize excellence in urban design. Each year, a professional who has made significant contributions to the field of urban planning - through conviction of vision, effective communication, and commitment to improving their community - is selected to receive the Edmund N. Bacon Award. 

Learn More About Edmund N. Bacon


As this event is a fundraiser, tickets are non-refundable, but they MAY be transferred to third parties.

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