To encourage and reward builders, architects, and home owners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into the fabric of Minneapolis neighborhoods.
There is no project too small nor too big to BLEND! Whether it’s an addition, new construction, new/redone outbuilding, landscape project, exterior facelift, or something else – residential or commercial – any project (regardless of cost) can BLEND!
SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 BLEND AWARD ARE NOW CLOSED!
Deadline for completion was Friday, July 28 at 5 pm.
Thank you to all those who submitted projects!
Mark your calendars now!
BLEND Awards Ceremony
Monday, September 25, 2017; 7-9 pm
Fulton Brewery & Tap Room; 414 N 6th Ave, Mpls
Keynote Speaker: Denis Gardner, MN State Historic Preservation Office
Join us for the live announcement of 2017 BLEND & EcoBLEND Award Recipients! It will be, as always, a fun night honoring the work of builders & architects doing great work to blend their projects into our Minneapolis neighborhoods.
We are thrilled to have Dennis Gardner of MN State Historic Preservation Office as our keynote speaker. Mr. Gardner is the author of the forthcoming book, Our Minnesota State Capitol: from Groundbreaking through Restoration, and will speak about the history of this remarkable public building. With insider stories and historical photos, we are all sure to learn something about this grand architectural center of civic action, and how the building itself represents who we all are as Minnesotans.
Food is provided and Fulton beer is available for purchase.
DON'T FORGET TO RSVP for BLEND AWARDS CEREMONY!
Click here to RSVP for 2017 BLEND Awards Ceremony.
Please note: An advance RSVP is not required to attend the ceremony, but only winning projects with a representative PRESENT will be announced live at the ceremony. (All winning projects will be a included on the BLEND website & press release.)
New for 2017!
Nominate your Neighbor!
Do you know of a project or property that is BLEND-worthy? Let us know about it! We will send them a postcard and encourage them to submit the project for consideration of a 2017 BLEND Award! See more details here!
Emphasis on small projects!
You don't have to have do a whole house re-model, or a new house or spend loads of money to be a BLEND winner! A porch addition, a new entry, and even a garage have received BLEND Awards in the past. In 2017, there will be special emphasis on small projects that improve a property and BLEND with the existing fabric of the neighborhood. Be sure to submit projects of all sizes!!
Submissions for 2017 BLEND Award are OPEN!
2017 BLEND & EcoBLEND Award Sponsors
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2017 Submission Forms
For details on the 2017 submission process, including guidelines & forms to assist in preparing for electronic submission, click here.
Past Award Recipients