To encourage and reward builders, architects, and home owners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into the fabric of Minneapolis neighborhoods.
New for 2015!
The BLEND Award committee is excited to announce two new components to the BLEND Awards!
Best in Show - For the first time, one project will be selected by the judges as "Best in Show" of all BLEND Award recipients! The Best in Show winner will be highlighted on the BLEND webpage and in our outreach and press releases.
EcoBLEND Badge - The EcoBLEND Badge recognizes projects that incorporate eco-friendly design and sustainable building practices - but at a lower threshold than the full-blown EcoBLEND Award. The EcoBLEND Badge is intended to honor projects that not only represent good neighborhood design, but also go above & beyond building code and general expectations regarding the overall environmental 'footprint' of the project. Click here for more on EcoBLEND badge.
Updated BLEND Guidelines - The BLEND Guidelines have been updated and simplified to be more widely applicable city-wide. Check out the updated Guidelines here.
The BLEND Award organization recognizes that redevelopment of the residential parts of the neighborhood is both a given and a positive indicator for the neighborhood. Our goals are to 1) ensure that the redevelopment builds upon the qualities that have made Minneapolis a place where people have chosen to live for so many years, 2) ensure redevelopments respect the privacy, light access, private views of neighboring properties and maintain a human scale, and 3) encourage redevelopment and construction of homes that are diverse and innovative in design but still compatible with the neighborhood.
2015 BLEND Award Sponsors
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2015 Entry Forms
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Past Award Recipients