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Sir Walter Raleigh Award Winners

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About the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Commercial Community Impact Landscape Design Public Facilities Public Spaces Rehabilitation and Historic Preservation Residential

About the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards

The City of Raleigh Appearance Commission hosted its 39th annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance on April 13, 2022. Join us in celebrating the 2021 award winners!


Trophy on Morgan after business expansion in 2021

2021 Award Winner: Trophy Brewing and Pizza

Awards in this category are presented for all types of new retail, office construction, or adaptive use and may include industrial, warehouse, or corporate projects that have a positive impact on the city's visual environment.


Community Impact

2021 Award Winners:

  • Bailey Drive Gateway at Walnut Creek Wetland Park
  • Gretchen SedarisCity Horticulturist

Awards in this category are given to groups or individuals who have created and implemented projects of any scale that enrich the quality of life in Raleigh through design.

A man and child look at a piece of artwork in green grass at Bailey Drive Gateway at Walnut Creek Wetland Center.

Gretchen Sedaris

Landscape Design

2021 Award Winners: 

  • Bloc(83) Tower 2
  • Fitts-Woolard Hall

Awards in this category are for projects that exemplify an integrated approach to resource conservation, respect for existing features of the site, and/or significantly preserve Raleigh's natural features and trees, including exemplary design of utilitarian site elements transformed into public amenities.

Fitts-Woolard Building - Winner of the Landscape Design award in 2021.

Winner of the Landscape Design award in 2021.

Public Facilities

A zoomed out picture of the new Steve Troxler Ag Science Center

2021 Award Winner: Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center

Awards in this category are for local, state, and federal projects including office, and transportation-related facilities.


Public Spaces

John Chavis Memorial Park playground.

2021 Award Winner: John Chavis Memorial Park (also awarded the Jury’s Choice Award) 

Awards in this category are given for projects which enhance the appearance and livability of public areas of the city, including parks, streets, neighborhoods, and churches.


Rehabilitation and Historic Preservation

Interior picture of a living room at Heights House.

2021 Award Winner: Heights House (Montfort Hall)

Awards in this category are given for the preservation or rehabilitation of existing buildings, especially Raleigh's historic resources.



Streetscape of The Saint townhomes on St. Mary's Street in Raleigh.

2021 Award Winner: The Saint

Awards for this category are given for new residential development, conversion to residential use, or improvement made to existing residential areas.


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