Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates (TSW) has received the prestigious Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) in recognition of its Glenwood Park project. This award program recognizes the best practices in New Urbanism, which emphasizes urban design and integration with the environment.
Unlike most architecture awards, the Charter Awards consider the context of surrounding areas and how plans and projects improve the human experience of neighborhoods and regions. Glenwood Park was recognized in the “Neighborhood, District, and Corridor Category,” a first for any neighborhood in Georgia.
Glenwood Park is a mixed-use development located between Grant Park and East Atlanta. It was designed to exemplify an alternative to conventional suburban developments with walkable streets, mixed-use centers, and a variety of housing options. The project incorporates the principles of New Urbanism, including pedestrian-friendly designs, energy efficiency, and the best elements of architecture.
The project has received numerous other accolades, including the Community of the Year award from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Outstanding Community award from the Georgia Urban Forest Council. Charles Brewer, the developer behind Glenwood Park, was named Best Real Estate Developer by Creative Loafing and 2004 Distinguished Conservationist of the Year by The Georgia Conservancy.
TSW’s success with Glenwood Park has put it at the forefront of urban design and planning, leading to further recognition and project opportunities. The firm has been selected for several planning projects, including the redevelopment plans for downtown Woodstock and the Highway 278 LCI Corridor Study in Covington, Georgia.
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)
CNU Charter Award Detailed Write-up – Page 1 (205 K) and Page 2 (222 K)
CNU Charter Award Project Summary
TSW Featured Project: Glenwood Park
Glenwood Park Receives Distinguished Award
To see a list of other awards TSW has won click here.