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2021 Design Awards – Call for Entries

It’s that time of year again! The Westside Urban Forum is now accepting submissions for its annual Design Awards. We are looking to honor projects, programs, policies, and academic studies that demonstrate excellence in city making and community building. Find more information and all of the details for submitting your project in the official Call for Entries link below. Winners will be announced at our virtual Westside Prize event in June.
More details to come.

Download the official Call for Entries HERE


Pay the Entry Fee HERE

Complete the Online Submission Form HERE


April 16th, 2021
5:00 PM



Dear Friends, 
We hope this note finds you well and healthy in whichever corner of Los Angeles you may be. Needless to say, the coronavirus crisis has touched everyone's lives. Those of us who love working on, talking about, and thriving in the built environment have surely felt the quietness on our streets and the desolation of our businesses in particularly profound ways. 
May we all emerge from this stronger and ever more dedicated to building our great city. 
Though we have of course suspended our monthly in-person breakfasts, we are pleased to report that our programming will continue on in the virtual space, with our signature panel discussions and a host of other exciting events, as detailed below.
Online Programming
While we cannot share breakfast burritos and break bread together, we remain dedicated to informing and inspiring our WUF community, so we are continuing on with our monthly panel discussions, online in the virtual space until further notice. The standard date and time for these panels will be 12pm on the second Wednesday of each month, though exact dates and times may vary, so please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Thank-Yous to Sponsors & Friends

Since we cannot thank them in person, we want to extend special appreciation to our sponsors: ARC Document Solutions; Akerman; Crain & Associates; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Gensler; Helms Bakery District; HKS; Jerde; Louis Poulsen; Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips; Walter N. Marks, Inc. As well, we are pleased to lend our support to our wonderful caterer, Jennie Cooks Catering. Jennie and her team are still cooking up a storm and have meals for pickup. 
Thank you, as always, for your support of WUF and for your dedication to the Westside. We hope you and your families are well and looking out for each other, and we look forward to seeing you – online for now, and in-person in the not-too-distant future!
Westside Urban Forum Board of Directors 





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