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May 26, 2014
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May 26, 2014

Westminster Pier Park receives ninth award

New Westminster, BC – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects have announced PWL Landscape Architects as the winner of the Civic Design Projects Award for the design of Westminster Pier Park. The award presentation will take place at the 2014 National Urban Design Award ceremony on May 30, 2014.

“I am very proud of the recognition Westminster Pier Park, the park designers, and our city continue to receive,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “The transformation of this previously underutilized area in our downtown to a beautiful and sustainable green space for our community to gather and play is an achievement worth celebrating.”

This is the ninth award Westminster Pier Park has received for the restoration of the former industrial brownfield located on the waterfront of the City's historic downtown. The development of the park is part of the City’s long-term vision to integrate the waterfront with the downtown core, and to reconnect people to this previously industrialized area of the Fraser River.

The Civic Design Projects Award recognizes urban design and architectural excellence within a municipal context. The Urban Design Awards program has been established to recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to the quality of life in Canadian cities and their sustainability.

For a list of all awards Westminster Pier Park has received to date, visit the City website at




Dean Gibson
Director, Parks, Culture & Recreation
City of New Westminster
604-527-4628 or

Belinda Chan
Communications Design Manager
PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
604-639-3089 or