Honors and Awards

IN THE NEWS: Karen Walz received the American Planning Association – Texas Chapter’s Planning Legend Award November 2017.

2017 Planning Legend Award, American Planning Association – Texas Chapter, 2017.

Honorable Mention: City of Richardson: Main Street/Central Expressway Form Based Code, Greater Dallas Planning Council Urban Design Award, 2015.

The Kessler Award, Dallas Urban Design Award, 2014.

National APA Award for Public Outreach: FastForward, 2012. (SCS contributed to the stakeholder involvement component of this project.)

National APA Award for Innovation in Sustaining Places: North Texas 2050, 2011.

Texas APA Long Range Planning Award: North Texas 2050, 2010.

Honorary Member, AIA Fort Worth, 2008.

CLIDE Award, Public Planning and Policy: Dallas’ Trinity Plans, 2007.

National AIA Honor Award: A Balanced Vision Plan for the Trinity River Corridor, 2007.

Dallas Urban Design Award, Plans: The Trinity Plans, 2006.

Texas Society of Architects Citation of Honor Award: Vision North Texas, 2006.

Texas APA Long-Range Planning Award (honorable mention): City of Fredericksburg, 2006.

AIA Dallas Community Honor Award: Greater Dallas Planning Council, 2006.

AIA Fort Worth President’s Award: Vision North Texas, 2006.

Dallas Urban Design Award, Dream/Study Category: Vision North Texas, 2005.

Texas Chapter, American Planning Association Long Range Planning Award: Vision North Texas, 2005.

CLIDE Award, Raising Public Awareness: D Magazine, “The Trinity: How the River Will Change Dallas Forever”, 2005; awarded to D Magazine.

Special Recognition from the Mayor and City Council, Dallas Texas: Recognizing leadership and contribution to planning and plan implementation in Dallas, 2003.

Honorary Member, AIA Dallas, 2003.

Honorary Member, Texas Society of Architects, 2003.

The Kessler Award, Dallas Urban Design Award (recognition for The Dallas Plan organization), 1999.

Texas Chapter, APA. Project Planning Award: Dallas Biotechnology Strategy, 1998.

Dallas Urban Design Award, Dream/Study Category: The Dallas Plan, 1995.

Texas Chapter, American Planning Association Comprehensive Plan Award: The Dallas Plan, 1995.

Dallas Chapter American Institute of Architects Citation Award: The Dallas Plan, 1995.

Missouri Chapter American Planning Association Award: The Jackson County Master Plan “Strategy for the Future”, 1994.

North Central Texas Section, American Planning Association Merit Award for Strategic Planning: The Town of Sunnyvale, Texas Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, 1993.

Texas Chapter, American Planning Association Merit Award: Land Use Alternatives Model, 1987; awarded to the Comprehensive Planning Division.

National American Planning Association Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning: Horizon 2000 General Plan, 1986; awarded to San Jose Department of Comprehensive Planning.

Kennedy Fellowship: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1983-85.

Commendation from the Mayor and City Council, San Jose California: Recognizing outstanding contributions to planning in San Jose, 1983.