Annual Community Pride Design Awards Nov. 10

Downtown Vancouver's new community library

Six projects will be honored for their innovative approach to historic restoration, sustainability, community enhancement, public facilities and commercial development during the 2011 Community Pride Design Awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10. Two honorable mentions also will be presented. The free public event will be held in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will start at 3 p.m.

The Community Pride Design Awards were established in 1996 by several local public and private organizations as a way to recognize buildings, development and civic improvements that have had a positive impact on the community. The program honors developers, builders and the community for helping make Clark County a great place to live and work, both now and in the future. More information is available at www.clark.wa.gov/development/about/cpda.html.

2011 award winners are as follows: The Artillery Barracks at Fort Vancouver, 600 E. Hatheway Rd., Vancouver; Hayes Freedom High School, 1919 N.E. Ione St., Camas; McCallister Village, 2155 W. Firestone Ln., Vancouver; Oliva Family Early Learning Center, 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way, Vancouver; Sigma Design, 1714 Broadway St., Vancouver; and the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Honorable mentions include Columbia Springs Cordwood Classroom, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Hwy., Vancouver; and Gateway Garden Apartments, 4300 Addy St., Washougal.