The Seattle Design Commission has announced the winners of the Commission’s Design Excellence Awards. Four winning projects were selected from the many public buildings, parks, open spaces, infrastructure projects and vision plans that were reviewed by the Seattle Design Commission between 2011 and 2013. The winning projects were chosen because they promote the mission and exemplify the values of the Design Commission: inspired design, contextual integration, innovative environmental sensitivity, social inclusion, exemplary partnerships, effective investment, and impeccable execution. In addition to the four award winners, three honorable mentions were also presented. The three projects singled out for an honorable mention were executed at a high level, providing important lessons and tools for future public projects to consider. Winners were recognized at an awards ceremony on June 26, 2014.