Building a town requires plans, approvals, materials, and design.   Designing a great community requires vision, the expertise of Architects, Engineers, Planners and more working together in creating something that will not only house families but, improves their quality of life.  A key characteristic of a great community is that it involves both form and function, balancing beauty with convenience; safe, useful, inviting, and aesthetically pleasing.

As we move through our daily lives, we notice how appealing a community is as we pass by.  Over time, as we live and work in a community, over time, the things that drew us to live there, become engrained in our existence. They quietly shape who we are and how we live. 

2019 celebrates The 27th Annual Seaside Prize.  Each year this event recognizes individuals and organizations who through design, have changed the way we live. Prize winners are thought leaders in concepts, quality, and character of their industry and considered leaders of Contemporary Urban Development and Education, who have made their vision a reality; and ultimately our lives better.  

Recipients of the “Prize” influence how towns and cities are built. They challenge our thinking about promoting diversity, walkability, sustainability, livability and quality of life. From young to old, Where we live is at the core of How we live.

Each February visionaries convene in Seaside Florida to honor the best of the best in their field.  Attendees enjoy a weekend of Symposia, Continuing Education Courses, and Receptions; culminating in the Awards Dinner on Saturday Evening.

Join Us for a weekend of fun, food and design, as we celebrate the visionaries and thought leaders who help to shape our lives through the communities they design.

The 2019 Prize Recipients!

Tom Christ of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Richard M.Gibbs of New Roads, LA; John Massengale of New York City; Derek Smith; Charles Warren are the 2019 Seaside Prize ™ recipients and have left their indelible mark on our lives throughout the world. Their work is honored at 2019 Seaside Prize. To register or sponsor just click the buttons below. 

What you can expect:


Key Note Speaker

Scott Merrill

Paella Dinner & Wine-45 Central

Book Signing


CE Qualifying Lectures from the Winners

Panel Discussion

Awards Ceremony

Celebration Dinner Catered by Townsend


Urbuanism Tour by John Massengale

Brunch Hosted at Bud and Alley’s

Schedule of Events