ObD Honors

Omaha by Design and its founding director, Connie Spellman, have been honored for work in the urban design and environmental arenas.


Environmental Education Award
Keep Omaha Beautiful


Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan
American Planning Association, Nebraska Chapter
The Environment Omaha Plan


American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award
Great Plains Chapter
Mindmixer, Communications Category

Regional Service Award
Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
Omaha by Design

Distinguished Commitment to Architecture
Architectural Foundation of Nebraska
Connie Spellman

Distinguished Leadership Award for a Planning Advocate
American Planning Association, Nebraska Chapter
Connie Spellman


Outstanding Planning Award for Implementation
American Planning Association, Nebraska Chapter
Omaha by Design

Silver Winner – Seventh Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards
Environment Omaha and Mint Design Group
Outdoor transit/billboard – What can you do?


Urban Planning Today
A Harvard Design Magazine Reader
Omaha by Design – All of It: New Prospects in Urban Planning and Design