Nominated locations aren't just buildings, but also include parks, community gathering places, entire city blocks and even projects that aren't completed or haven't begun construction.
Started less than a decade ago, the Mayor's Urban Design Awards "celebrate the importance of creative thought, technical proficiency, and the relationship of good urban design to our city's economic health and overall well-being."
The last year awards were given, in 2013, included recognitions of the SIERR Building, Westview Elementary School, the Spokane Falls Community College Music Building renovation and expansion, Riverfront Park's Fountain Cafe and the City Ramp Garage renovation.
Winners of the 2015 awards are to be announced at the end of the month, during the Spokane Arts Awards and costume ball, on Friday, Oct. 30.
Here are the SMUDA People's Choice Awards nominees:
Voting for the People's Choice Award closes on Oct. 23. If you don't want to cast your vote online, in-person ballots are available on level two of River Park Square.