Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award

The Driehaus Award

Recognizing Today’s Best Form-Based Codes

Excellence in writing and implementation

The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award is presented annually by FBCI with the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. The award recognizes excellence in the writing and implementation of form-based codes. Award winners include codes for corridors, neighborhoods, entire cities and even regions. The winning codes provide good examples for communities to study and learn from in their own efforts to write codes.

View previous award recipients and honorable mentions by searching the Library of Codes, or by browsing recipients and award juries listed by year.

Code Submissions

The submission period has passed for the 2014 Driehaus Awards. Contact FBCI if you’re interested in learning more about submitting a code for consideration in next year’s Driehaus Award.

2014 Driehaus Awards

Honorable Mentions

Cincinnati Form-Based Code


The Jury singled out Cincinnati for an honorable mention as a path-breaking code for applying Form Based Codes city-wide, but in an incremental way, as neighborhoods adopt place-specific codes.  This approach enables a…more

Soledad Downtown Specific Plan


The Soledad Downtown Specific Plan (Plan) provides direction for the City’s historic downtown and adjacent residential areas. It is intended to guide initiatives that capitalize on the City’s unique assets with the overarching…more

Award Jury
Geoff FerrellGeoff Ferrell
(Jury Chair)
Ferrell Madden
Washington, DC
Randall ArendtRandall Arendt, FRTPI
Greener Prospects
Brunswick, ME
Jason BeskeJason Beske, AICP
Principal Urban Designer & Planner
Arlington Co. Planning Div.
Arlington, VA
Joseph KohlJoseph Kohl, CNU-A
Dover, Kohl & Partners
Coral Gables, FL