LONDON (October 27, 2016)—Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence programme, widely recognised as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programmes. This year’s winners—three in Europe, one in Asia, and seven in North America—were honoured today at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas.
The programme, established in 1979, recognises real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Open to the entire industry (not just ULI members), the awards programme is viewed as the centrerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.
“Cities are about people—the way we interact, get around, and go about our daily routines. Great cities are made of great places that make the urban experience easy and enjoyable,” said awards jury chairman Steve Navarro, executive vice president, CBRE l the Furman Co. in Greenville, South Carolina. “These projects reflect the highest standards of design, construction, economics, planning, and management. But most important: they are improving people’s quality of life.”
The winners (developers and designers in brackets) are:
- The Boucicaut Eco-Neighborhood, Paris, Ile-de-France, France (developer: Sempariseine; design: AUA Paul Chemetov, Jean-Francois Schmit Architectes, et al.)
- Celadon at 9th & Broadway, San Diego, California, United States (developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation; design: SVA Architects, Studio E Architects, et al.)
- Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (developer: the Regent Park Arts Non-Profit Development Corporation [RPAD]: Artscape, Toronto Community Housing. The Daniels Corporation, the Regent Park community; design: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.)
- The Edge, Amsterdam, North-Holland, Netherlands (developer: OVG Real Estate; design: PLP Architecture et al.)
- Hong Kong East Community Green Station, Hong Kong, China (developer/design: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
- Les Docks Village, Marseille, Bouches du Rhone, France (developer: Constructa Urban Systems; design: 5+1AA)
- Ocean Avenue South, Santa Monica, California, United States (developers: Related California et al; design: Moore Ruble Yudell, Koning Eizenberg, et al.)
- Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (developer: Jamestown; design/consultant: ASD; design: 360/Airspace, Eberly & Associates, Gensler, S9 Architecture, et al.)
- The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (ACT), San Francisco, California, United States (developer: American Conservatory Theater; design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, Texas, United States (developer: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; design: LMN Architects with associate architect Marmon Mok)
- Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida, United States (developer: Goldman Properties; design: Tony Goldman and Jessica Goldman Srebnick in collaboration with DNB Design Group, Plusurbia, et al.)
“The Global Awards for Excellence showcase efforts that have both succeeded in pushing ingenuity and exemplifying best practices in land use across the globe,” said Patrick L. Phillips, ULI global chief executive officer. “This year’s winners have demonstrated a committed contribution to responsible real estate development and a dedication to building thriving, liveable communities.”
The award is based on ULI’s guiding principle that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognised and rewarded. ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence recognise the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability. Throughout the programme’s history, all types of projects have been recognised for their excellence, including office, residential, recreational, urban/mixed use, industrial/office park, commercial/retail, new community, rehabilitation, and public projects and programmes.
In addition to Navarro, 2016 awards jury members were Toni Alexander, president and creative director, InterCommunications Inc., Newport Beach, California; Jeff Barber, design leader and principal, Gensler, Washington, D.C.; Terrall Budge, principal and owner, Loci, Salt Lake City, Utah; Lynn Hoffman Carlton, regional director of planning, HOK, Kansas City, Missouri; Ame M. Engelhart, director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Hong Kong; Sophie Henley-Price, principal, Studios Architecture, Paris, France; Lance Josal, president and chief executive officer, Callison RTKL, Dallas, Texas; Roger G. Orf, partner, Apollo Management LLP, London; Alex J. Rose, senior vice president, Continental Development Corporation, El Segundo, California; Wendy Rowden, president, 42nd Street Development Corp., New York, New York; and Rebecca Stone, managing principal, OZ Architecture, Denver, Colorado.
NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Upon request, high-resolution images of the 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence winners and finalists are available to credentialed members of the press. For more information about ULI’s Awards for Excellence programme and previous winners, visit the Global Awards for Excellence page.
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