Winners and Finalists

King's Cross Station in London (photo by Hufton and Crow)

King's Cross Station in London (photo by Hufton and Crow)

The ULI Global Awards for Excellence recognize projects that provide the best cross-regional lessons in land use practices.



2016 Finalists

Twenty-six extraordinary developments from around the globe have been selected as finalists in ULI’s 2016  Global Awards for Excellence, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. This year’s finalists include two in Asia, six in Europe, and 18 in North America.

  • 345meatpacking
    • New York, New York, United States
    • Developer/Designer: DDG
  • 35XV
    • New York, New York, United States
    • Developer: AGA 15th Street LLC
    • Designer: FXFOWLE
  • Antara
    • Mexico City, Estado de México, Mexico
    • Developer: GSM
    • Designer: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos et al.
  • BBVA Bancomer Operations Center
    • Mexico City, Estado de México, Mexico
    • Developer: BBVA Bancomer
    • Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
  • The Boucicaut Eco-Neighborhood
    • Paris, Ile-de-France, France
    • Developer: Sempariseine;
    • Designer: AUA Paul Chemetov, Jean-Francois Schmit Architectes, et al.
  • Celadon at 9th & Broadway
    • San Diego, California, United States
    • Developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation
    • Designer: SVA Architects and Studio E Architects
  • Chophouse Row
    • Seattle, Washington, United States
    • Developer: Dunn & Hobbes LLC
    • Designer: SKL Architects, Graham Baba Architects, et al.
  • Daniels Spectrum
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Developer: Regent Park Arts Non-Profit Development Corporation (RPAD)
    • Designer: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
  • The Edge
    • Amsterdam, North-Holland, Netherlands
    • Developer: OVG Real Estate
    • Designer: PLP Architecture et al.
  • The Hall
    • San Francisco, California, United States
    • Developers: War Horse and Tidewater Capital
  • Heart of Lake
    • Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
    • Developer: Vanke Real Estate Enterprise;
    • Designer: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, BIAD, and Olin
  • Hong Kong East Community Green Station
    • Hong Kong, China
    • Developer/Designer: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • JTI International Headquarters
    • Geneva, Switzerland
    • Developer: JTI
    • Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
  • Les Docks Village
    • Marseille, Bouches du Rhone, France
    • Developer: Constructa Urban Systems
    • Designer: 5+1AA
  • The Lofts of Washington University
    • University City, Missouri, United States
    • Developer: Washington University
    • Designer: William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc. et al.
  • Markthal
    • Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
    • Developer: Provast
    • Designer: MVRDV/INBO
  • Mr Robinson
    • San Diego, California, United States
    • Developer/Designer: Jonathan Segal Architects
  • Ocean Avenue South
    • Santa Monica, California, United States
    • Developers: Related California et al.
    • Designer: Moore Ruble Yudell, Koning Eizenberg, et al.
  • Old Mill District
    • Bend, Oregon, United States
    • Developer: William Smith Properties Inc.
    • Desigern: Ken Kay Associates, Mayer/Reed, Mackenzie, et al.
  • Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress
    • San Diego, California, United States
    • Developer: Otay-Tijuana Ventures LLC
    • Designer: Stantec Architecture Inc., Legorreta + Legorreta, et al.
  • Ponce City Market
    • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    • Developer: Jamestown
    • Designer: Surber, Barber, Choate & Hertlein et al.
  • Sheridan Station
    • Washington, D.C., United States
    • Developers: WC Smith Union Temple Community Development Corporation, and Jackson Investment Co.
    • Designer: SK+I
  • The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (ACT)
    • San Francisco, California, United States
    • Developer: American Conservatory Theater
    • Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    • San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • Developer: Tobin Center for the Performing Art
    • Designer: LMN Architects with Associate Architect Marmon Mok
  • Vulkan
    • Oslo, Norway
    • Developers: Aspelin Ramm Eiendom AS, Anthon B Nilsen Eiendom AS
    • Designer: LPO arkitekter, Niels Torp arkitekter, and Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter
  • Wynwood Walls
    • Miami, Florida, United States
    • Developer: Goldman Properties
    • Designer: Tony Goldman and Jessica Goldman Srebnick in collaboration with DNB Design Group, Plusurbia, et al.

2015 Winners

Ten real estate developments were selected as winners in the 2015 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition. The winners represented developments from around the world, with five in North America, three in Europe, and two in Asia.

The winners were:

  • 12th Avenue Arts
    • Seattle, Washington, United States
    • Developer: Capitol Hill Housing
    • Designer: SMR Architects
  • Beaugrenelle Commercial Center
    • Paris, Ile de France, France
    • Developer: APSYS
    • Designer: Valode & Pistre Architects
  • City Market at O
    • Washington DC, United States
    • Developer: Roadside Development
    • Designers: Shalom Baranes Associates, Cecconi Simone, Perkins Eastman, JCA Architects, et al
  • Denver Union Station
    • Denver, Colorado, United States
    • Developer: Union Station Neighborhood Company, Trammell Crow Company, and Union Station Alliance
    • Designer: AECOM,  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Hargreaves Associates
  • Devon Energy Center
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • Developer: Devon World Headquarters LLC
    • Designer: Pickard Chilton
  • Jing An Kerry Centre
    • Puxi District, Shanghai, China
    • Developer: Kerry Properties
    • Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • King’s Cross Station
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Developer: Network Rail
    • Designers: John McAslan + Partners
  • St. Joseph’s Campus
    • Oakland, California, United States
    • Developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation
    • Designer: Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP
  • Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li
    • Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
    • Developer: Swire Properties & Sino-Ocean Land
    • Designer: The Oval partnership Ltd, Elena Galli Giallini Ltd and Spawton Architecture, Make Architects.
  • Swedbank Headquarters
    • Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Developer: Humlegården Fastigheter AB
    • Designer: 3XN


Past Winners and Finalists


2016 Schedule

Applications open:
December 1, 2015

Submissions early-bird deadline:
January 22, 2016

Submissions final deadline:
February 22, 2016

Finalists announced:
May 2016

Site visits by jury representatives:
May–August 2016

Winners announced/award ceremony:
Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas, October 25–28, 2016

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2015 Finalists

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