Winners and Finalists

The Lofts of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri - Photo by William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.35XV in New York, New York - Photo by Williams New YorkTobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, California - Photo by Brandon WattsWynwood Walls in Miami, Florida - Photo by Martha CooperCeladon at 9th & Broadway in San Diego, California - Photo by Stephen WhalenLes Docks Village in Marseille, France - Photo by 5 + 1 AAA AgencyAntara in Mexico City, Mexico - Photo by Paul RiveraOld Mill District in Bend Oregon - Photo by Pete AlportVulkan in Oslo, Norway - Photo by Finn Stale FelbergBoucicaut Eco-Neighborhood in Paris, France - Photo by Laurent BonnetMr. Robinson in San Diego, California - Photo by Matthew SegalHeart of Lake in Xiamen, China - Photo by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

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, representing the best in high-quality and responsible development.

The finalists for the 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence are:


  • New York, New York, United States
  • Developer/Designer: DDG


  • New York, New York, United States
  • Developer: AGA 15th Street LLC
  • Designer: FXFOWLE


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Designer: 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/Consultants: ASD; Design 360/ Airspace; Eberly & Associates; Gensler:  S9 Architecture, 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


  • 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

2015 Finalists

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