ULI 2015 Global Awards for Excellence Finalists Announced

Winners to Be Honored October 5–8 at ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco

For more information, contact: Robert Krueger at 202-624-7086.

WASHINGTON (June 17, 2015) — Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists represent developments from around the globe, including six in Asia, five in Europe, and 11 in North America.

Award finalists advance to the final stage of the competition, with a group of winners to be announced in October at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The winning projects will be selected by an international jury of ULI members representing a multidisciplinary collection of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, design, and other professional services.

“This year’s finalists were selected from an impressive group of international submissions that have each added value to their larger community,” said jury chair Michael Covarrubias, chairman and chief executive officer of TMG Partners in San Francisco, California. “This diverse group of projects illustrates how the intersection of financial feasibility, design, and a vision for comprehensive development define essential qualities of life in the neighborhoods and areas they serve.”

The finalists (developers and designers in parentheses) are:

  • 12th Avenue Arts, Seattle, Washington, United States (developer: Capitol Hill Housing; designer: SMR Architects)
  • 41 Bond, New York, New York, United States (developer/designer: DDG)
  • Beaugrenelle, Ile-de-France, Paris, France (developer: APSYS; designer: Valode & Pistre Architects)
  • The Boucicaut Eco-Neighborhood, Ile-de-France, Paris, France (developer: Sempariseine; designers: AUA Paul Chemetov, Jean-François Schmit Architectes, et al.)
  • The Breeze BSD City, Tangerang City, Banten Province, Indonesia (developer: PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk. [member of Sinarmas Land]; designer: Jerde & Arcadia)
  • City Market at O, Washington, D.C., United States (developer: Roadside Development; designers: Shalom Baranes Associates et al.)
  • Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado, United States (developers: Union Station Neighborhood Company, Trammell Crow Company, and Union Station Alliance); designers: AECOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Hargreaves Associates)
  • Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States (developer: Devon World Headquarters LLC; designer: Pickard Chilton)
  • Global Trade Square, Hong Kong, China (developers: Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. and Hip Shing Hong Co. Ltd.; designer: Lu Tang Lai Architect Limited)
  • 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)
  • Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), Shanghai, China (developer: Shui On Land; designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
  • Monroe Street Market, Washington, D.C., United States (developer: Bozzuto Development Company; designers: Torti Gallas and Maurice Walters)
  • One Workplace Conversion, Santa Clara, California, United States (developer: Prologis Inc.; designer: Design Blitz)
  • Plaza Singapura, Singapore (developer: CapitaMall Trust; designers: Benoy, RSP, MERO)
  • Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China (developers: Swire Properties and Sino-Ocean Land; designer: The Oval partnership Ltd.)
  • Sofia Lofts, San Diego, California, United States (developer: Nakhshab Development & Design Inc.; designer: Soheil Nakhshab)
  • St. Joseph’s Campus, Oakland, California, United States (developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation; designer: Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP)
  • Storrs Center, Storrs, Connecticut, United States (developers: LeylandAlliance LLC and EdR; designers: UDA, Newman, andBL)
  • Swedbank Headquarters, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Sweden (developer: Humlegården Fastigheter AB; designer: 3XN)
  • Transforming a Neighbourhood: Mayfair, London, London, United Kingdom (developer: Grosvenor Britain & Ireland; designers: Latitude, ESA, HOK, and Flanagan Lawrence)
  • Vera Haile Senior Housing/St. Anthony’s Dining Room, San Francisco, California, United States (developers: Mercy Housing California and St. Anthony Foundation; designer: HKIT Architects)

The competition, established in 1979, recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management.  The program, open to the entire industry (not just to ULI members), is viewed as the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.

The competition is part of the Institute’s Awards for Excellence program, which is based on ULI’s guiding principle that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. ULI’s Awards for Excellence recognize 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 program’s history, all types of projects have been recognized for their excellence, including office, residential, recreational, urban/mixed use, industrial/office park, commercial/retail, new community, rehabilitation, and public projects and programs.

In addition to jury chairman Covarrubias, other 2015 awards jury members include: jury vice chair M. Leanne Lachman, president, Lachman Associates, New York, New York; Terrall Vern Budge, principal, Loci, Salt Lake City, Utah; Dr. Sujata S. Govada, managing director, UDP International, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Jason Hellendrung, principal, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts; Sophie Henley-Price, managing director, STUDIOS, Paris, France; Lance K. Josal, chief executive officer, Callison RTKL, Dallas, Texas; Jeff Kingsbury, managing principal, Greenstreet Ltd., Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacinta McCann, executive vice president, AECOM, San Francisco, California; Steve Navarro, executive vice president, CBRE, Greenville, South Carolina; and Trini M. Rodriguez, principal, ParkerRodriguez Inc., Alexandria, Virginia.

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: High-resolution photos of the 2015 ULI Global Awards for Excellence finalists will be made available to credentialed members of the press upon request. For more information about ULI’s Awards for Excellence program and previous winners, visit the Global Awards for Excellence competition page.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 34,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.