Planning & Design

Increasing Access to Biking and Walking Trails for All in Austin, Texas

A robust public/private partnership could further enable a bike trail and pedestrian boardwalk that bridges the lingering cultural divide between the east and west sides of Austin, Texas, a ULI Advisory Services panel said in August.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: 1800 Arch Street (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Located in the heart of Center City in Philadelphia, 1800 Arch Street is a $1.5 billion, 60-story mixed-use tower that is the largest private development project in the history of Pennsylvania. An expansive lobby serves as an indoor public plaza, welcoming visitors with art installations, restaurants, a coffee bar, and outdoor seating. The lobby also provides access to a new, underground concourse, lined with shops and art, connecting commuters and visitors to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Suburban Station.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Empire Stores (Brooklyn, New York)

Empire Stores is in a formerly vacant 19th-century warehouse on New York City’s Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO) waterfront. The warehouse has been a landmark on the waterfront for more than a century and has become part of the urban fabric of the neighborhood.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Cornell Tech Campus • New York, New York

Cornell Tech Campus represents a new model for higher education in the United States. Located on Roosevelt Island in New York City, the campus is designed around the idea that industry and academia should be intertwined instead of siloed. Along with academic buildings, the development includes corporate co-location, offices, a hotel, a residential tower, and conferencing and assembly areas, with space remaining to accommodate future requirements of the program.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Gathering Place (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

    September 5, 2019

    Gathering Place is a new park covering 66.5 acres (26.9 ha) on Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River. It is the largest public park created with private money, funded by $400 million from the George Kaiser Family Foundation through a public/private partnership with the city of Tulsa. The park incorporates the natural landscape into its design, using the river as a central feature and incorporating the natural topography with human-made topographic elements.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Guoco Tower (Singapore)

    Located in Tanjong Pagar, downtown Singapore’s historic Chinatown, Guoco Tower is the tallest tower in the city-state. It is a mixed-use tower that incorporates office space with retail, hospitality, residential, and park space. The tower serves as a connector between the historic Chinatown and the central business district (CBD), with its taller towers closer to the CBD and the shorter hotel tower nearest the historic district. It has spearheaded the creation of the Tanjong Pagar business improvement district to promote the district as a place where people want to live.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: International Market Place (Honolulu, Hawaii)

    International Market Place in Waikiki has been a landmark for nearly 60 years. The re-imagining of the original International Market Place has breathed new life into the beloved development. Today, it is home to shopping, dining, and entertainment, including Hawaii’s first Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Centered on a century-old banyan tree, the new International Market Place was designed with the site’s history and Hawaiian culture in mind.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) • Shanghai, China

    The Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) is a live/work/play/learn neighborhood developed in Shanghai’s Yangpu district. Before KIC, the district was a dilapidated industrial district with a historic stadium.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Lingnan Tiandi (LNTD) Lot 1 (Foshan, Guangdong, China)

    Located in Foshan, Guangdong, China, Lingnan Tiandi (LNTD) Lot 1 is the largest city-core historic preservation project in China. Lot 1 is a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) project at the center of a larger 128-acre (52 ha) development that has revitalized the historic Chancheng District.

  • Eleven Developments Selected as Winners of the 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    The winners, each of which demonstrates a comprehensive level of quality and a forward-looking approach to development and design, include seven projects in the United States, three in Asia, and one in Europe.

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