Ten developments from across North America have been selected as winners of the 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence. Two additional projects from the United States received special mentions.
The Institute began the Awards for Excellence program in 1979 to recognize superior development efforts in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the land use profession and encompass a wide range of land uses, sizes, investments, and geographic locations.
The winners of the ULI Americas Awards for Excellence become finalists for the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, competing against projects from Europe and Asia. The Institute will announce the winners of the Global Awards ahead of the 2022 ULI Fall Meeting in October in Dallas.
This year, 68 projects and programs from across the Americas region were submitted for the competition. From this impressive field, the 11-member jury composed of development, finance, planning, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture experts selected 21 finalists. After speaking with the teams behind these projects and visiting all of them, the jury chose the 10 winners.
The public can view the winners, finalists, and submissions at the 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence gallery.
The 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence winners are:
- EPIC – Hollywood, California
- Essex Crossing – New York City
- Homekey LifeMoves | Mountain View – Mountain View, California
- HopeWorks Station North – Everett, Washington
- Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park – Edmonton, Alberta
- Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters – Portland, Oregon
- PopCourts! – Chicago
- Pete Pier™ – St. Petersburg, Florida
- Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library – Chicago
- Truax Lofts – San Diego
Two additional projects received special mentions:
- Helios Education Campus – Phoenix
- Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza – Carmel, Indiana
The awards are open to projects and programs in the ULI Americas region that are substantially complete, financially viable, and in stable operation. The program evaluates submissions on overall excellence, including achievements in marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability, among others.
In addition to an open category, which recognizes all product types, the categories for this year’s awards included Equitable Development, Low-Carbon Development, Resilient Development, Small-Scale Development, and Urban Open Space.
The following projects received recognition in these categories:
- Equitable Development – Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park
- Equitable Development – Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters
- Low-Carbon Development – HopeWorks Station North
- Small-Scale Development – Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library
- Small-Scale Development – Truax Lofts
- Urban Open Space – PopCourts!
- Urban Open Space – St. Pete Pier™
“I was humbled to work with such a committed group of jurors to select finalists who most clearly reflect the possibilities for shaping the physical environment,” said Marilynn Davis, senior adviser at HR&A Advisors in Atlanta and chair of the 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence jury. “Our horizons have grown for having participated in this exercise and for having seen how these projects have transformed cities and lives.”
In addition to Davis, the 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence jury members are Andy Bush, founder and managing partner, Morgan Creek Ventures, Boulder, Colo.; David Crabtree, founder and principal, HiveWorkshop, Orlando, Fla.; Doug Craig, vice president, RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, Phoenix; Andrew Garrett, senior principal, Real Estate, IMCO, Toronto, Ontario; Jane Jenkins, president and CEO, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, Oklahoma City; Leroy Moore, senior vice president and COO, Tampa Housing Authority, Tampa, Fla.; Paul Morris, nonprofit executive, Atlanta; Sara Queen, managing director and head of real estate equity, MetLife Investment Management, New York; Ben Tranel, principal, Gensler, San Francisco; and Xiao Zheng, principal, SWA Group, Laguna Beach, California.
The Awards for Excellence program is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. For more information about the ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, visit uli.org/aae. For more information about the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, visit uli.org/gae.