The Institute has announced 21 finalists for its 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, one of the most prestigious awards programs in the real estate industry. This year’s finalists include 19 developments in the United States and two in Canada.
“Amidst the evolving pandemic and the social, economic, and environmental disarray that it has highlighted, I am inspired by the range of projects that were submitted for the jury’s consideration, that elevate our sense of community and extol the human spirit through the built environment,” said Marilynn Davis, senior adviser, HR&A Advisors in Atlanta, and chair of the 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence jury. “Whether designed for the public realm or for more focused audiences, and whether large or small, these endeavors employ the highest development and design principles to serve a range of objectives, be they urban revitalization, environmental stewardship, equity, or community-building.”
The ULI Americas Awards for Excellence program evaluates projects across a number of factors, including achievements in marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability. The program is open to projects in the ULI Americas region that are substantially complete, financially viable, and in operation.
The 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence finalists are as follows:
- 225 Polk – Nashville
- AT&T Discovery District – Dallas
- Civic Space Park – Phoenix
- EPIC – Hollywood, California
- Essex Crossing – New York City
- Helios Education Campus – Phoenix
- Homekey Mountain View – Mountain View, California
- HopeWorks Station North – Everett, Washington
- Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park – Edmonton, Alberta
- Liberty Bank Building – Seattle
- Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters – Portland, Oregon
- Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza – Carmel, Indiana
- One Vanderbilt Avenue – New York City
- PopCourts! – Chicago
- Saigon Park – Mississauga, Ontario
- Solis – Seattle
- St. Pete Pier – St. Petersburg, Florida
- Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library – Chicago
- Truax Lofts – San Diego
- Wild Mile – Chicago
- Willis Tower – Chicago
This year, awards categories included Equitable Development, Low-Carbon Development, Resilient Development, Small-Scale Development, and Urban Open Space, in addition to an open category that considers projects of all types. Winners will be announced this summer and will become finalists in the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, along with the winners of the Europe and Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence. Winners of the Global Awards will be announced in the fall.
ULI Americas Awards for Excellence finalists were selected by a multidisciplinary jury of ULI members, including experts in development, finance, planning, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture. In addition to Davis, the jury comprised Andy Bush, founder and managing partner, Morgan Creek Ventures; David Crabtree, design director, vice president HHCP; Doug Craig, vice president, RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture; Andrew Garrett, senior principal, Real Estate, IMCO, Toronto; Jane Jenkins, president and CEO, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership; Leroy Moore, senior vice president, chief operating officer, Tampa Housing Authority; Paul Morris, nonprofit executive; Sara Queen, managing director and head of real estate equity, MetLife Investment Management; Ben Tranel, principal, Gensler; and Xiao Zheng, principal, SWA Group.
The Awards for Excellence program, established in 1979 and subsequently expanded globally, 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.