Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) announced the winners of the 2018 New York Awards for Excellence in Development.
The statewide awards were open to ULI members and non-members who have worked on private, public, and non-profit projects in one of the eight categories.
“This year’s finalists embody the core mission of the Urban Land Institute – to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities,” said Marty Burger, chairman of ULI New York.
“We congratulate all of the winners who have truly demonstrated a strong commitment to building vibrant and sustainable communities for New Yorkers to enjoy for generations to come.”
A jury reviewed 19 finalists and conducted site tours to determine how well each exemplified the principles of ULI and the Awards criteria.
“Each of tonight’s winners exemplifies a new era in the real estate industry towards creating more responsible and inclusive development,” said John Gunther-Mohr, co-chair of the Awards and Senior Vice President, Santander Bank.
Washington Square Partners was the winner in Retail Development for City Point. Paul Travis, Founder and Managing Partner, said, “The City Point project has brought a diverse set of high-quality options in retail, food and entertainment to a market previously under-served by these lifestyle resources. ”
The Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center won for Institutional Development. “When we set out to design this project, we had three critical goals in mind,” said John Schuyler, Partner at FXCollaborative.
“We wanted to reflect the best qualities of our client Roswell Park; to craft a meaningful design that engages the larger Buffalo community; and, most importantly, to create an uplifting environment for those going through challenging health related issues.”
Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management Principal, accepted the award in Market-Rate Housing Development for 300 Ashland. “Designed by renowned architect Enrique Norten with significant input from the city over a number of years, 300 Ashland is anchored by a sweeping public plaza, Apple, 365 by Whole Foods and will soon offer an array of cultural programs from BAM Cinemas, MoCADA, Brooklyn Public Library and 651 Arts,” said Walentas.
Joanne Oplustil, President and CEO of CAMBA Inc., accepted the award in Affordable Housing Development for CAMBA Gardens.
Washington Square Park, by BKSK Architects won best Civic Space and Tata Innovation Center by Forest City New York won in Office Development.
Modernizing a 19th century coffee warehouse in to the new Empire Stores waterfront oasis with retail, dining, public space, and exhibition development won Michael Cayre, Principal of Midtown Equities, the award for Repositioning / Redevelopment and the World Wide Group was the winner in Mixed-Use Development for 250/252 East 57th Street Redevelopment.
Arash Azarbarzin, President of SH Group, collected the Hotel Development award for 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge & Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park.