Urban Land Institute selects ten developments for 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence

Wed Aug 30 2023

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected ten recent standout developments from around North America as the recipients of its 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence.

By Josh Niland for Archinect

Each project is said to embody the best practices in land use and development and will go up against regional winners from Europe and Asia Pacific for overall top honors at the 2023 ULI Global Awards for Excellence.

“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,” the ULI shares.

Water Street Tampa. Courtesy of Strategic Property Partners.

Water Street Tampa. Courtesy of Strategic Property Partners.

A total of 68 projects were submitted to form a 20-finalist shortlist, which was judged by a 13-member panel of experts who also awarded select projects with distinction in the Low-Carbon Development, Small-Scale Development, and Urban Open Space categories.

“This year’s ULI Americas Awards for Excellence winners represent a diverse group of projects that share in common a responsiveness to the needs in our communities,” the jury chair and Gensler principal Ben Tranel said. “Our built environment reflects our values and priorities, and the final award winners demonstrate innovation and excellence in the criteria established for the award.”

Following are the winning developments:

Water Street Tampa in Tampa, FL, planned by Elkus Manfredi and Reed Hilderbrand; designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox; COOKFOX; ASD SKY; Nichols Architects; Morris Adjmi; ODP Architects; Baker Barrios

ULI description: “SPP’s vision for a much-needed revitalization of Downtown Tampa has come to reality with Water Street Tampa’s transformation of former surface parking lots into a full-fledged neighborhood that is connecting communities, improving walkability, and introducing a ’15-minute city’ experience. SPP commenced vertical construction in 2018 and completed its first phase of development in fall 2022 with the opening of The Tampa EDITION.”

Source: Archinect https://archinect.com/news/bustler/9470/urban-land-institute-selects-ten-developments-for-2023-uli-americas-awards-for-excellence