ULI Philadelphia’s 2021 Award for Excellence
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia is pleased to announce the finalists for its Awards for Excellence program, now in its 7th year. The national jury of experts, comprised of interdisciplinary industry leaders from around the country, applauded the high quality and impact of all projects that were submitted. Winners will be announced at a virtual celebration on June 16, 2021, featuring film and television writer and producer, Lee Eisenberg.
The Awards for Excellence, modeled after the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, recognizes superior development projects in the Greater Philadelphia Region, Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware that capture the ULI mission of pushing the standard of excellence in shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.
This year’s award criteria include leadership in development, equitable development & community impact, resilience & sustainability and market acceptance. Celebrated projects are selected for demonstrating creativity and providing replicable strategies that better communities and the built environment.
The 12 selected finalists represent a variety of project types including market rate and affordable housing, office, civic spaces, mixed-use, makers space and policy initiatives, and all provided high impact and exemplary models to the surrounding community and region. The national jury is celebrating this group as the highest quality projects that represent all aspects of real estate and land use. The Jury, which includes leaders in development, finance, design and planning from across the country, had a difficult task this year with a strong pool of applicants and recognized high quality across the board.
The 2021 finalists are (alphabetically):
- Bok Building
- Bridgeport Zero Energy Ready Home Twins
- Crest Manor
- Drexel Square and The Bulletin Building at Schuylkill Yards
- East Market
- Five City Center
- Huntingdon Mills
- Powel Elementary – Science Leadership Academy Middle School
- Schuylkill River Trail: South to Christian
- The Discovery Center
- University of the Sciences – Living-Learning Commons
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