ULI Philadelphia: 6th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence


Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT


Ben Franklin House - "The Ballroom at the Ben" Will open in a new window 834 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19107-5127 UNITED STATES


Standard Pricing Until June 10 Members Non-Members
Private $95.00 $150.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $65.00 $90.00
Retired $65.00 N/A
Student $45.00 $60.00
Under Age 35 $65.00 $90.00
A $15 late fee will be charged for all registrations after June 10, 2019
Request for refunds must be made at least 48 hours before the event
6th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence
Join ULI as we recognize the 2019 award winners and
hear from featured speaker, John Gattuso.

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available during the event on Wednesday, June 12.
The Urban Land Institute has set the standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. Modeled after the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, ULI PHL Awards for Excellence will recognize superior development projects in  Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware on June 12th at the Ballroom at The Ben.

Criteria for the awards include factors beyond innovation in planning and design, including adaptability to other communities, sustainability, economic success, overall community health and social impact to address neighborhood revitalization goals. Click here to meet our national jury.

For finalists and members only, join a small gathering before the program starts to toast our top projects with the ULI community. Limited tickets are available to Rouse Award 2019 finalist teams, members and sponsors. First come, first serve. Register here

Table packages and sponsorship opportunities are available this year. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your firm featured at this Signature ULI Event! Deadline to sponsor is May 31st. 

2019 Finalists (alphabetically):
500 Walnut
1213 Walnut
1800 Arch Street
2400 Market Street
3675 Market Street
American Water Headquarters
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Lincoln Square
Maken Studios
PHS Landcare
The Rail Park
Trolley Portal Gardens
Yarn Factor Lofts


      5:00 pm: VIP Reception (tickets purchased separately, restrictions apply)
      5:30 pm: Registration, Open Bar, and Networking
      6:00 pm: Remarks by John Gattuso
      6:20 pm: Winners Announced
      6:45 pm: Dinner, Open Bar, and Networking
      7:30 pm: Conclusion


Ben Franklin House - "The Ballroom at the Ben" 834 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19107-5127 UNITED STATES

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John Gattuso

President & CEO, Gattuso Development Partners

Through his visionary work as the leader of urban development, John Gattuso has changed the face of Philadelphia’s skyline and helped the city to reimagine its limitless possibilities. The Comcast Technology Center, the Comcast Center, the ongoing redevelopment of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the Camden Waterfront; all of these iconic projects were developed under John’s guidance during his 30-year tenure at Liberty Property Trust, one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts. During that time, John was responsible for the development of over 50 projects in Philadelphia and across the nation, representing almost $3 billion in investment. His projects include the TJX Distribution center in Northeast Philadelphia, recognized as a “Smart Growth” development by the Sierra Club; the Plaza at PPL Center in Allentown; and the spectacular Comcast Center that became Comcast’s international headquarters upon completion in 2008, both recipients of the Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence. His most recent work consists of the 1,121’ tall, 1.8 million square foot Comcast Technology Center which features a five-star Four Seasons Hotel, the tallest hotel in North America; as well as the new waterfront headquarters for American Water. In addition, John serves as the President of the Fairmount Park Conservancy; and serves as a board member of the Center City District. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, John and his family live in the greater Philadelphia region.

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

Urban Engineers, Inc.
PNC Real Estate
O'Donnell & Naccarato, Structural Engineering
Wexford Science + Technology

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please keep in touch .