The winners of the prestigious ULI Impact Awards for 2016 were announced Tuesday, March 29, during a sold-out dinner for 700 people at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in the Chantilly Ballroom.
“A big congratulations to our Impact Awards winners – Prestwick STEM Academy, for the Innovation Award, the Old Parkland Campus for Influence, Tarrant County College Trinity East Campus for Public Places, and our Next Big Idea winner, the North Texas to Houston High Speed Rail” said Michael Jackson, board chair of the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas District Council. “These projects exemplify the creativity and diverse interests of our region’s development community” Jackson noted. The winning projects were chosen from an initial field of twenty-seven applicants that had been narrowed down to twelve finalists, three in each of the four categories.
ULI and the event’s presenting sponsor, JLL (Jones, Lang, LaSalle) also honored the legacy of Trammell and Margaret Crow by presenting the ULI North Texas Vision Award to the couples children who are engaged in real estate and environmental awareness, Harlan Crow, Lucy Billingsley and Trammell S. Crow. Byron Carlock Jr., PWC Partner, was emcee for the evening, which included a reception, seated dinner and awards program.
Net proceeds from the gala event will benefit the educational and volunteer outreach programs of ULI’s North Texas District Council, which includes ULI’s Building Industry Leaders program with the Boys and Girls Club of East Dallas, and UrbanPlan, which is taught with the help of ULI volunteers in regional high schools.
Finalists for the Influence Award:
• Legacy, submitted by the City of Plano
• Prestwick STEM Academy, submitted by Matthews Southwest (2016 winner!)
• Oak Cliff Gateway TIF Expansion, submitted by City of Dallas
Finalists for the Innovation Award:
• Med Assets Building, submitted by Trammell Crow Company
• The Richards Group Building, submitted by Perkins + Will
• Old Parkland Campus, submitted by GFF (2016 winner!)
Finalists for the Public Places Award:
• Tarrant County College Trinity East Campus, submitted by Bennett Benner Partners (2016 winner!)
• Spring Creek Nature Area Expansion, City of Richardson
• The Shops at Park Lane (Phase 2, Block A plaza), submitted by The Beck Group
Finalists for The Next Big Idea Award:
• North Texas to Houston High Speed Rail, submitted by Texas Central (2016 winner by audience vote!)
• Dallas Midtown, submitted by OMNIPLAN
• The $5 Billion Mile: Planning for Urban Centers in the Suburban Fringe, submitted by the City of Frisco