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Don’t Miss ULINT’s 4th Annual Impact Awards!

October 25, 2018
5:30 – 10:00 PM
Renaissance Dallas Hotel


Learn More and Register HERE TODAY!


This year’s Impact Awards gala will be highlighted by the awarding of the prestigious “Vision Award” to Roger Staubach.  Following presentation of the award, Staubach will be interviewed on stage by his long-time friend, national housing expert Ron Terwilliger. The event will also include a video summarizing Staubach’s lengthy career in real estate, his charitable outreach, and reflections by friends and family members.


Proceeds of the Awards Event support the educational programs and volunteer outreach of ULI NorthTexas including the highly-regarded Urban Plan high school classroom curriculum, the recently introduced Urban Plan for Public Officials, and the Building Industry Leaders instructional and mentoring program created by the ULI Young Leaders and offered in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas and Fort Worth.  Previous Vision Award honorees include H. Ross Perot and Ross Perot, Jr., in 2015, the legacy of Trammell and Margaret Crow in 2016 and Herb Weitzman in 2017.


Sponsor tables sales for the Impact Awards are currently underway.  For information on purchasing a sponsorship for the ULI North Texas Impact Awards, contact Pamela Stein, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute at pamela.stein@uli.org.  


The finalists for the 2018 ULI North Texas Impact Awards program were selected by a jury of distinguished members of the Urban Land Institute.  A record of thirty-two Impact Award applications were submitted this year, creating a challenging job for the jury.


The jury members devoted two days to traveling across the metroplex, from Clearfork in Fort Worth to downtown Rockwall.  “All of the jury members commented on both the volume and the high quality of the submissions this year” noted Pam Stein, Executive Director of ULI North Texas.  “There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that North Texas is not just growing, but is creating some truly remarkable developments that rival those in other cities around the nation.”


Following their review of the application materials submitted by the Award candidates, the extensive site visits and a lively scoring session, the jury chose the following finalists:


Finalists for the Influence Award: 


DFW Airport Commercial Development, submitted by DFW Airport



Factory 603, submitted by GFF Architects



Legacy West, submitted Rogers-O’Brien Construction




Finalists for the Innovation Award:


400 Record Street, submitted by Gensler



Boardwalk at Granite, submitted by Omniplan



Shake Shack at the Crescent, submitted by The Beck Group



Finalists for the Public Places Award: 


The Texas Sculpture Walk at Hall Arts, submitted by HALL group



The Trailhead at Clearfork, submitted by Cassco Development Company



A Tasteful Place at the Dallas Arboretum, submitted by Rogers-O’Brien Construction



Finalists for The Next Big Idea Award:


EpicCentral Grand Prairie, submitted by the City of Grand Prairie



Urban Commons, submitted by DSGN Associates



Smart Growth for Dallas, submitted by The Trust for Public Land

In addition to the established award categories, the jury decided to create a special award this year for “Excellence in Execution and Sustainable Design,” to be given to Toyota’s North American Headquarters, submitted by KDC.  The jury members were impressed by the overall campus design with its central open space and climate-sensitive landscape design, the many innovative features of the buildings aimed at sustainability, and the forethought given to future flexibility.





Winning entries in the Influence, Innovation and Public Places categories will be announced at the Impact Awards gala dinner on October 25, 2018, at The Renaissance Hotel Dallas.  Those attending the gala will vote for the winner of The Next Big Idea award using live audience polling.
The jury was chosen from a variety of real estate disciplines and from cities throughout the US.  The jury members included Andrew Beaird of Core Nashville (Nashville); The Sieb Company’s principal, Claudia Sieb (Phoenix), David Dixon, Stantec (Boston), Janet Protas of Protas Ventures (Chicago), and Edjuan Bailey, Milestone Community Builders and former chair of ULI Austin (Austin).

About the Urban Land Institute
            The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members.  ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide.  Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members worldwide and over 1300 members in North Texas, representing a wide range of land use and development professions.

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