The Greater Dallas Planning Council has announced winners of its annual Urban Design Awards, which recognize projects and individuals who have shown excellence and leadership in the areas of urban design and urban planning in the Dallas area.
The winners were chosen by a jury of professional urban planners, including Tanner Ozdil, Brian Keith, Bud Melton, Diane Jones Allen, Donald Gatzke, Ross Kahn, and Michael Grace.
They will be honored in a ticketed event Nov. 30 at the Latino Cultural Center.
Here are the 2017 GDPC UDA winners (descriptions provided by GDPC):
(Winner) Tyler Station
Tyler Station is a private renovation of a 1920s industrial 110,000 square-foot property, originally occupied by Dixie Wax Paper Co. into a light manufacturing, retail office coworking community on Polk Street in Oak Cliff. Tyler Station is a transit oriented development.
Winner: Options Real Estate Investment, Inc. / Tyler Station LLC, JQAQ Atelier LLC (architect & tenant).
(Honorable Mention): Cityline (City of Richardson)
(Honorable Mention): Lorenzo Hotel (Merriman Anderson Architects & Hamilton Properties)
McKinney–Cole – The McKinney-Cole corridor project will revert the one-way portions of McKinney and Cole avenues as well as Carlisle and Allen streets back to two-way traffic. The intersections of the one-way streets would become obsolete and offer opportunities to redesign the intersections and repurpose excessive paving into public spaces.
Dunnigan Media Award
Jim Schutze has been a columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998, and has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s National Unity Award for writing on civil rights and social issues. In 2011, he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
Preservation Dallas is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the city’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places. Preservation Dallas is a nonprofit membership organization that champions initiatives to protect the history and culture of neighborhoods and historic buildings throughout the community, enhancing the quality of life, and economic development in Dallas.
Steven Duong is an urban designer with AECOM for the firm’s Design + Planning practice in Dallas. He has led a variety of projects, most recently serving as lead consultant for the City of Dallas 100 Resilient Cities strategy and the Texas Hyperloop proposal. He holds undergraduate degrees in urban planning and landscape architecture, and a master’s degree in city and regional planning.
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