ULI Announces Finalists for North Texas Impact Awards

Influence, Innovation, Public Places, and The Next Big Idea: From Dallas Arboretum’s A Tasteful Place to EpicCentral Grand Prairie to Urban Commons, here's a look at the projects that made the list of finalists.

ULI Impact Awards 2018

The Urban Land Institute North Texas has announced the finalists for its 2018 Impact Awards program.

The jury panel members spent two days traveling across North Texas — from Clearfork in Fort Worth to downtown Rockwall — to look at a record 32 award applications in four categories, according to ULI.

“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.”
Pam Stein

 “All of the jury members commented on both the volume and the high quality of the submissions this year,” Pam Stein, executive director of ULI North Texas, said in a release. “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.” 

Winners in the Influence, Innovation, and Public Places categories will be announced Oct. 25, at the Impact Awards gala dinner at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

Gala attendees will vote for the winner of The Next Big Idea award via live audience polling.

Here are the finalists by category:

Finalists for the Influence Award 

DFW Airport Commercial Development, submitted by DFW Airport 

Factory Six03, submitted by GFF Architects

Legacy West, submitted Rogers-O’Brien Construction 

Finalists for the Innovation Award  

400 Record Street, submitted by Gensler

The Boardwalk at Granite Park, 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 Co.

A Tasteful Place at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden,
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 

Special Award

Jury members decided this year to create a special award for “Excellence in Execution and Sustainable Design,” to be given to Toyota Motor North American headquarters in Plano, which was submitted by KDC.

ULI — a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members — said that the jury members were impressed by the overall design of the Toyota campus with “its central open space and climate-sensitive landscape design, the numerous innovative features of the buildings aimed at sustainability, and the forethought given to future flexibility.”  

Toyota Motor North America Headquarters' central courtyard looking north to the dining commons. [Photo: Courtesy of ULI]

Toyota Motor North America Headquarters’ central courtyard looking north to the dining commons. [Photo: Courtesy of ULI]

ULI ALSO WILL HONOR ROGER STAUBACH

The jury included Andrew Beaird of Core Development Nashville, in Nashville, Tennessee; The Sieb Company Principal Claudia Sieb of Phoenix; David Dixon of Stantec in Boston; Janet Protas of Protas Ventures in Chicago, and Edjuan Bailey of Milestone Community Builders and former chair of ULI Austin.

At this year’s Impact Awards gala, ULI will present the prestigious “Vision Award” to Roger Staubach.  

Following the presentation, ULI said that Staubach will be interviewed on stage by his longtime friend and national housing expert, Ron Terwilliger. 

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