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.”
“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
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.”
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.