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Urban Land Institute's 2001 Awards for Excellence

Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2001 Awards for Excellence

were presented to the developers of 10 outstanding real estate projects on October 5 in Boston. Winners with notable environmental features include:

•In the

Special category:

Dewees Island in Isle of Palms, South Carolina (see


Vol. 6, No. 2), developed by Island Preservation Partnership and designed by Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates of Washington, D.C. This oceanfront community of high-end custom homes is designed with extreme sensitivity to the ecology of the barrier island, large preservation areas, and effective educational and interpretive programs.

•In the

Small-Scale, Rehabilitation category:

Pier 1 in San Francisco, California, developed by AMB Property Corporation with SMWM of San Francisco as Architect and Interior Designer.

This renovated sugar warehouse now offers premium office space at Pier 1 in San Francisco. Source: AMB Property Corporation

Source: AMB Property Corporation
This high-profile adaptive use and restoration is the first successful redevelopment transforming the heart of San Francisco’s urban waterfront along the Embarcadero. The dilapidated 70,000 ft2 (6,500 m2) sugar warehouse has been renovated to provide 151,000 ft2 (14,000 m2) of premium office space for five tenants (including AMB). It utilizes water from the San Francisco Bay to provide energy-efficient cooling and heating. It also adds more than an acre (0.4 ha) of public space to the city’s waterfront in the form of a promenade lined with benches.

•In the

Small-Scale, Recreational category:

The Reserve in Indian Wells, California. For this community that will eventually include 245 high-end custom homes, Lowe Enterprises Corporation worked for over 10 years with ecologists and environmental advocates to protect habitat and sensitive ecosystems in the Palm Springs area. Altevers Associates of San Diego were project architects.

•In the

New Community category:

Celebration, Florida. Controversial in part due to its scale, this new town—designed for 12,000 to 15,000 homes—has received accolades for its New Urbanist design, promoting walkability and traditional village forms. Project planners include Robert A. M. Stern Architects and Cooper, Robertson & Partners, both of New York City; the Design Guidelines Consultant was Urban Design Associates of Pittsburgh; and the Landscape Architect was EDAW, based in Orlando, Florida.

Published January 1, 2002

(2002, January 1). Urban Land Institute's 2001 Awards for Excellence. Retrieved from

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