ULI NY Announces Inaugural Award Winners in NYC

Urban Land Institute NY held its Inaugural Award Gala at Gotham Hall in Manhattan to honor its seven winners for excellence in New York-based development.

By Mallory Bulman, Associate Editor

ULIGalaGothamHallNYC10Mar2016GMorris 31_B4K1835New York—On the corner of 36th street and Broadway in New York sits the imposing Gotham Hall, a decadent and monumental space built between 1922 and 1924 as the Greenwich Savings Bank building, but what is now a highly sought-after event space. There was not a more fitting backdrop for the Urban Land Institute New York’s (ULI NY) first gala than Gotham Hall, a still-standing tribute to the golden age of New York architecture, and a prime example of successful adaptive reuse.

At the March 10 event, seven New York-based winners in six categories were presented with awards for excellence in development for projects that represent ULI NY’s commitment to sustainability, innovation and responsible land use. “Where New York real estate goes, the world follows, and these extraordinary projects reflect the future of the industry,” said ULI New York Chairman Robert Lieber, “We are proud to help drive the conversation around sustainable development by recognizing leaders in our field who are changing the game and doing it right.”

One such leader in the field, Frank Monterisi, senior vice president at Related Companies, was intimately involved with the development of the Housing Development winner, Hunter’s Point South, the largest new affordable housing development in New York City since the 1970s. Monterisi told CPE, “The entire team is incredibly proud of the community we have created at Hunter’s Point South Living. It is a great example of the diverse housing opportunities that can be created through public private partnerships.”

ULIGalaGothamHallNYC10Mar2016GMorris 132XZ5K5713Winners were selected by a jury of 12 ULI NY members from major sectors of the real estate industry, and nominations were open to public, private and nonprofit projects from across the state as of September 2015.

The winners are as follows:

Excellence in Office Development: Conventus, Buffalo, NY

Developer: Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation

Owner: Conventus Partners, LLC

Project Team: C&S Companies, First Niagara Bank, Kideney Architects P.C., LPCiminelli, M/E Engineering P.C., Walter P. Moore

Excellence in Housing Development: Hunter’s Point South, New York, NY

Developers: Related Companies, Phipps Houses, Monadnock Development

Project Team: Arup, Ismael Leyva Architects, NYC Dept. of City Planning, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Housing Development Corporation, NYC Parks Department, NYCEDC, SHoP Architects, Starr Whitehouse, Thomas Balsley Associates, Weiss Manfredi

Excellence in Repositioning or Redevelopment: Brookfield Place, New York, NY

Developer/Owner: Brookfield

Project Team: Morrison Dilworth & Walls, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Spector Group

Excellence in Institutional Development: September 11 Museum & Pavillion

Owner: National September 11 Museum & Memorial

Project Team: Adamson Associates, Davis Brody Bond, National September 11 Museum & Memorial, Snohetta

Excellence in Institutional Development: St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York, NY

Developer/Owner: St. Ann’s Warehouse

Project Team: Buro Happold, CharcoalBlue LLP, DBI, David Weeks Studio, Flyleaf Creative, Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, JM Zoning, Marvel Architects PLLC, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Samara Daly, Silman, Stan Pressner, The Wright Group NY, Tom Fruin, Yorke Construction Corp.

Excellence in Mixed-Use Development: East Harlem Center for Living and Learning, New York, NY

Developer: Jonathan Rose Companies & Harlem RBI

Owner: Jonathan Rose Companies and Harlem RBI

Project Team: Civic Builders, DREAM Charter School, NYC Dept. of City Planning, NYC Dept. of Education, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Housing Development Corporation, NYC Parks, Perkins Eastman, Scape Studio

Excellence in Civic Space: No. 7 Line Extension Project, New York, NY

Owner: NYC Transit

Project Team: Hudson Yards Development Corporation/The City of New York, MTA Capital Construction, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hill, International, Inc., Liro Engineers, Inc., Lemley International and Henninson Durham & Richardson Architecture and Engineering, P.C., Dattner Architects

Photos courtesy of Greg Morris, Insight Vision