Urban Land Institute Honors

Building right: Eye catching Houston projects up for major design awards

Building right: Eye catching Houston projects up for major awards

Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Bethel Church Park
Not-for-profit finalist, Bethel Church Park by Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Bethel Church Park
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Bagby Street Reconstruction
Not-for-profit finalist, Bagby Street Reconstruction by Midtown Redevelopment Authority. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Bagby Street Reconstruction
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 The Monarch Institute Campus
Not-for-profit finalist, Monarch Institute Campus by The Monarch School. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Monarch Institute Campus
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse
Not-for-profit finalist, New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse by New Hope Housing Inc. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Braeburn Village
For-profit finalist, Braeburn Village by Midway in partnership with AAI Affordable Housing. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Braeburn Village
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Hanover Rice Village lobby
For-profit finalist, Hanover Rice Villiage by The Hanover Company. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Hanover Rice Villiage
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Towne Lake Master Plan
For-profit finalist, Towne Lake Master Plan by Caldwell Communities. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Towne Lake Master Plan by Caldwell Communities
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Pennzoil Place
Heritage category finalist, Pennzoil Place, developed by Gerald D. Hines Interests (1975) and owned by Metropolis and managed by Transwestern. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Pennzoil Place
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 San Jacinto College Lee Davis Library
Heritage category finalist, San Jacinto College Lee Davis Library by San Jacinto College. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/San Jacinto College Lee Davis Library
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Lone Star College
Honorable mention finalist, Lone Star College, CyFair Campus, by Lone Star College. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Lone Star College
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Sylvan Beach Pavilion
Honorable mention finalist, Sylvan Beach Pavilion by Harris County Precinct Two, Jack Morman, commissioner. Photo courtesy of Urban Land Institute/Sylvan Beach Pavilion
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Bethel Church Park
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Bagby Street Reconstruction
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 The Monarch Institute Campus
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Braeburn Village
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Hanover Rice Village lobby
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Towne Lake Master Plan
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Pennzoil Place
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 San Jacinto College Lee Davis Library
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Lone Star College
Urban Land Institute Houston 2015 Development of Distinction Awards November 2014 Sylvan Beach Pavilion

Eleven Houston-area architectural and renewal projects are the finalists in the Urban Land Institute Houston's eighth annual Development of Distinction Awards.

“The development of distinction awards is unique in that projects must be complete, from design, to management, to market success, to be considered” Carleton Riser, ULI Houston chair, said in a statement.

“Ultimately, the winning projects must make a positive impact on their surroundings and the larger community, and our hope is that developers will learn from these projects and incorporate their best practices into their developments.”

 "Our hope is that developers will learn from these projects and incorporate their best practices into their developments.” 

Three finalists are in the running in the for-profit category, four finalists for not-for-profit category and two finalists in the heritage category. In addition, two projects will receive an honorable mention.

For-profit nominees are Braeburn Village by Midway in partnership with AAI Affordable Housing, Hanover Rice Village by The Hanover Co. and Towne Lake Master Plan by Caldwell Communities.

The Bagby Street Reconstruction by Midtown Redevelopment Authority is a finalist in the not-for-project category, as are Bethel Church Park by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Monarch Institute Campus by The Monarch School and New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse by New Hope Housing Inc.

Finalists in the heritage category are Pennzoil Place developed by Gerald D. Hines Interests (1975) and owned by Metropolis and managed by Transwestern and San Jacinto College Lee Davis Library by San Jacinto College.

Honorable mentions are Lone Star College on the CyFair Campus by Lone Star College and Sylvan Beach Pavilion by Harris County Precinct Two, Jack Morman, commissioner.

The 2015 winners will be honored on Jan. 27 at a gala awards dinner in the Rice Crystal Ballroom.