Join us for our 8th Annual Placemaking Award for Excellence that is ULI Pittsburgh’s annual opportunity to formally recognize outstanding projects, achievements, and leaders in our city who are committed to the creation and celebration of “place.” Join over 200 commercial real estate professionals attending this signature event with ULI Pittsburgh, as we convene thought leaders from a wide array of disciplines who passionately promote the responsible use of land.
The ceremony is now scheduled for May 12 at The Highline, one of McKnight’s projects that truly exemplifies placemaking through development. It is just one example of why they have been selected as the 2021 honoree. The Highline at 333 East Carson Street features a one-acre public patio converted from the former rail switchyard and an elevated park-like space that extends to an overhang with gorgeous views of the Monongahela River and the City of Pittsburgh.
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ULI Pittsburgh will also continue its tradition of celebrating additional inspiring examples of Placemaking around the region with Juried Awards. For more information on the Jury Award Categories, please click HERE.
JURY AWARD FINALISTS
-Centre Ave. YMCA Renovation– Historic Renovation of the Centre Avenue YMCA. –ACTION Housing – Lena Andrews, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, RSH Architects, A. Martini
-Bakery Office Three + Court Refresh + Galley-Serves as a beacon and symbol of the City of Pittsburgh’s vibrant growth and reinvention as a hub for technology, innovation, and sustainability. – Walnut Capital, Gregg Perlman, and Todd Reidbord, Strada
– Ohringer Arts Center– Historic renovation and conversion to housing. –Gregg Kander – Developer, Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, Sota Construction
-Homewood Community Engagement Center – Phase I & II– One of five, aimed at building alliances within urban neighborhoods to collaboratively create stronger communities. –University of Pittsburgh -Darren Ellerbee and Lina Dostilio, Strada
-Monarch Institute – Family Pathways Addition– Three-story building addition to connecting a decades-old building to house a training and venue space for Family Pathways that promotes wellness with emphases on restoration, sustainability, and enhancement of relationships.-Family Pathways, Dr. Elan Welter Lewis, Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects, Etzel Engineer and Build
-2 Doughboy– This project bridged Desmone’s iconic Pittsburgh office space with an expanded modern workspace experience. The end result is Pittsburgh’s first WELL Certified Gold Building.- Chip Desmone, Jendeco Construction
-Girty’s Woods Conservation Project– Girty’s Woods Conservation Project was a one-year effort to permanently protect 155 acres of green space in Reserve Township, adjacent to Millvale and Shaler.- Allegheny Land Trust, Lindsay Dill
-Round House at Hazlewood Green– Hazelwood Green is envisioned as a place where people thrive, new ideas are forged, and the land is regenerated from the effects of its industrial past.-Almano LLC – Sam Reiman, Director of RK Mellon Foundation, OneValley – Tara Lookabaugh, Director, Enterprise Innovation, GBBN, PJ Dick
-225 Boulevard of the Allies– Total interior and exterior renovation of an existing office Building (formerly American Heart Association) into a modern Class A- Office Building adding to the character of the Blvd of the Allies. –
John Watson and Pat Morosetti- Fourth River Development, Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects,
-Pusadee’s Garden – The design of the new Pusdaee’s Garden Restaurant evolved from the owner’s desire to create a garden oasis within the dense urban fabric of the city. –Watcharee Tongdee, Bootsaba Tongdee, and Michael Johnson – Owners, mossArchitects, Ground Stories, MM Marra Construction
-Fifth & Dinwiddie Development– This building is slated for retail, co-working spaces, and workforce development area to train neighborhood residents for clean energy jobs.-Bridging the Gap Development, Derrick Tillman, GBBN
-The Heart of Main St. – Braddock– Braddock has set a course as a welcoming community anchored by transforming the main street of Braddock Avenue into a vibrant center for people to live, work, exchange, and grow.- TREK Development, Bill Gatti and Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
-UPMC Vision, and Rehabilitation Tower– As a new Pittsburgh landmark located on a prominent site along the Boulevard of the Allies, this state-of-the-art facility and landscape will position UPMC at the global forefront of rehabilitation and ophthalmic research and care. – Michael Chiapetta, UPMC
-Allegheny Overlook– The Allegheny Overlook has offered a new way for residents, workers, and visitors to experience Downtown Pittsburgh. –Jeremy Waldrup and Richard Hooper, City of Pittsburgh
-The Deck – Mt. Oliver -During the pandemic, the Borough made it a priority to invest in their outdoor public spaces, refreshing and rebranding as ‘The Deck,’ where residents and visitors can enjoy take out from local eateries and listen to live music in a social-distanced setting.- Mt. Oliver Borough, Rick Hopkinson
-Oakland Ave Placemaking Pilot– The Oakland Avenue Pilot Project provided additional space for restaurant and public dining, recreation, and public engagement through art and entertainment.-Oakland Business Improvement District – Georgia Petropoulos, Innovate Pittsburgh – Sean Luther, University of Pittsburgh, Rycon