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Eleven Winners Announced at ULI Chicago’s Vision Awards & Two Global ULI Awards for Excellence Finalists

Eleven Winners Announced at Urban Land Institute Chicago’s 2017 Vision Awards & Two Global ULI Awards for Excellence Finalists

Winners recognized as visionary developments, programs, and leading young professionals in the land use and development fields


Chicago (June 6, 2017)  Eleven winners were announced at the sixth annual Urban Land Institute Chicago Vision Awards on May 31, 2017 at Morgan MFG in Chicago.  The Vision Awards honor projects and programs that use creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas contributing to the growth of vibrant communities.  “The Vision Awards are designed to uncover the unique and creative programs and projects happening throughout the region that are helping to set a new standard for our industry,” said Gia Biagi, Studio Gang Architects, and co-chair of the Vision Awards.

The 2017 Vision Awards winners were named in the following categories:  Project, Program, and Young Visionary.  This year our winners represent a broad spectrum from arts and culture to historic redevelopment to transformative retail.  As a juror, that’s what makes the Vision Awards so interesting and engaging,” said Mary Ludgin, Heitman, and jury member for the Vision Awards.

Additionally, two Chicago projects have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America. The two Chicago projects include the Chicago Riverwalk and River Point.

ULI Chicago Congratulates its 2017 Vision Awards Winners:


  • The 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers Veteran’s Apartments, 1045 N. Sacramento Avenue
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Nichols Tower at Homan Square, 906 S. Homan Avenue
  • Presbyterian Homes, 3801 N. Pine Grove | 416 W. Barry | 1950 W. Devon


  • Catalytic Development:  1K Fulton, 1000 W. Fulton Market
  • Public Investment:  La Villita Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Avenue
  • Historic Revitalization:  The Lawrence House, 1020 W. Lawrence Avenue
  • Transformational Retail:  RH Chicago – The Gallery at the Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn Parkway
  • Community Impact:  The Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
  • Innovation in Urban Hospitality:  The Robey & The Hollander, 2018-2022 W. North Avenue


  • Sarah Wick, Project Manager, Related Midwest


Learn more about the 2017 Vision Awards
See pictures from the 2017 Vision Awards
Learn more about the 2017 Global Awards for Excellence


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