ULI Americas Awards for Excellence
Submissions for the 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence are open! Submit a project or program at uli.org/aae2023. Learn more about eligibility, criteria, and submission requirements by clicking on To Apply on the navigation menu on the left.
Late Deadline – Sunday, March 19, 2023, 11:59pm Pacific Time – This is the last and final deadline to submit. Submission fees are higher – see the To Apply page for details. Submitting late will not affect your eligibility or jury review.
Deadline – Sunday, February 19, 2023, 11:59pm Pacific Time
Early Bird Deadline – Sunday, January 22, 2023, 11:59pm Pacific Time
Submissions Open – Tuesday, October 19, 2022
Finalists Notified/Announced – Late April/ Early May 2023
Jury Finalist Interviews and Site Visits – April to June 2023
Winners Announced – July 2023
Jury selects Global Winners – Summer 2023
Global Winner(s) recognized – October 2023
ULI began the Awards for Excellence program in 1979 to recognize truly superior development efforts in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry—standards that ULI members deem worthy of attainment in their professional endeavors. Today the real estate and land use industry widely recognizes the ULI Global Awards for Excellence as one of its most prestigious awards programs.
From 2012 to 2019, the ULI Global Awards for Excellence honored development projects and programs from around the globe in a single competition. Since 2021, projects and programs must first enter a regional award program. That means the ULI Awards for Excellence in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions serve as the first round for the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence.
The Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design—although these elements play an important role.
The Awards recognize both development projects and programs. Among projects, the Awards recognize a wide variety of product types, including office, residential, retail, industrial, hotel, mixed use, planned community, open space, and more. Programs are initiatives, processes, or policies that guide or enhance development.
A jury of ULI members chooses finalists and winners. Members of the jury are leaders who represent a broad geographic diversity and many areas of real estate and land use expertise, including finance, planning, development, public affairs, design, and professional services, among others.
View all submissions from the 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence here.
“ULI Awards for Excellence winning projects serve as a great benchmark. When we were planning Dairy Block, we toured 28 ULI award winning projects in 30 days. It was a fantastic way to gather insight, understand the current state of those developments, become inspired, and generate placemaking ideas that informed our own process.”
Chad McWhinney, CEO and Co-Founder at McWhinney and former ULI Global Awards for Excellence winner and co-developer of Denver Union Station
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ULI’s awards programs are one of the primary reasons ULI serves as a global repository of best practice and innovation in real estate and land use. Donations supporting our awards are critical to ULI’s ability to identify and highlight best practice and innovative happening around the world. Contributions ensure the Awards programs not only can recognize winners but also can translate the information into learning opportunities and content to inform the work of ULI members and the public – from ULI Case Studies to research reports to webinars to ULI Learning courses and more.
Donors can choose to designate their contribution specifically to “Student Awards and Programs”, ensuring that their gift is personally meaningful, or make an unrestricted donation with the assurance that it will be applied to meet ULI’s greatest needs.
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