Two GBBN Projects Named Finalists for ULI Pittsburgh’s Placemaking Awards

Pittsburgh’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently announced the finalists for its upcoming 8th Annual Placemaking Award for Excellence, and two of GBBN’s projects are in the running.

Convened to celebrate “the creation of spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and wellbeing through planning, design and management,” a jury of distinguished ULI members selects finalists (and eventually, winners) in several categories.

The Roundhouse at Hazelwood Green, which GBBN designed for client Almono LP and technology accelerator, OneValley, was named as a finalist for the “Catalytic Place” award. According to ULI Pittsburgh’s website, the “Catalytic Place” category recognizes places that “generate improvement and progress to the economic development and/or standard of living in a surrounding community.”

You can read about the Roundhouse, which turns a piece of Pittsburgh’s industrial past into a hub of community and innovation here.       

Fifth & Dinwiddie, designed for Bridging the Gap Development, was named a finalist for the “Visionary Place” award. Recognizing places that are under development that promise to have “significant impact in a neighborhood or region,” the “Visionary Place” category also emphasizes community engagement.

Located where Uptown meets the Hill District, Fifth & Dinwiddie will create retail, coworking spaces, workforce development, and mixed-income housing. You can read about its multipronged approach to sustainability at our Fifth & Dinwiddie East and Fifth & Dinwiddie West case studies. You can also read about it here.

ULI Pittsburgh’s Placemaking Awards will take place on May 12, 2022. Learn more  here.

The Roundhouse at Hazelwood Green has also won a Retrofit Magazine’s Metamorphosis Award. Read about it here.