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Urban Land Institute’s 2017-2018 Global Awards for Excellence

Thirteen real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017-2018 Global Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. The winners, each of which demonstrates an innovative, forward-looking approach to design and development, include eight projects in the United States, two in Canada, one in Europe, and two in Asia.

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SBID International Design Awards 2017 winners revealed

The highly anticipated winners of the SBID International Design Awards 2017 were revealed October 27, 2017, at a dazzling ceremony at the home of the awards, the prestigious Dorchester hotel in London’s Mayfair. The competition this year was as impressive as ever, with some of the world’s best known hotel chains, retail, technology and automotive brands in the shortlist of finalists. The winners equally represent 4 continents worldwide with winning projects from the UAE, USA, Hong Kong, Egypt and more.

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New Learning Center Design Receives Project of Distinction Award

Roosevelt High School’s curriculum is based on a “healthy mind, healthy body” model, which combines exercise with focused classroom instruction to improve student achievement. The school has a full-size gymnasium and large exercise facility. Building relationships between staff and students is also an integral piece of Roosevelt’s program, and students and teachers gather at the start of each day for breakfast and small group discussions in Roosevelt’s new amphitheater-style student commons.

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Steven Holl Architects wins Médecins Sans Frontières International Design Competition

Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Rüssli Architekten has won the international design competition for the new Geneva Operational Center for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. The Geneva Operational Center will provide work and social spaces for more than 250 MSF staff. Steven Holl Architects’ winning design utilizes colored photovoltaic glass that express the program’s flexibility while also providing shading and a large portion of the building’s energy. 

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American Concrete Institute announces Annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards winners

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, who were honored during the Institute’s Concrete Convention & Exposition, October 16, 2017 in Anaheim, CA, USA. The highest honor was presented to R·torso·C, Tokyo, Japan. This award is given to a project that demonstrates excellence in concrete innovation and technology, and stands out above all other entries.

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USGBC Announces 2017 Leadership Award Recipients

Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Boston, Mass.

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