The Chicago chapter of the Urban Land Institute honored 1KFulton with a 2017 Vision Award for Catalytic Development. 1KFulton, designed by HPA for Sterling Bay, involved the adaptive reuse of a 1920’s cold-storage building into a Class A mixed-use office and retail building that serves as the Chicago headquarters of Google Chicago and international headquarters of bicycle-component manufacturer SRAM International Corp.
The awards ceremony was held on May 31st at Morgan MFG in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, and attended by hundreds of design professionals who celebrated the winners during the awards presentations and cocktail reception. Erin Lavin Cabonargi, Director of Development Services at Sterling Bay, accepted the award on behalf of the developer.
ULI Chicago is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute, which is a multidisciplinary real estate forum that convenes industry leaders and policy makers to advocate for responsible land-use planning, long-term investment and sustainable development. This marks the sixth year ULI Chicago has hosted its annual Vision Awards program, which celebrates projects that set the bar in design, construction, economics, marketing and management.
This is the second year in a row that an HPA-designed project received a ULI Vision Award in this category. In 2016, Soho House Chicago was recognized for Catalytic Redevelopment, while the Chicago Athletic Association was winner of a ULI Award in the Historic Preservation category.
A full list of the 2017 Vision Awards is available here.