2018 Project of the Year
The Project of the Year Award recognizes excellent development and redevelopment projects in the region that represent the highest standards of achievement and highlight innovation, transformational change, unique solutions, and above all responsibility in land use and development.
Nominate a Project of the Year:
Entries must include a completed Nomination Form, a brief write-up of no more than 7 pages that highlights the nominated project and how it fits the award criteria, and at least one overall photo of the project plus a site plan. Additional photos (20 max), plans, and relevant press releases, project writeups, and news articles are highly recommended. All photos and additional materials should be submitted via email or file-sharing link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the 2020 Project Nomination Form for more information
Please send a PDF version of your submission to: email@example.com
2019 Winner: Brightline / Virgin Trains USA
Brightline / Virgin Trains USA is a privately funded inter-city passenger rail and real estate development project. With its three stations across Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, including the project’s flagship mixed-use Miami Central station, which spans six blocks and 11 acres, providing 1 million+ square feet of residential, commercial, and retail space in Overtown, this transformative project is helping to usher in a new era of connectivity and transit-oriented development to the South Florida region.
Developed by All Aboard Florida, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, Brightline’s private investment of more than $1.8 billion has already generated significant economic impacts in our region, and is transforming key areas in all three counties into dynamic new hubs where residents and visitors can live, work, and play. These efforts have served as a positive catalyst, spurring interest, investment, and increased development from both the private and public sectors around the stations.
Project Team: Florida East Coast Industries, Virgin Trains USA / Brightline, Balfour Beatty, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Zyscovich Architects, Suffolk, Moss, McKenzie Construction, AECOM, and AvroKO Design and Concept Firm
All Past Winners
2019 – Brightline / Virgin Trains USA
2018 – Lotus Village
2017 – Brickell City Centre
2016 – Wynwood Walls
2015 – Harbourside Place
2015 – Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios
2014 – Lincoln Theatre Redevelopment
2014 – Pérez Art Museum
2013 – Dorado Beach Resort
2013 – Young at Art Museum & Broward County Library
2012 – 1450 Brickell
2011 – Met 2, Miami
2011 – 1111 Lincoln
2010 – Fifth and Alton
2010 – City Center West Palm Beach
2009 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
2007 – Grove Garden
2007 – Christine E. Lynn Nursing Building, Florida Atlantic University