The Highland project completely modernized the vacant and outdated 1960s-era JCPenny department store at Highland Mall into a place where this city's future leaders - its students - can flourish. The design and complex renovation was based on a submission for LEED Silver certification - however, the project is on track to get the gold.
The Urban Land Institute has a strong national reputation for its awards in support of transformational land use developments, best real estate practices, and creative visioning. Award criteria go beyond good design, and also include leadership, contribution to the community, innovation, environmental sensitively, and financial viability. ULI award winners represent the highest standards of achievement in the real estate development industry.