Urban is pleased to announce that Dilworth Park was one of eight winners at ULI Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The program recognizes the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Along with client Center City District, Urban was recognized for this award alongside architect KieranTimberlake and landscape architecture firm The OLIN Studio.
Once an uninviting apron of concrete around Philadelphia’s City Hall, Dilworth Plaza was transformed into a welcoming, transit-oriented park for all Philadelphians and visitors to enjoy. Urban led the design team and focused their efforts two-fold: the re-envisioning of the three-acre, above grade public area and providing better connections to the historic nexus of transportation directly beneath the park which transports 305,000 passengers each day. Now Dilworth Park, this new space introduces yearlong programming including movie nights, farmer’s markets, and concerts. The fountain area becomes an ice skating rink in the winter, and there is a café operated by one of the most gifted chefs/restaurateurs in the country for visitors to enjoy. Urban shares this award with client Center City District.
The awards were given out at The Ballroom at The Ben in Philadelphia, PA. ULI’s mission is to mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. To read more about the additional winners, click here.