August 16, 2010

Two Vanderbilt University buildings recognized with Urban Land Institute award

The Commons Center was lauded by the Urban Land Institute for its achievements in green development.

The Commons

Two Vanderbilt projects, One Hundred Oaks and The Commons Center, recently earned Excellence in Development awards from the Urban Land Institute’s Nashville District Council.

Winners were selected based on criteria considering various design factors, such as land use, contribution to the community, financial practicality and sensitivity to the environment.

The Vanderbilt Health/One Hundred Oaks facility was honored for its adaptive reuse of space and The Commons Center was lauded for its achievements in green development.

“The Urban Land Institute has taken a leadership role in promoting sustainable land use and development,” said Keith Loiseau, Vanderbilt University architect. “Vanderbilt is honored to be recognized by them.”

Entries included public and private projects and commercial and residential developments.

The Urban Land Institute is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members focused on providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

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