The Urban Land Institute (ULI) awarded its 2015 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award to Dan Malone (MDes ’14) and Richard Peiser, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the GSD, for their article “The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage” on the famed 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage project.
Given annually, the Apgar Urban Land Award recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, the ULI’s flagship publication. Malone and Peiser’s article appeared in the magazine’s September 2014 issue.
Malone and Peiser offered a close look at the development process behind 1111 Lincoln Road and at Robert Wennett, the developer who envisioned it and worked with Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron to realize it. The open-air parking garage, often described as resembling a house of cards, has attracted critical interest for its unique appearance. In addition to parking, it features event and retail space, as well as a penthouse apartment for Wennett.
“The Apgar Urban Land Award–winning article tells the story of a redevelopment that really pushes the envelope in terms of creativity and innovation,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “This article provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at how sustainable design and mixed use can benefit both the developer and the local community—all central to ULI’s mission.”
Peiser has been the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the GSD since 1998. He is also director of the university-wide Real Estate Academic Initiative created in 2003. Malone graduated from the GSD in 2014 with a master in design studies concentration in Real Estate and the Built Environment.
Photo: Mahlon “Sandy” Apgar IV (right) presents the 2015 Apgar Urban Land Award to Peiser at the 2015 Spring Meeting in Houston, Texas. Credit Nathan Weber/ULI.