Ninth Annual Innovator Awards Honor Best in the Industry

by Katie Sloan

Austin, Texas —Tuesday evening, April 9, Student Housing Business presented 23 prestigious Innovator Awards to student housing owners, developers, operators, architecture firms and universities for excellence in student housing development, marketing and operations. More than 100 industry experts judged on more than 115 entries in this year’s contest. The Innovator Awards were presented during the 11th annual InterFace Student Housing Conference, held April 8-10, 2019, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. Look out for more details on the winning projects in the May/June issue of Student Housing Business magazine.

Category Winner Project/Program
Best New Development by a College, University or Institution Virginia Commonwealth University/American Campus Communities Gladding Residence Center
Best Architecture/Design Design Collective Marquette University
Best Use of Green/Sustainable Development American Campus Communities David Blackwell Hall/UC Berkeley
Best Renovtation of Existing University Housing Design Collective Residence Tower Renovation – Towson University
Best Public/Private Partnership Development Capstone Development Partners New Residence & Dining Hall – Univ of Massachusetts, Boston
Best Public/Private Partnership Financing Solution American Campus Communities ASU Greek Leadership Village
Best Implementation of Mixed-use or Live-Learn Design Collective Marquette University
Best Vendor/Operator Solution Greystar University of Kentucky/Cornett


Category Winner Project/Program
Best New Development > 400 beds Core Spaces Hub On Campus Minneapolis
Best New Development < 400 beds Core Spaces Hub On Campus Ann Arbor
Best Renovation of Existing Project Cardinal Group Management Westmar Lofts Renovation
Best Implementation of Mixed-Use Core Spaces Hub On Campus Minneapolis
Best Architecture/Design > 400 beds Miller Architecture/Sanctuary Companies Arcadia on the River
Best Architecture/Design < 400 beds WDG Architecture Six 11 – Ann Arbor
Best Use of Green/Sustainable Construction/Development The Dinerstein Companies Sterling 920 Terrace
Best Turnaround Project/Value Add South City Partners My House on Meeting
Best Vendor/Operator Solution Greystar 109 Tower
Best Bandwidth//Connectivity Solution American Campus Communities/Pavlov Media Lodges of East Lansing
Best Package & Offering of Amenities Core Spaces Hub on Campus Tuscaloosa
Best In-House Management Innovation American Campus Communities Digital Team Creation and SMMS Deployment
Best Marketing & Lease-up Program Cardinal Group Management Cottages at Lake Tamaha
Best Mobile Marketing Campaign Asset Campus Berkeley House/Hudson
Best Social Media Campaign Nelson Partners Not Your Grandma’s Basement


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