The 12th Annual Innovator Awards Honor Best in the Industry

by Katie Sloan

Austin, Texas — Thursday evening, May 5, Student Housing Business presented 26 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 130 entries in this year’s contest. The Innovator Awards were presented during the InterFace Student Housing conference 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. Winners are listed by award, winner/winning team and project.

On-Campus Awards

Best Renovation of Existing University Housing

American Campus Communities, Bentley Hall

Best Implementation of Mixed-Use or Live/Learn

W. M. Jordan Company, Virginia Tech’s Creativity & Innovation District Living-Learning Residence Center

Best Vendor/University Solution

EZ Turn, work with the University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky and Davenport University

Best Public/Private Financing Solution

American Campus Communities, portfolio transaction at Arizona State University

Best Use of Green & Sustainable Construction & Development

American Campus Communities, Manzanita Square 

Best Architecture & Design

Solomon Cordwell Buenz, American Campus Communities and the University of California Riverside, Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Commons

Best Public/Private Partnership Development

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, Entrepreneurship Living Learning Center at Bowie State University

Best New Development by a College, University or Institution

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions with the Collegiate Housing Foundation, Student Housing Village at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Off-Campus Awards

Best Package & Offering of Amenities 

Zimmer Development and Asset Living, Enclaves at College Town

Best Marketing & Lease-Up Program

Asset Living in collaboration with Threshold and Parallel, Torre

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign

GRO and Asset Living, StateHouse Tallahassee

Best Social Media Campaign

American Campus Communities, American Campus Hook ’em Lounge

Best In-House Management Innovation

CA Student Living, Market Survey

Best Vendor/Operator Solution

Leap for its Leap Auto Enroll with Homestead U

Best Financing Solution

Landmark Properties and TSB Capital, 2021 portfolio refinancing

Best Implementation of Mixed-Use in New Development or Renovation

Core Spaces for Hub Champaign Daniel AND Niles Bolton Associates and Holder Properties for 320 West Mag

Best Bandwidth/Connectivity Solution

CA Student Living, Google Orion Wi-Fi

Best Turnaround Project/Value-Add

Core Spaces, Parkside

Best Renovation of an Existing Project

WDG Architecture and Urban Investment Partners, Boathouse

Best Use of Green & Sustainable Construction & Development

Campus Acquisitions and Shepley Bulfinch, Uncommon Flagstaff 

Best Interior Design with a Budget of Less than $250,000

Landmark Properties, The Retreat on Milledge

Best Interior Design with a Budget of more than $250,000

Mary Cook Associates and Toll Brothers, Canvas at Arizona State University

Best Architecture & Design with 400 Beds or Fewer

Landmark Properties and Bermello Ajamil & Partners, The Standard at Coral Gables

Best Architecture & Design with More Than 400 Beds

Landmark Properties and Humphreys & Partners Architects, The Standard at Austin

Best New Development Less with Than 400 Beds

Landmark Properties, The Standard at Coral Gables

Best New Development with More Than 400 Beds

Parallel Company with Rhode Partners and Levy Dykema, Torre

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