The 14th Annual Innovator Awards Honor Best in Industry

by Katie Sloan

Austin, Texas — Thursday evening, April 25, Student Housing Business presented 28 prestigious Innovator Awards to student housing owners, developers, operators, architecture firms and universities for excellence in student housing development, marketing and operations.

More than 130 industry experts judged on more than 120 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 category, project and winning team.

On – OffCategoryWinnerEntrantContributors
Off-CampusBest Architecture/Design < 400 bedsLumen on NinthRhode PartnersParallel, Kayne Anderson, Elford
Off-CampusBest Architecture/Design > 400 bedsWhistlerLV CollectiveNiles Bolton & Associates
Off-CampusBest Bandwidth/Connectivity SolutionBrilliant Smart Panel ImplementationLandmark PropertiesBrilliant Home Technologies
Off-CampusBest Community NameRambler AustinLV CollectiveMatchbox Studio
Off-CampusBest Financing SolutionHub KnoxvilleCore SpacesKayne Anderson, Schenk Realty, Truist, PNC, TSB Capital Advisors
Off-CampusBest Implementation of Mixed-use in New Development or RenovationDockside ClemsonFountain ResidentialStuart |Roosth Architect, Sherman Construction, Dement Designs, Kimley Horn
Off-CampusBest In-House Management InnovationCentralization of CX3 PlatformCardinal Group Management
Off-CampusBest Interior Design <400 bedsHub LA ColiseumCore SpacesStudio K, Antunovich Associates, A&R Corporation, Inland
Off-CampusBest Interior Design >400 bedsSweetwaterLV CollectiveVariant Collaborative
Off-CampusBest Marketing & Lease-up ProgramRambler AustinLV CollectiveAsset Living, GRO Marketing, Matchbox Studio 
Off-CampusBest Mobile MarketingRambler AustinLV CollectiveGRO Marketing, Matchbox Studio
Off-CampusBest New Development – BoutiqueStatesideCampus Life & StylePacific Residential, Next Space Development, Joseph Wong Design Associates
Off-CampusBest New Development < 400 bedsLumen on NinthRhode PartnersParallel, Kayne Anderson, Elford, A Royal Interiors
Off-CampusBest New Development > 400 bedsWhistlerLV CollectiveNiles Bolton & Associates, Kimley Horn, Asset Living, JE Dunn, Variant Collaborative, SCA Consulting Engineers, Ironwood Design Group
Off-CampusBest Package & Offering of AmenitiesREV College StationCardinal Group ManagementParallel, Kayne Anderson, Rhode Partners, Levy Dykema
Off-CampusBest Renovation of Existing ProjectThe LEXCampus Life & StyleWilliam Fideli Investments, Diana Beck Lavine, CLS Construction
Off-CampusBest Social Media CampaignRambler AustinLV Collective
Off-CampusBest Turnaround Project/Value-AddThe LEXCampus Life & StyleWilliam Fideli Investments, Diana Beck Lavine, CLS Construction
Off-CampusBest Use of Green & Sustainable Construction/DevelopmentThe Standard at SeattleLandmark Properties
Off-CampusBest Vendor/Operator SolutionCustom Website Templates & Plug-insThreshold Agency and PeakMade Real Estate
On-CampusBest Architecture/DesignUniverstiy Center Complex, Stevens Institute of TechnologyDesign CollectiveAECOM Tishman, Wallace Roberts & Todd
On-CampusBest Implementation of Mixed-use or Live LearnUC Law San Francisco – The Academe at 198GreystarPerkins & Will, Build Group
On-CampusBest New Development by a University, College or InstitutionUniversity of Southern Maine Portland CommonsCapstone Development PartnersElkus Manfredi Architects, PC Construction, SMART Architects & Engineers
On-CampusBest Public-Private Financing SolutionUC Law San Francisco – The Academe at 198GreystarRaymond James
On-CampusBest Public-Private Partnership DevelopmentUniversity of Southern Maine Portland CommonsCapstoneElkus Manfredi Architects, PC Construction, SMART Architects & Engineers
On-CampusBest Renovation of Existing University HousingUniversity of Pennsylvania – The Accolade on ChestnutGreystarBarton Partners, Hunter Roberts Construction Group
On-CampusBest Use of Green & Sustainable Construction/DevelopmentUC Irvine Plaza Verde I and IIAmerican Campus CommunitiesKTGY, Benchmark Contractors
On-CampusBest Vendor/University SolutionRecRe’s Impact at the University of South AlabamaRecRe and University of South Alabama

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