A Bethlehem and a Reading project are among 28 finalists for Urban Land Institute Philadelphia’s inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence.
The award recognizes the best projects in real estate completed within the last five years in eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
In Bethlehem, the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus has been nominated.
The institute called the project a “truly remarkable” and creative adaptive reuse, transforming the old Bethlehem steel plant into a state-of-the-art cultural center that preserves the history of steelmaking while providing open space for events and setting a new course for the city.
In Reading, the Amanda E. Stout Elementary School and Benners Court was nominated. This institutional redevelopment by the Reading School District engaged students throughout the construction process, resulting in an extraordinary community project pioneering educational concepts while being completed on time and under budget, the institute said.
The 28 finalists represent a variety of project types, including adaptive reuse, commercial, residential, institutional, open spaces and many more from across the tri-state region.
The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to the responsible use of land, will announce the winners June 18 at a cocktail reception.
The event will be held at The Ballroom at The Ben, 834 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. To register for the event, visit http://philadelphia.uli.org/event/inaugural-awards-excellence/