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Landmark Awards 2018 Recap

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

More than 500 business people joined the Houston Business Journal in celebrating the 2018 Landmark Awards, recognizing the city’s top commercial real estate projects of the previous year. Projects are recognized for excellence in land planning, design, construction, economics, marketing, and management. Nominations were open to all real estate activity occurring in the greater Houston area from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. This year’s judges were Catherine Callaway, senior associate at Kirksey; Doug Coenen, principal at Walter P Moore; Douglas Demiano, senior vice president at PMRG; Susan Hill, senior managing director at HFF; James E. Springer, vice president at Gilbane Inc.; and Ann Taylor, senior vice president at Midway Cos. Entries were judged on impact to Houston, such as job creation, innovation, best use of land, site plan, development of surrounding neighborhoods, visual plan, amenities and being environmentally friendly.

The awards ceremony event was held April 19 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria where HBJ named winners in each of the 16 categories. DBR was thrilled to have contributed to 7 project finalists with three projects receiving Landmark Awards. “DBR is extremely proud to have helped build these Landmark projects, and we look forward to seeing their impact in Houston for years to come,” said Randy Curry, PE, Principal and CEO of DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc.

Daikin Texas Technology Park
Category: Industrial
Size: Over 4 Million sf
Project Value: $450+ million

Star of Hope Cornerstone Campus
Category: Community Impact
Size: 206,975 sf
Project Value: $36 million

The Houston Zoo Elephant Barn & Yard
Category: Special Project
Size: 7,000 sf
Project Value: $7.8 million