In a battered economy and a shell-shocked development climate, the winners of the 2009 MFE Awards take advantage of challenging opportunities with hard work and creative ideas that prove multifamily housing cannot only succeed on its own merits, but can be instrumental in breathing new life, vitality, and investment into communities across the country.
Executive of the Year
Campus Apartments' chieftain and MFE Executive of the Year DAVID ADELMAN has taken student housing to new heights.
2009 MFE Grand Award Winners
- High-Rise: Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, Seattle
- Mid-Rise: Avalon Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
- Low-Rise: Lavender Court, Carpinteria, Calif.
- Student: Taylor Place, Arizona State University, Phoenix
- Senior: Merrill Gardens at Kirkland, Kirkland, Wash.
- Military: Pacific Beacon, San Diego
- Mixed-Income: MetroPointe, Wheaton, Md.
- Affordable: Corde Terra Village, San Jose, Calif.
- Apartment Renovation: Quality Hill Apartments and Condominiums, Kansas City, Mo.
- Adaptive Reuse: Eitel Building City Apartments, Minneapolis
- Green: Gables Takoma Park, Washington, D.C.
- Best Reuse of Land: The Preserve, New Orleans
- Marketing and Advertising: “It’s a New Morning,” Avalon Morningside Park
- Community Service: Make a Difference Day 2008
- Best Use of Technology: UDR Spanish Web Site
2009 MFE Merit Award Winners
- High-Rise: ICON in the Gulch, Nashville, Tenn.
- High-Rise: 717 Olympic, Los Angeles
- Mid-Rise: Lucky Strike Lofts, River Lofts at Tobacco Row, Richmond, Va.
- Mid-Rise: 7950 West Sunset, Los Angeles
- Low-Rise: Paseo, Dallas
- Low-Rise: Archstone Gateway, Orange, Calif.
- Affordable: The Watershed at Hillside, Portland, Ore.
- Affordable: The Meridian, New Orleans
- Mixed-Income: The Preserve, New Orleans
- Mixed-Income: San Juan Square Apartment Homes, San Antonio
- Senior: Towne Club Peachtree City, Peachtree City, Ga.
- Senior: The Residences at Balfour, Louisville, Colo.
- Student: The Gateway at Maryland Institute College of Art
- Student: Vista del Sol, Tempe, Ariz.
- Best Reuse of Land: The Uptown, Oakland, Calif.
- Best Reuse of Land: Lavender Court, Carpinteria, Calif.
- Apartment Renovation: Gayton Pointe Townhomes, Richmond, Va.
- Apartment Renovation: Avalon Sunset, Los Angeles
- Adaptive Reuse: Lucky Strike Lofts, River Lofts at Tobacco Row, Richmond, Va.
- Green: The Watershed at Hillsdale, Portland, Ore.
- Green: Ashworth Cottages, Seattle
- Community Service: The Breakers Resort Apartment Homes, Denver
- Community Service: New Orleans Redevelopment Efforts
- Marketing and Advertising: "The Rebirth of Tulane Avenue", New Orleans
- Marketing and Advertising: "Your Shade of Green"
- Best Use of Technology: People Assessment Selection System
Slideshows of the Winning Projects
The 2009 MFE Awards were selected during a day-long judging session in Washington, D.C. The judges were: Eileen Lee, vice president of environment, National Multi Housing Council; Les Shaver, senior editor, MFE; Christina Steeg, senior vice president of marketing and training, Simpson Housing; Dave Woodward, CEO and managing partner, Laramar Communities; Julie Smith, president, Bozzuto Management Co.; Michael Hickok, principal, Hickok Cole Architects; Rachel Azoff, managing editor, MFE; Greg Bonifield, partner, Woodfield Investments; and Shabnam Mogharabi, editor, MFE.