2007 Project of the Year: Grand Award Winners

The 2007 MFE Awards knock the competition out of the ballpark. This year's awards program garnered nearly 170 entries across 17 categories. Prepare to be inspired by the creativity of these winning projects, people, operations, and technologies.

Builder: R.J. Griffin, Co. Developer: Novare Group and Giarratana Development Architect: Smallwood Reynolds Stewart, Stewart and Associates Opened: November 2006 Unit Mix: One- and two-bedrooms and penthouses Prices: $130,000s to mid-$400,000s

Builder: Opus NW Contractors Developer: Opus Northwest Architect: Stephen W. Cox Opened: July 2006 Units: 180 Unit Mix: One-, two-, and three-bedrooms Prices: $200,000 to $850,000

Developer: AvalonBay Communities Architect: Newman Garrison Gilmour & Partners Opened: August 2006 Units: 309 Unit Mix: lofts and one-, two-, and three-bedrooms Prices: $1,815 to $3,320

Developer: Collegetown Development Alliance Architect: Design Collective Opened: September 2006 Units: 212 (615 beds) Unit Mix: One-, two-, and four-bedrooms Price: $877 per student

Builder: McHugh Construction Developer: Forest City Residential Group Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz Opened: March 2006 Units: 125 Unit Mix: Studios and one-bedrooms Prices: $705 to $755

Builder: Clark Builders Group Developer: Clark Realty Capital Architect: Torti Gallas and Partners Opened: August 2006 Units: 274 Unit Mix: Three-, four-, and five-bedrooms Prices: Vary, depending on soldiers' basic housing allowance

Developer: Simpson Housing Solutions Architect: KTGY Group Opened: October 2006 Units: 150 Unit Mix: One- and two-bedrooms Prices: $674.25 on average

Builder: AMCAL General Contractors Developer: AMCAL Multi-Housing, Foundation for Affordable Housing, W.O.R.K.S. Architects: Van Tilburg, Banvard and Soderbergh; Newman, Garrison, Gilmour & Partners Opened: November 2006 Units: 534 Unit Mix: One-, two-, three-, and four-bedrooms Prices: $389 to $1,206 to rent; $249,000 to $530,000 to buy

Developer: Bascom Northwest Ventures Architect: Fennie & Mehl Architects Opened: December 2006 Units: 351 Unit Mix: One- and two- bedrooms Prices: $939 to $2,059

Developer: Forest City Residential Group Opened: April 2006 Notable: Marketing materials include a pop-up, take-away map with must-see attractions in a 5-block, 5-minute, and 5-mile radius.

Company: The Altman Cos. Purpose: To help 18-year-olds transition out of foster care. Established: 2000 Notable: The program serves more than 90 former foster teens and provides life skills to an additional 250 teens still in foster care.

Company: Camden Property Trust Purpose: To improve resident retention company-wide. Established: 2007 Cost: $18,000 Notable: Technology has helped maintain 95 percent occupancy; allows better management of turnover in conjunction with revenue management.

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