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Press Release

ICSC Announces 2016 U.S. Design And Development Award Winners

December 1, 2016

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2016 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition recognizing excellence in innovation and creativity in the U.S. retail real estate industry.

As part of the shopping center industry’s premier awards competition, ICSC is pleased to announce the winners in its 2016 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition. ICSC’s U.S. Design and Development Awards are designed to recognize outstanding projects for excellence in the creation of new retail projects, and in the expansion or redevelopment of existing projects, solely within the continental United States.

The ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, or other professionals responsible for any retail project or retail store design that demonstrated exceptional development or redevelopment characteristics with a high degree of creativity and uniqueness within the continental U.S. The competition focused on three general categories: New Developments; Renovations and Expansions; and Retail Store Design.

New Developments

  • Gold: University Commons, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Gold: Avalon, Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Sustainable Commendation: Persimmon Place, Dublin, California
  • Commendation: Downtown Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Commendation: Easton Gateway District, Columbus, Ohio
  • Commendation: The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, Florida


  • Gold: Dining District - Roosevelt Field, Garden City, New York 
  • Gold/Sustainable Commendation: Tysons Corner Center, McLean, Virginia
  • Commendation: Westlake Plaza, Westlake Village, California
  • Commendation: Springfield Town Center, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Commendation: Fayette Mall, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Commendation: St. Johns Town Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Retail Store Design

  • Gold: Hudson Eats, New York, New York
  • Commendation: iFLY Woodlands, Multiple locations in the U.S. 
  • Commendation: Charming Charlie, New York, New York
  • Commendation: Bloomingdale’s, Palo Alto, California

ICSC announced the winners of the 2016 U.S. Design and Development Awards during an awards ceremony at ICSC’s Retail Green and CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix.

For complete details on all the winners, visit ICSC's web gallery. 

In addition, all 2016 Design Award winners are automatically eligible to win ICSC's VIVA Best of the Best Award.  The ICSC VIVA Awards, which recognize the shopping centre industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends, throughout the world, will be presented at RECon in Las Vegas on May 21-24, 2017. 

About ICSC

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity. They are a significant job creator, driver of GDP, and critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the generation of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. These taxes fund important municipal services like firefighters, police officers, school services, and infrastructure like roadways and parks. Shopping centers aren’t only fiscal engines however; they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate with friends and family, discuss community matters, and participate in and encourage philanthropic endeavors. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.com and for the latest news from ICSC and the industry go to www.thecenterofshopping.com.