Trends Awards Program Application is Closed!
Submission Deadline: Application is closed!
The Awards seek projects that:
- represent innovative financing or functional approaches to trends in the market
- have achieved market acceptance or success in accomplishing their social or institutional goals embody stewardship in sustainability and resilience
- Incorporate arts, culture or other tangible local community benefits
- exhibit high standards of design and construction
- incorporate transit-friendly measures which advance multimodal mobility and foster walkability.
The Awards particularly seek examples of creative approaches that can be replicated in future projects.
To be eligible for consideration, projects must:
Have been substantially completed (at least in one major phase) and in stabilized operation in 2017, 2018 or 2019; and
Be located in the District of Columbia; the City of Alexandria; Charles, Frederick, Montgomery or Prince George’s County in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun or Prince William County in Virginia; or cities located within those counties’ boundaries.
Excellence in Housing Development: Includes all types of housing projects, such as multifamily rental, attached and detached for-sale.
Excellence in Affordable Housing Development: Includes any multifamily rental, attached and detached for-sale developments in which at least 30% of the units are income-restricted.
Excellence in Office Development: Includes any project that is predominantly office and may include office buildings that are part of a larger mixed-use development.
Excellence in Mixed-Use Development: Includes projects that integrate a mixture of land uses. If there is a predominant use, one secondary use must account for at least 15% of the project area. This category may include large tract land development, master planned communities and multi- phased projects and others.
Excellence in Institutional Development: Includes projects developed by and intended for use by public agencies or institutional entities, such as schools, universities and hospitals, where the organization takes a meaningful leadership position in developing the project. Projects may include performing arts venues, sports arenas, public buildings and educational facilities and others.
Excellence in Sustainability: Includes buildings that focus on sustainable practices, climate change mitigation and adaptation using design + solutions including environmental stewardship, resilient design, innovative best practices, pollution prevention, and resource conservation.