June 21st, 2023
NC Five Honored with ULI Philadelphia Award for Excellence

NC Five was one of eight projects selected to represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry.

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Modeled to complement the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, the Philadelphia award winners were identified by a national jury as successful developments that advance the ULI mission to shape the future of the built environment for positive impact in communities worldwide.

“The Philadelphia Awards for Excellence celebrates all aspects of development and land use projects that embody the ULI mission. Projects are considered not just for one element, such as design, but for a range of characteristics including leadership in development, sustainability and building performance, market acceptance, and community impact,” said Anne Cummins, Chair of ULI Philadelphia.

NC Five, which opened in the fall of 2021 and is located in Philadelphia’s North Central neighborhood, is a leading example of what green and healthy mixed-income housing should look like: designed to optimize and enhance all social and environmental determinants of health and well-being. The 133-unit mixed-income project was designed with community well-being and environmental efficiency at its core, drawing on a series of stakeholder engagement meetings to ensure it would meet the needs of the surrounding community.

WRT was involved from the onset, working as Planner for the North Central Choice Neighborhood initiative, then as the architect and landscape architect for the implementation phase. The project is a successful example of the profound impact an integrated planning and design team and forward-thinking developer can have on a community.

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The first Award is to NC Five developed by Jonathan Rose Companies. Accepting is David Gamba, Senior Associate and Project Manager, WRT Design

Presenting the awards Kevin Moran (navy suit), Executive Director, ULI Philadelphia; Co-Chairs of the Awards Committee: Patty Elkis (black and white dress), Deputy Executive Director, DVRPC; Eric Goldstein (grey suit, white shirt), President & CEO, King of Prussia District

Frame & Present Project Awards
Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry and advance the ULI mission to shape the future of the built environment for positive impact in communities worldwide. The Awards recognize both development projects and programs, initiatives, practices, plans, or policies that guide or enhance development.

ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence
Join ULI Philadelphia on June 15, 2023, for the 2023 Biennial Awards for Excellence. After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to invite audiences back for an evening of recognition, inspiration, and networking as we honor the exceptional projects and remarkable individuals that have transformed the landscape of real estate within our region.

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June 15, 2023
Above: david gamba (far right) accepts the award on behalf of the project team.

Congratulations to the project team! 

  • Developer/ Owner – Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Architect / Landscape Architect – WRT
  • Mechanical Engineer – McHugh Engineering Associates
  • Structural Engineer –  Macintosh Engineering
  • Civil Engineer – Meliora Design
  • Environmental Engineer – MaGrann Associates
  • Lighting Designer – Beam
  • Contractor – Domus, Inc.