It was a great night for Redland at the 2019 Urban Land Institute’s Impact Award ceremony as company president, Chris Pangburn, presented the Innovation award to the winner, Fifty Eight Hundred, Lakewood.
Over 500 of the Denver development community’s elite – including 15 Redland associates – filled the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex to celebrate the new projects that have defined and shaped Colorado. Awards were presented in four categories: Infill, Innovation, Influence, and Inspire.
To present the Innovation award Chris Pangburn, took the stage. He began by sharing why Redland chose to sponsor the Innovation category. Indeed, as a company that prides itself on pushing the envelope when it comes to design, this category was a perfect fit with the Redland culture of “creating great places”. When it comes to innovation, Redland’s mission is simply to put together a team of great people, support them, provide opportunity for development, and then “get out of their way”. This has culminated with 11 years of taking visions and committing to deliver tangible designs.
Closing his speech by announcing the three nominees, Fifty Eight Hundred in Lakewood was announced as the winner of the award. The Innovation Award celebrates projects that push the envelope in design and function. Fifty Eight Hundred, developed by Metro West Housing Solutions, took a long-vacant building in Lakewood and converted it into a beautiful site with affordable housing, community rooms, office suites, youth and adult education centers, and lots of outdoor art and amenities. The winners took the stage to share some words and accept their custom-made trophy.
At Redland, it is important for us to see these types of projects; it inspires us to push the envelope ourselves to produce innovative solutions that allow us to stay on the cutting edge of design. We are dedicated to the development community and to the Urban Land Institute. We are proud to be sponsoring the Innovation category and will be presenting at the next ceremony in 2021!