MIAMI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts has been selected as 'Project of the Year' by the Urban Land Institute's Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council. The honor recognizes the Arsht Center's architectural design, as well as its role in the local economy of the Miami metropolitan region.
The ‘Project of the Year’ distinction – widely considered as the land use and development industry’s top honor – recognizes the real estate project that best embodies the mission of the Urban Land Institute: ensuring the responsible use of land in an effort to create sustainable communities around the world.
The award was presented during a special ceremony held on August 27, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort in Hollywood, Florida. M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
"The Adrienne Arsht Center is eminently deserving of our top honor," said Carla Coleman, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida/ Caribbean District Council. "From its role as an engine for economic development in what is a key redevelopment section of Miami’s urban core, to its standing as one of our region’s top cultural resources for children and families, the Adrienne Arsht Center demonstrates the extent to which well-planned, well-managed public/private partnerships can make a positive difference in their communities." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers