Monthly Archives: January 2013

Applications for Urban Open Space Award

Urban Open Space Award

The ULI Urban Open Space Award celebrates transformative and thoughtful public open spaces. Do you know of an open space project that deserves recognition? Submissions are due March 15th. To learn more, click on the headline above.

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Propose a Session for the 2013 Fall Meeting

Fall Meeting

ULI’s next Fall Meeting will be held Nov. 5 to 8 in Chicago, and proposals are now being accepted for concurrent sessions and presentations. Do you have an idea for an engaging presentation or a case study to share with the ULI community? Submit your proposal online.

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DA/AD Architect (ULI Member) makes the cover of Architectural Digest

The cover of the February 2013 issue of Architectural Digest is devoted to the Nashville home of Billy and Jennifer Frist, designed by local architect John Abernathy. Accompanied by a 13-page article and numerous spectacular photographs, the cover story details the transformation of the couple’s Forest Hills area house into a “17,000 sq. ft. modernist lantern” with a “breakaway sense of style.” Congratulations John and DA/AD! According to Architectural Digest, the top-to-bottom renovation turned an “uninspired, brick-and-stucco house” into a uniquely personal home of “soaring, light-filled splendor.” Inspired by the … Read More

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ULI Nashville Annual Sponsor Crain Construction names Lizabeth Theiss VP

Crain Construction, Inc.—a leading provider of design/build, construction management and general contracting services in 12 states across the Southeast—has named Lizabeth Theiss vice president, business development. Theiss joined Crain in 2004 and previously served as director of business development. With this new role, Theiss will serve on the firm’s Executive Board and be involved in strategic decision making for the 80-year-old firm. Her responsibilities also will include numerous industry interactions to expand Crain’s client relationships. Read full press release.

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ULI Nashville Silver Sponsor and member firm continues its growth and expansion

GW Jones & Sons Consulting Engineers, Inc, Huntsville Acquired by Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA); Harry Wilson, PE Hired to Lead Office  (February 12, 2013) 127 year old GW Jones & Sons Consulting Engineers, Inc. (GWJ), a Huntsville, Alabama engineering and surveying firm, has been acquired by Nashville-based Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA).  Founded in 1886, GWJ has been a cornerstone in the growth and prosperity of Madison County and Northern Alabama.  This acquisition will allow GWJ professionals to maintain their tradition of serving clients particularly in the transportation, aviation, industrial, municipal, … Read More

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ULI Nashville is on Social Media

ULI Nashville is on Facebook and Twitter! You can get up-to-date information on ULI Nashville, its events, member opportunities, and more on our website and now on Facebook and Twitter, too. Please visit these sources frequently.

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Keep getting ULI Nashville Emails

Don’t miss valuable and important ULI Nashville announcements about programs and initiatives and members in the news…Be sure to ‘White List’ all emails coming to you from your LOCAL district council of ULI. This needs to be done in two ways: 1 WHITELIST ULI NASHVILLE e-announcements ULI NASHVILLE sends its e-announcements via ‘My Emma’ email service. Therefore, please be sure your IT system has whitelisted e2ma.net<http://e2ma.net> AND ALSO please be sure Emma’s IP range 66.179.147.170 through 66.179.147.187 is ‘allowed’. 2 WHITELIST ULI NASHVILLE emails Please be sure your IT system … Read More

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Excellence in Development-Call for Entries

ULI Nashville is pleased to announce the 5th Anniversary ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards 2013. 

Deadline for the 2013 application submission is postmarked by February 15, 2013. The ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards reflects the mission and values of the Urban Land Institute. The Awards entries are judged on criteria that support ULI’s commitment to best practices in the use of land, and leadership in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. One of ULI’s guiding principles is that the achievement of excellence in land use should be recognized and … Read More

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ULI Nashville Member Announces Boutique Luxury Condos

ULI Nashville member announces boutique luxury condos near Vanderbilt Medical Center in Hillsboro Village.  The $4.5 million project will consist of 1,500- square foot units consisting of two bedrooms, a flex space and balconies, priced betwee $360,000 and $375,000. Click on the headline for more information.

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East Nashville welcomes less expensive homes with green construction

Tennesean.com: When Woodland Street Partners realized that potential home buyers were being priced out of some of East Nashville’s most desirable neighborhoods, the home building company came up with its own solution. It built a new neighborhood. “It’s (for) the next wave of people who want to be in Lockeland Springs but can’t afford what they want,” said Brett Diaz, a partner in the company. The result is Nouvell, a 15-home subdivision in East Nashville’s rapidly redeveloping Rosebank neighborhood. Woodland Street recently completed the first two houses after years of … Read More

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