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2020 Award Winners



Student Housing, Small Scale


City Centre


Ithaca, New York

Architect/Designer | Humphreys & Partners Architects

Builder | Purcell Construction

Developer | Newman Development Group

Interior Designer | RD Jones + Associates

Green Verifier/Raters | New York State Energy Research and Development Authority | Taitem Engineering

Photographer | B Square Web Internet Inc.

Delivered in summer of 2019 and located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, just minutes south of the Cornell University campus, City Centre is one of the Ithaca’s premier luxury communities. The seven-story over one-story podium on 0.76 acres is situated near all that downtown has to offer, including Ithaca Commons, a popular two-block pedestrian mall with access to more than 70 popular restaurants, shops, and nightlife venues, as well as a host to a variety of public art installations and frequent community festivals.

This walkable, bikeable, and transit-oriented site has proven to be one of the most desirable in the marketplace, with 99 percent occupancy of the 192 units reached well in advance of the 2019-2020 academic year. City Centre’s location and unique offerings are differentiated from other student accommodations within the Ithaca submarket. The ground-level retail spaces are 100 percent occupied with tenants such as Chase Bank, Collegetown Bagels, and Ithaca Ale House. This retail collection is one of the best in the submarket and has led to a high rate of lease renewals.

From the Judges
The interior design is superior.

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