Explore award-winning projects from San Francisco and across the globe—no travel required.

Join these exclusive virtual tours led by the visionaries who developed each project. Gain behind-the-scenes insights and ask questions as if you were there in person. All tours are included with your meeting registration.


Exterior photograph of the Aoyama building from the 2020 ULI Fall Meeting virtual tour

Aoyama Building

Tokyo, Japan
2019 Winner: ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

Originally built in 1972, the Aoyama Building in the fashionable Aoyama district looks onto the crown prince’s residence, steps away from a subway station. Typically, owners of older institutional-quality office buildings demolish and redevelop, but here owner BentallGreenOak chose to renovate, highlighting the building’s classic architecture with a dramatic redesign and re-tenanting of retail and amenities spaces, as well as extensive updating of internal systems to meet the needs of modern tenants. The result: a sophisticated, unique office building that complements its design-forward surroundings.  

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Aoyama Building via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built it for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with the team IN Tokyo. Seats are first come, first served. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following time: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. EDT 

Beach Plum Village

Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
2020 Finalist: ULI Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards

On the popular summer resort island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, housing prices have gone sky high. Too often, year-round residents—the island’s essential workforce—are priced out or forced to move to the mainland for the summer. Thanks to the state’s innovative affordable housing statute, Chapter 40B, Rising Tide Development was able to create Beach Plum Village with no public subsidies. This residential community of single-family cottages fully integrates 10 permanently affordable dwellings with 30 high-end market-rate homes. 

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Beach Plum Village via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built it for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT 
  • Thursday, October 15: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. EDT

Chase Center

San Francisco, California, USA

In building a new home for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, the team’s owners wanted to create a destination that all of San Francisco and the Bay Area could enjoy. The 10-acre project site in the Mission Bay district offers a huge plaza for live outdoor events, a retail and dining hub filled with some of San Francisco’s top chefs, and a world-class performance venue, all keyed on mass transit and setting the stage for the emerging neighborhood of Mission Bay. 

Bonus live Q&A – FULL MEMBER EXCLUSIVE 

Explore Chase Center via this video tour, then join Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts and the practitioners who designed and built Chase Center for an exclusive live Q&A for ULI Full Members, only at the ULI Fall Meeting.  

This ULI Full Member-Only event will be held Wednesday, October 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT. Full Members attending the Fall Meeting will receive their personal meeting link via email. 

Can’t find your exclusive email invitation with your personal link? Email dccustomerservice@uli.org

Not a ULI Full Member? Don’t miss this opportunity! Email membership@uli.org


Circl

Amsterdam, Netherlands 
2020 Finalist: ULI Europe Awards for Excellence 

Circl is a new pavilion created by ABN AMRO in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, which has been designed and constructed according to sustainable and circular principles. The 3,300-square-meter pavilion has been created to be energy efficient and easy to disassemble, to make as little impact as possible on the planet. Many of the things used to build Circl have already had a previous life. Other raw materials – from the wood used in its construction to the aluminum on its outer walls – can be put to new uses in the future. What’s more, Circl is a living lab – more than 150.000 professionals, students and neighborhood residents have already visited Circl with thousands participating in circular economy trainings, knowledge sharing and community events. Circl is a building that became a movement: we join forces to accelerate the shift to sustainability. 

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Circl via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built it for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with the team in Amsterdam. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following time: 

  • Wednesday, October 14: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. EDT 

Photo of the exterior of the City Center Bishop Ranch virtual tour

City Center Bishop Ranch

San Ramon, California, USA 

Sunset Development Company teamed with internationally renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano to design its 300,000-square-foot City Center. The unique retail and lifestyle destination was designed with a one-acre square as its geographic heart and community gathering space. The square features walkways that direct guests to the center’s 70 tenants anchored by an independent cinema, Equinox Fitness and 24 food and beverage outlets. With the gentle rolling hills of San Ramon in the East Bay of San Francisco as its backdrop, City Center serves as an amenity to Sunset’s 10-million-square foot Bishop Ranch office park. It will also ultimately serve as a community anchor and amenity for Bishop Ranch’s next layer of growth, a planned 4,500-unit housing development and boutique hotel that would complete the family-owned developer’s vision for this increasingly prosperous exurban community. 

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore City Center Bishop Ranch via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built City Center for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Seats are first come, first served. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT 
  • Thursday, October 15: 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT

Downtown West and CityView 

San Jose, California, USA 

This tour gives a preview of two major forthcoming TOD projects that will transform downtown San Jose: Google’s “Downtown West”— mixed-use development with housing, office, retail, and parks—and CityView, a 3.7-million-square-foot office project developed by Jay Paul and designed by Gensler. Google, Jay Paul, and Gensler are combining office space with a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented public realm close to Silicon Valley’s prime multimodal transit station.  

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Downtown West and CityView via this video tour, then join the practitioners who are designing and building them for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Seats are first come, first served. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • CityView with Jay Paul and Gensler: Tuesday, October 13: 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT 
  • Downtown West with Google: Wednesday, October 14: 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT 

The ULI Virtual Tour of Empire Stores. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the background.

Empire Stores

Brooklyn, New York City, USA
2019 Winner: ULI Global Awards for Excellence

A successful public-private partnership has led to a sparkling new development on the Brooklyn waterfront, where a massive, long-disused, 19th-century coffee bean warehouse is now a 21st-century assemblage of stores, dining, a private club, premium tech offices, and lush public space. A diagonal slice through the 450-foot-long property unites all elements, opening the once-dark interior and creating welcoming public spaces. The loss of floor area resulting from this intervention enabled the addition of two new stories to the structure, providing sweeping views of the East River and lower Manhattan Skyline on one side and of a revived Brooklyn on the other. 

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

Explore Empire Stores via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built Empire Stores for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Seats are first come, first served. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT 
  • Wednesday, October 14: 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT 


Foshan Lignan Tiandi Lot 1 Virtual Tour 

Foshan, Guangdong Province, China 
2019 WinnerULI Global Awards for Excellence 

Following its success in Shanghai and a host of other Chinese cities, Hong Kong-based private developer Shui On Land has brought its respected approach to historic preservation and urban development to the southern city of Foshan. In this ancient city, now a hub of industrial manufacturing and innovation, Shui On Land is building out its massive Foshan Lingnan Tiandi, a 128-acre (52 hectares) combination of contemporary residential, retail and office development. Anchoring this ongoing project is Lot 1, a walkable historic district of ancient alleyways and listed historic buildings. Rather than replace the old houses and buildings with reproductions, Shui On Land has restored classic homes in place and maintained the vernacular streetscape of narrow alleyways and courtyards, even exhuming and cleaning original pavers throughout the district. Shui On Land has introduced new retail and dining to the heritage buildings of Lot 1, and purposefully leased stores to traditional Lingnan-style retailers that had moved overseas.  

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Foshan Lingnan Tiandi Lot 1 via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built it for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Seats are first come, first served. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with the team in China. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT 
  • Tuesday, October 13: 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. EDT 

Rendering of the Pier 70 virtual tour

Pier 70

San Francisco, California, USA

At Pier 70, Brookfield Properties is making a very San Francisco place. In partnership with the Port of San Francisco, the Pier 70 mixed-use redevelopment aims to celebrate core principles that have perpetually moved San Francisco. With new housing across the spectrum of affordability, office space, waterfront parks, space for arts events, for artists and for local manufacturing, and rehabilitated historic buildings, Pier 70 embodies the site’s industrial past while envisioning a new way of being in community.  Brookfield is building and sustaining a space made of San Francisco: a place that puts creativity at the center, is open and inviting to all and that brings people closer to San Francisco Bay.

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Pier 70 via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built it for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT 
  • Wednesday, October 14: 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT

A skyline photo of San Francisco, focused on Salesforce Tower and Salesforce Park

Salesforce Tower and Salesforce Park

San Francisco, California, USA
2020 Finalist: ULI Urban Open Space Award

Completed in 2018, the 1.4-million-square-foot Salesforce Tower, developed by Boston Properties, is San Francisco’s tallest building and an exemplar of green design principles. Salesforce Transit Center is not only San Francisco’s marquee transportation hub, it’s also the basis for Salesforce Park, a 5.4-acre, lushly landscaped rooftop public park, stretching four city blocks south of the city’s Financial District. Linked by a pedestrian bridge, Salesforce Tower is one of two buildings directly connected to the park and together, these structures form the iconic heart of a burgeoning high-density mixed-use neighborhood. 

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

Explore Salesforce Tower and Salesforce Park via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built them for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Wednesday, October 14: 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT 
  • Wednesday, October 14: 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT 


Victoria Yards

Johannesburg, South Africa
2020 Finalist: ULI Europe Awards for Excellence

At Victoria Yards, a visionary developer has brought together a diverse team of like-minded stakeholders to reclaim and transform abandoned brownfields that had been teeming with auto-body chop-shops into a thriving community resource. The long-term goal of Victoria Yards’ patient private investors is to build a profitable multi-faceted operation that will revitalize the surrounding area – one of Johannesburg’s most hard-pressed districts – through urban regeneration that incorporates gentrification without displacement. The still-evolving 200,000-square-foot site contains vegetable and herb gardens, a small wellness clinic, a vibrant school, and other social enterprises, as well as housing artists and artisans – and a gin distillery. 

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Victoria Yards via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built Victoria Yards for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with the team in South Africa. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT 
  • Wednesday, October 14: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. EDT 


Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair

San Antonio, Texas, USA
2020 Finalist: ULI Urban Open Space Awards

The 1968 World’s Fair displaced a thriving community in the middle of San Antonio’s downtown. Now, intensive community collaboration with the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation has yielded Yanaguana Garden, a 4.1-acre public park brimming with artistry and innovative recreational features and programming. This hugely popular playground for the entire city, designed to host public gatherings from festivals to protests to sports championship celebrations, is the anchor for a planned redevelopment of the entire 40-acre Hemisfair site, fallow for half a century. Affordable and workforce housing, along with cultural, civic space and local retail, aims to fully reconnect the surrounding community to downtown, the Convention Center and Riverwalk.   

Bonus live Q&A – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE 

Explore Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair via this interactive, 360-degree tour, then join the practitioners who designed and built it for an exclusive live Q&A, only at the ULI Fall Meeting. Sign into Roundtables & Boardrooms and search Boardrooms to join at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, October 13: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT 
  • Wednesday, October 14: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT