Winner – Land Authority of Puerto Rico Development Proposal Competition, 1999
Winning Design – This international competition was joined by a distinguished group of experienced developers and internationally known design firms. YSA lead an interdisciplinary team that included architects, coastal landscape architects, golf course architects, coastal engineers, energy conservation consultants, resort real estate consultants, community development economists. The extended 800 acre site, is located adjacent to a protected UN biosphere habitat. The design comprises four hotel properties with over 1,000 hotel rooms and condo villas, 860 residential units, 450 boat slips, 65,000 sq ft of commercial and exhibit space associated with an Ecorium, a interpretive center for the immediate aquatic and terrestrial environments. At the conclusion of the proposal evaluation process, the design and pro forma prepared by YSA was selected for development.