CHARLOTTE – Charlotte native David Furman received the 2015 Center City Partners Vision Award on April 23 at an event at the Convention Center in uptown.
The award recognizes a community leader who has made contributions to Charlotte’s uptown.
Furman has worked as an architect and a developer in the Southeast for more 35 years. His work has received national design awards, and in 1990 he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, the highest distinction given to AIA members. Furman was inducted into the inaugural class of Builder magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2005 for his career in housing design.
“As an architect first and a developer second, he has brought beauty and sophistication to all his projects and across our urban neighborhoods,” said Michael Smith, president and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, in a statement. “David walks the walk of an urban pioneer, and we are proud to recognize his contributions.”
Furman’s development company, Centro CityWorks, specializes in urban housing. Between 2000 and 2008, Centro CityWorks completed 15 projects in uptown, including its first high-rise condo building, Courtside, as well as the Trademark condo tower at 333 W. Trade St.