The Durham Innovation District (Durham.ID) earned a prestigious J.W. Willie York Award on Thursday night from the Triangle chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Durham.ID — which took top honors in the “Idea Award” category — is the Research Triangle’s newest downtown address for game-changing research, job-creating companies and professionals. The 15-acre Durham.ID, developed by Longfellow Real Estate Partners, will eventually include more than one million square feet of labs and office, 60,000 square feet of retail and 250,000 sq ft of residential.

The project recently celebrated the opening of the award-winning Carmichael Building — and the headquarters of the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Longfellow is partnering on Durham.ID with Duke University and Measurement Inc

Longfellow’s portfolio now includes more than 1.4 million square feet of science and technology space owned and under management in Greater Boston and the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

Longfellow Managing Partner Adam Sichol said in a statement, “Durham.ID. Longfellow and its partners are committed to creating outstanding projects for the communities we call home just as we are to to providing the highest caliber strategy and services to life sciences and technology companies.”

The York Awards honor individuals and companies that have made exceptional contributions to the creation and continued vitality of thriving communities in the Triangle region. The awards recognize a wide range of projects that achieve a high standard of excellence—from design to construction and economics to policy initiatives.