Patrick Campbell ’87 Wins Spaulding Award
The MIT Center for Real Estate’s Spaulding Award was given this year to Patrick Campbell ‘87 for his work on the Thornburg Station project outside Cleveland, OH. Thornburg Station is a $15 mil., 70,000 sf mixed-use project located at the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley Recreational Area, a national park. The new development serves both as a gateway to the park and a town center for the Village of Valley View. Patrick is a long-time member, and now Vice-Chairman, of the Ohio Canal Corridor, a citizens group advocating for the Canalway, as well as the consultant and project manager for the developer. Patrick's work was largely responsible for the realization of the project which took seven years from concept to the completion of the first stage.
MIT Professor Dennis Frenchman, whose firm ICON was responsible for the planning of the Ohio and Erie National Heritage Corridor noted that, "This project, and Patrick's role, certainly illustrates the "leadership energy and vision" as well as community involvement exemplified by Hank Spaulding. The Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, "Canalway", is an innovative effort to establish a new image and armature for development in the region, rooted in its history and culture. Stretching from the lakefront in Cleveland through Akron and to points south, "Gateway" sites were defined to focus key themes at places critical to access and orientation. Thornburg Station, which integrates with the physical environment of the canal while providing space for canal related programs and mixed use activities is precisely the kind of project envisioned for these locations. It represents the intersection of good planning and good development and Patrick's role certainly deserves recognition."
The Spaulding Award, the Center for Real Estate’s premier prize for graduates, is given periodically to a graduate of the MSRED program "whose work in the industry has enriched the profession and/or who has demonstrated involvement in the community through service or leadership." The winner should have qualities of "leadership, energy and vision" that Hank Spaulding exemplified. Spaulding, formerly chairman of Spaulding & Slye a well-known Boston development company, played an instrumental role in the founding of the Center for Real Estate.