In 2011, the Silver Medal for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence was awarded to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a major open-space redevelopment on the Brooklyn waterfront. HR&A led a complex series of master plan approvals and funding strategies for the development of the park.
HR&A was the subject of a feature article in the April 2011 print and online issue of Architect Magazine entitled "The Integrators: Navigating the complexities of a big urban project? New York's HR&A can help."
In 2010, the High Line Park received the International Economic Development Council'sNeighborhood Development Prize.
In 2010, The Aga Khan University Village Land Use Plan, which HR&A helped create, was awarded the Society for College and University Planning's Merit Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component.
In 2009, The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized Brooklyn Bridge Park with an Honor Award. On behalf of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, HR&A led predevelopment planning. The firm created a funding plan, led community outreach efforts, and managed a team of master planners, counsel and other consultants to support this open-space waterfront redevelopment.
The Newark Broad Street Station District Plan, which was managed by HR&A, was recognized with the New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award in 2009.
HR&A and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) were awarded the 2009 International Economic Development Council Partnership Award for a Public-Private Partnership in a city with a population of over 200,000 persons for the creation of 3CDC.
The Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence in 2007 recognized Daniel Island, a redevelopment project in Charleston Harbor that HR&A saw through from its initial planning phases through the first phase of development implementation, including founding the Daniel Island Development Corporation.
HR&A's work on behalf of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority designing and implementing the New York Energy $martSM Assisted Multifamily Program was recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in 2005 as an exemplary low-income energy efficiency program.
In 2001, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) was awarded the Silver Medal for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. On behalf of NJPAC, HR&A developed a long-term financial plan for the innovative performing arts space, which revitalized downtown Newark.