TOBY Award Categories
All buildings must be a single-use facility at least 50% occupied by the corporate entity—includes government agencies and private enterprises.
All buildings with at least 50% office area where the building and building management team preserve and enhance the internal and external environment through green and sustainable programs.
All buildings must be at least 50 years old with original design maintained. This category includes all sizes of buildings meeting the age criterion. The building must retain its historic physical integrity, which means the site must be relatively undisturbed. Renovations to the original framework is acceptable.
Industrial Office Building
All buildings, comprising a total project, to include any single building industrial properties, one to two stories in height, with more than 5% and less than 50% office area.
Medical Office Building
All buildings must be at least 75% medical use, and at least 50% of the dedicated medical use space must be for private physician or hospital employed physician offices. The building can be located on or off a hospital campus, and its tenancy can be comprised of 50% hospital uses or ancillary services. Patient stays must be less than 24-hours (but could occur within any 24-hour period.
All properties will have minimum of 10% Office in a planned integration of at least three components that are a mix of Retail, Entertainment, Residential, Hotel, Recreation or Other Functions.
Public Assembly Building
All buildings must be publicly accessible and support multiple uses. These buildings may be part of a larger portfolio. This category includes: stand-alone arenas, amphitheaters, auditoriums, art galleries, churches, hotels, convention centers, exhibit halls, courthouses, stadiums, university building(s) and other buildings that are publicly accessible.
Pueblo Building (local BOMA/GLA award)
Building that has demonstrated an outstanding performance in its contribution to the community, making community outreach one of its primary objectives. A building may enter the Pueblo category in conjunction with any other award category.
Building must be at least 15 years old, have maintained a minimum of 50% occupancy (physical occupancy) during the renovation process for all building(s) and 3 or more projects must be completed in each building when submitting multiple buildings. If entry is a single building, a minimum of 5 projects are necessary.
A group of retail and other commercial establishments, either enclosed or open air, managed by one company. The entry must be managed as a single property, one to multiple levels in height with a minimum of 50 percent occupancy. The anchor ratio must be at least 25 percent and the property must contain at least one anchor retailer.
Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)
Two or more buildings managed by the same management company with the tallest building being no higher than 5 stories; all buildings must occupy land greater than 5 acres and are located outside of the central business district or the downtown core area.
Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise)
Two or more buildings managed by the same management company with 1 building that is 6 to 10 stories in height, all buildings must occupy land greater than 5 acres and are located outside of the central business district or the downtown core area. NOTE: If a suburban office park is comprised of both low- and mid-rise buildings, the entry must submit under the Mid-Rise category.
Office Building Square Footage Categories
- Under 100,000 Square Feet
- 100,000 – 249,999 Square Feet
- 250,000 – 499,999 Square Feet
- 500,000 – 1 Million Square Feet
- Over 1 Million Square Feet
NOTE: All buildings with at least 50% office area are eligible.