One Week Left to Submit Entries for the 2014 ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

One Week Left to Submit Entries for the 2014 ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Urban Land Institute

Application Deadline December 9, 2013 – Winning Team Receives $50,000

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced it is now accepting applications from graduate student teams for the 2014 ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. For more information, visit 

The Hines competition, now in its twelfth year, is an ideas contest that challenges interdisciplinary graduate student teams to solve a real land use issue. It is open to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at universities in the United States and Canada, including programs in real estate development, urban planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture.

Based on a hypothetical proposal, the student teams must act as a master developer by proposing a master land use plan for the development site as well as supplying financial projections needed to support the master development plan.

From the proposals submitted, a jury of renowned experts in urban planning, design and development will select four finalists. These four teams will then be given the opportunity to expand their original schemes and respond in more detail. In March, one representative from each finalist team will visit the selected city, all expenses paid, and will have the opportunity to tour the site and refine their presentations. On April 2-3, finalist team members will present their schemes to the competition jury during a public forum in the city announced at a later date. The winning proposal receives a $50,000 prize.

Important dates for the competition include:

  • Application due date: December 09, 2013
  • Applicants notified of eligibility: December 16, 2013
  • Competition dates: January 13, 2014 – January 27, 2014
  • Finalist teams announced: February 2014
  • Site visit by finalist team representative: March 2014
  • Finalist teams presentation: April 2-3, 2014 

This is an ideas competition with no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to any site. The winning team will receive $50,000 and the finalist teams $10,000 each.

For more information on the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, visit 

Posted December 2, 2013

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