ULI Competition Now Accepting Team Applications

The tenth annual Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is now accepting applications from graduate student teams for the 2012 competition.

Big ideas. Bold visions. The enduring legacy of Gerald D. Hines.

Do you envision a more innovative built environment? Put your skills and ideas to the test and compete to win $50,000.

Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors. In the Hines Competition, you will have the chance to form a multidisciplinary team with four other graduate students in the United States or Canada and tackle a real land use challenge in a U.S. city.  The Hines Competition challenges multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Student teams comprising at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data.


Student teams should be composed of graduate students enrolled in school full-time during the competition period. Each team must have at least one student from a non-design discipline.


Teams usually include students in degree programs representing the following disciplines:


·         Real Estate Development/Finance

·         Urban Planning

·         Urban Design

·         Architecture

·         Landscape Architecture

·         MBA or other graduate business degree

Application due date: December 5, 2011
Applicants notified of eligibility: December 12, 2011
Competition dates: January 17, 2012 – January 31, 2012

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, visit the Web site: http://www.udcompetition.org.

For inquiries, please e-mail: udcompetition@uli.org.