About the Competition

Gerald D. HinesThe ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition—now in its 13th year—offers graduate students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use.

Student teams comprising at least three disciplines will have two weeks to devise a comprehensive design and development program for a real, large-scale site full of challenges and opportunities. Submissions will consist of boards that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. (See past submissions.)

The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is part of the Institute’s ongoing effort to raise interest among young people in creating better communities, improving development patterns, and increasing awareness of the need for multidisciplinary solutions to development and design challenges.

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

2015 Schedule

The 13th year of the urban design and development challenge for graduate students will follow this schedule.

Applications open: October 8, 2014
Applications deadline:
December 8, 2014
Applicants notified of eligibility: December 15, 2014
Competition: January 12-26, 2015
Finalists teams announced:
February, 2015
Site visit by finalist team representative: March, 2015
Finalist teams presentation: April, 2015