Calendar and Deadlines

2014 Competition Timeline

  • Deadline for applications: December 9, 2013
  • Applicants notified of eligibility: December 16, 2013
  • Competition dates: January 13−27, 2014
  • Submission’s date stamp: January 27, 2014
  • Finalist teams announced: February 2014
  • Site visit by finalist team representative: March 2014
  • Finalist teams presentation: April 2-3, 2014

How to Apply

Stage 1: Applications

October 7 to December 9, 2013

All graduate student teams that wish to participate in the Hines Competition must submit an application, which ensures that the team meets the criteria for interdisciplinary participation. ULI reserves the right to disqualify teams or to limit the number of participating teams. Review the eligibility requirements of the Hines Competition.

  • Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on December 9, 2013.
  • All teams will be notified by e-mail no later than December 16, 2013, of their eligibility to participate.

Teams that are deemed ineligible will have the opportunity to work with ULI staff to change their team composition in order to qualify.

Stage 2: Competition

January 13−27, 2014

In this stage, each team develops a response to the urban design and development problem posed by the competition.

The competition kicks off on January 13, 2014, when instructions for accessing the online project briefing materials will be e-mailed at 10 a.m. EST to all team leaders and team e-mail addresses. The briefing materials will include a comprehensive problem statement, background information about the site, market information, any relevant existing design proposals, maps, and other information. Teams will also be given a list of required presentation materials.

All proposals submitted to ULI must have an e-mail time and date stamp that is no later than 5 p.m. EST on January 27, 2014.

The jury will meet in February to choose four finalist teams, plus honorable mention teams.

Stage 3: Finalist Preparation and Presentation

March and April 2014

Finalist teams will have the opportunity to expand their original proposals and respond in more detail to the problem posed by the competition.

In March, the competition will pay for one member of each finalist team to travel to the site location and meet with local experts in order to revise and enhance their proposal.

In April, the competition will pay for the finalist teams to travel to the site to participate in a mandatory dress rehearsal in front of a mock jury. The following day, each team will present to the jurors, ULI guests, students, and others. That day will culminate in the announcement of the winner.

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