For the 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, 163 teams comprising 815 students from 72 universities in the United States and Canada proposed a development vision that promotes healthy living for the residents of Nashville’s Sulphur Dell neighborhood.
The competition jury gathered in February 2014 to select the finalists. Teams representing the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin advanced to the final round of the competition.
The finalists were given the opportunity to expand their original development proposals, which they presented to the competition jury on April 3 during a public forum in Nashville.
The University of Maryland team’s “Chords” proposal took home the $50,000 grand prize, with each of the remaining three finalist teams receiving $10,000.
The Hines Competition is designed as an exercise; there is no intention that the students’ plans will be implemented as part of any development of the site.
Download the 2014 competition brief and read more about the 2014 winning team and finalists below.
News Coverage of the 2014 Hines Competition
2014 Hines Winner and Finalists
2014 Honorable Mentions
Eleven teams were also selected in 2014 for honorable mention. The jury commended:
- Ohio State University with “The Agora for its exploration of a bold move to add waterfront value
- The University of Pennsylvania with “Nesting Music” for its vision of a music theme
- University of California, Berkeley/University of Georgia team with “Geo-Connector” for its creative approach to food opportunities
- The University of Pennsylvania with “The Basins” for its landscape approach
- Harvard University/Columbia University team with “Sulphur Dell Revival Corridor” for its waterfront and corridor approach
- The University of Michigan with “Flood Harvest” for its water catchment storage and flood mitigation strategy
- Kent State University/Cleveland State University/Case Western Reserve University team with “Echosystem” for a its financial plan
- The Université Laval with “ecotone” for placemaking
- The University of Texas with “The Dell Flex” for its diagrammatic analysis and flood strategies
- The University of Miami with “Infields” for its urban agriculture and farming strategies
- Kent State University/Case Western Reserve University with “Second Nature” for its creative development of a financial scenario.