2014 Winner and Finalists

University of Maryland students (left to right) Matthew Miller, Rameez Munawar, Amina Mohamed, David Ensor, Andrew Cassavant are interviewed by Fox 5 after winning the 2014 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition in Nashville.

University of Maryland students (left to right) Matthew Miller, Rameez Munawar, Amina Mohamed, David Ensor, and Andrew Cassavant are interviewed by Fox 5 after winning the 2014 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition in Nashville.

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

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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.

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

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