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 Hines Competition in Nashville.

For the 2014 ULI Hines 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 ULI 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.

 

 

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 Competition Schedule

Important dates for the 13th urban design and development challenge for graduate students:

  • October 8, 2014: Teams begin applying to compete.
  • December 8, 2014: Deadline to apply as a team.
  • December 15, 2014: Teams notified of eligibility.
  • January 12-26, 2015: Competition period.
  • February 2015: Finalist teams announced.
  • March 2015: Site visit by a representative from each finalist team.
  • April 2015: Final presentations and winner announced.

For additional information, contact udcompetition@uli.org.

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