The ULI Hines Student Competition—entering now its 16th year—offers graduate students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use. Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment.
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 consist of graphic boards and narratives that include designs, and market-feasible financial data.
The ULI Hines Student 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.
Groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year’s host city and competition site will be announced when the competition begins on January 15, 2018.
Team application period for the 2018 competition is open
Team applications due December 4, 2017
This is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the site. The winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams receive $10,000 each. One representative from each finalist team gets an all-expenses-paid site tour in the selected competition city prior to the final presentation. All participating finalist students attend the all-expenses-paid final presentation in the host city to select the winner of the competition.