ULI Hines Competition

Since its inception in 2003, the ULI Hines Competition has challenged graduate students to form multidisciplinary teams to devise a comprehensive development proposal for a real, large-scale site. The competition gives students hands-on experience in the real-world process of working with colleagues from other disciplines to create a viable development project.

Thanks to Gerald D. Hines, who funded the competition in perpetuity through a $3 million endowment to the ULI Foundation, the Hines Competition has built the skills and experience of more than 6,000 students since 2003, and they are starting their careers more enlightened about how to work together to get the best outcomes.

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About the
Hines Competition

Learn more about ULI's urban design and development challenge for graduate students.

To volunteer for the Hines Competition jury, contact udcompetition@uli.org.

Lessons from Hines: Collaboration Is Key

Hines 2006 contestant David Sidney

David Sidney argues that the lessons he learned from competing in the 2006 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition can be applied to the challenges facing community leaders. Read more at the Rockford Register Star.

Photo used with permission from the Rockford Register Star.

Mimi Burns,
Hines Competition juror

Mimi Burns “I couldn’t stop talking about it when I got back,” Mimi Burns says about volunteering for the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design jury. “It was a wonderful experience for me.”

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