I was one of 12 jurors for the annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition. The goal of the competition for the past 16 years has been to provide students the opportunity to create a comprehensive design and development plan for an actual, large-scale site in an urban area.
There were originally 130 submissions from 60 universities that the committee reduced to four semi-finalists in March. ULI assembled a diverse jury consisting of specialists in architecture, city planning, development, finance and transportation.
As you can read in this press release, the four semi-finalist teams made presentations on March 4, 2018 to the jury in Toronto ranging from a focus on water to sustainability to various building structures.
A team from Cornell University won with the ‘Montage’ entry: “
Montage is a transformational mixed-use development at the junction of Toronto’s Downtown and East End neighborhoods. The project is an environmentally sustainable cultural hub that integrates cinema, creative industries, and Toronto’s park system to create a unique and lively 24/7 neighborhood.”