ULI Competition

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URBAN LAND INSTITUTE

The Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is an annual graduate-level competition intended to provide an interdisciplinary learning experience for business and design students. Student teams work on large-scale sites with complex challenges that need innovative solutions reflecting responsible land use. Each team is required to work in a multifaceted way, incorporating design, planning, market potential, and feasibility into their development strategies.

Each year the School of Architecture participates in the Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Participation in the national competition, along with an internal competition at UT Austin, is funded through a generous gift from the Cogburn Family Foundation.

Each year, students from across the School of Architecture's disciplines, from architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, community and regional planning, and the McCombs School of Business have taken part in the competition. UT Austin student teams have performed exceedingly well in the national competition, with two national winners, as well as many finalists and honorable mentions. 

The Urban Design Program at the School of Architecture also offers a ULI studio. The studio works in teams, taking on the same project that is the subject of the competition. The teams will continue to work after the initial ten-day competition to develop the group projects.

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    Final reviews kick off next week and we’re excited to invite several out-of-town reviewers to @utaustintx. Visit the link in our bio for bios and more information about these accomplished practitioners and academics.<br>
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    Final reviews kick off next week and we’re excited to invite several out-of-town reviewers to @utaustintx. Visit the link in our bio for bios and more information about these accomplished practitioners and academics.

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    We’re excited to announce that Luis E. Carranza has been named the School of Architecture’s 2024 commencement speaker.<br>
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    We’re excited to announce that Luis E. Carranza has been named the School of Architecture’s 2024 commencement speaker.

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    There’s still time to support UTSOA during this year’s #UT40for40 campaign! Donate by 10 pm tonight at the link in our bio to benefit our students, faculty, and programs. <br>
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    There’s still time to support UTSOA during this year’s #UT40for40 campaign! Donate by 10 pm tonight at the link in our bio to benefit our students, faculty, and programs.

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    40 Hours for the Forty Acres is here! A gift of any size will help the School of Architecture level the playing field for our students. <br>
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    40 Hours for the Forty Acres is here! A gift of any size will help the School of Architecture level the playing field for our students.

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    As part of a long-standing collaboration with the @nationalparkservice, students in Associate Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla’s @el__chubasco Graphic Documentation course traveled to Maryland last fall for four days of fieldwork in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historic Park.<br>
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    As part of a long-standing collaboration with the @nationalparkservice, students in Associate Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla’s @el__chubasco Graphic Documentation course traveled to Maryland last fall for four days of fieldwork in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historic Park.

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    On Friday, April 12, our 2022-24 Emerging Scholar Tyler Swingle @tylrswngl will host a one-day “Fiber Fiction” colloquium in the Mebane Gallery.<br>
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    On Friday, April 12, our 2022-24 Emerging Scholar Tyler Swingle @tylrswngl will host a one-day “Fiber Fiction” colloquium in the Mebane Gallery.

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    We’re still buzzing from all the excitement from Friday’s Graduate Open House ☀️ Thank you to all of the prospective students and families who joined us—We hope to see you back here this fall!
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    We’re still buzzing from all the excitement from Friday’s Graduate Open House ☀️ Thank you to all of the prospective students and families who joined us—We hope to see you back here this fall!

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    Tomorrow, Bachelor of Interior Design student Eamanne Moharram is taking over our Instagram to show us what her Advanced Studio, “Design in 4D: Adaptive Cultural Constructs,” got up to in Mexico City earlier this term.<br>
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    Tomorrow, Bachelor of Interior Design student Eamanne Moharram is taking over our Instagram to show us what her Advanced Studio, “Design in 4D: Adaptive Cultural Constructs,” got up to in Mexico City earlier this term.

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    On Wednesday, the artist @claudia__wieser closes out our Spring 2024 lecture series with her lecture “Material Matters,” taking place at 5:00 in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall.
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    On Wednesday, the artist @claudia__wieser closes out our Spring 2024 lecture series with her lecture “Material Matters,” taking place at 5:00 in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall.