Ohio State Team Receives Honorable Mention in ULI/Hines Urban Design Competition

A five-person team comprised of students from the Knowlton School and the Fisher College of Business received an honorable mention in the in the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. It was the first time in the prestigious competition’s 12-year history that a team from Ohio State placed in the top 10. The competition attracted submissions from 72 universities, with 163 teams and more than 800 graduate students taking part. The Ohio State submission that was given honorable mention status was Team Agora, consisting of:

Stephanie Sang Delgado, Architecture, Knowlton
Matt Johnson, Architecture, Knowlton
Staci Carrier, Landscape Architecture, Knowlton
Devin  Carothers, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton
Ryan Skubic, MBA, Fisher


Of the Team Angora submission, the group of national ULI judges said specifically: “We are particularly grateful for receiving submissions of this caliber, that offer such intellectual stimulation, and help explore the mission and priorities that the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition and the Urban Land Institute support.”

Three multidisciplinary graduate teams from Ohio State took part in this year’s national case competition, developing their proposals over an intense two-week period. The ULI/Hines Urban Design Competition requires teams to be made up of five graduate students representing at least three different academic disciplines. Industry professionals from throughout Columbus worked closely as mentors with all teams.  The local chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and associate professor of practice in landscape architecture Jason Kentner were instrumental in the success of this year’s Ohio State effort.

The other two Ohio State teams that took part in the ULI competition were:

Team Access:
Marty Seese, Architecture, Knowlton
Alex Pisha, Landscape Architecture, Knowlton
Whitney Izor, Landscape Architecture, Knowlton
James  Burdin, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton
Brad Dobson, MBA, Fisher

Team Loop:
Bradley Hosfeld, Architecture, Knowlton
Kevin Schildwaster, Architecture, Knowlton
Meghan Kaple, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton
Donald Wiggins Jr., Public Administration, The Glenn School
Dave Huestis, MBA, Fisher


To learn more about the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, visit the competition website.

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