About the 2019 Winning Proposal and Team
On April 4 in Cincinnati, following presentations by all four finalist teams, the Jury selected the 2019 ULI Hines Student Competition Winner. Click on the proposal title below to learn more about their development schemes and find links to their presentation boards and other documents:
- Team 192019 – The CincyStitch – Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
About the 2019 Finalist Teams
On February 12, the Jury selected the four finalist teams. Click on each proposal title below to learn more about their development schemes and find links to their presentation boards and other documents:
- Team 190506 – The ANCHOR – University of Cincinnati
- Team 191932 – The Landing – The University of Texas at Austin
- Team 193737 – Cincinnati United – The University of Texas at Austin
About the 2019 Honorable Mentions
The jury selected nine honorable mentions:
- Team 190101 – “Over | Under” – Yale University – The jury appreciated the substantial reuse of operating revenues from the parking lots, recognition of transit, utilization of existing public infrastructure, and strong pro forma.
- Team 190505 – “Looping the Banks” – Georgia Institute of Technology – This proposal was well thought out across the board, both in its design and its analysis. The jury appreciated that it managed to check almost every box in the criteria provided in the challenge brief.
- Team 191863 – “Equilibrium” – Kansas State University and University of Missouri-Kansas City – The jury appreciated the big idea of this proposal’s atrium and underground uses + hops/brewery as unique and relevant to the climate.
- Team 191870 – “EXPO Cincy” – The Ohio State University – The jury recognized this proposal’s detailed focus on Second Street, which dealt well with the significant problem of traffic and built on the entertainment district. The jury also recognized the outside-the-box graphic design.
- Team 191916 – “Encore” – Cornell University – This proposal had a great story, told well. It also included strong sustainability aspects and did a nice job of stepping down to the river and bringing the park to the residential district.
- Team 192021 – “The 8th Hill” – University of Miami – The jury recognized the good financial modeling as well as big thinking in this proposal and appreciated the full operating model for the sky trams.
- Team 198923 – “Cynapse Cincy” – Yale University – The jury recognized the bold and creative plan to use an innovation/tech center to attract residents and visitors from beyond the region.
- Team 199991 – “We_” – Kansas State University / University of Wisconsin – Madison – The jury recognized that this proposal addressed Second and Third Streets in a way that few others did. Elsewhere in the proposal, closure of streets made a bold statement about how to tie the city to the riverfront neighborhood.
- Team 199999 – “Elevate” – Harvard University – This presentation board had some of the best renderings among all the entries.
About the 2019 Competition
Read the 2019 Challenge Brief.
View photos of the site in the flickr album.
Visit the ULI Cincinnati website.
Read the press release about Cincinnati and the site.
The 17th annual ULI Hines Student Competition challenged students to create a comprehensive development proposal for an area in Cincinnati, Ohio, comprising portions of a highway, the central business district, and the central riverfront along the Ohio River. Teams were asked to consider options for decking the highway, Fort Washington Way, and to propose development adjacent to it. The challenge asked teams to illustrate innovative approaches to five general elements: 1) planning context and analysis, 2) a master land use plan, 3) urban design, 4) site-specific illustrations of new development, and 5) development schedule and finances.