• The SA+P team with Gerald Hines, the competition founder. L to R, front to back: Blair Humphreys, Gerald Hines, Jesse Hunting, Duncan McIlvaine, Sarah Snider and Eric Komppa.

    Photo: Grant Oakes, courtesy of Urban Land Institute

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SA+P team wins major urban design competition

Interdisciplinary proposal awarded top prize of $50,000


A redevelopment plan drafted by an interdisciplinary team from the School of Architecture + Planning has been chosen as the winning scheme in the seventh-annual Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition of the Urban Land Institute.

The SA+P team competed against 91 teams from 42 universities — including North America’s top schools in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture — a field that was then narrowed to four finalists.

Sharing the top prize of $50,000, the SA+P team included MCP candidates Blair Humphreys, Jesse Hunting and Sarah Snider; MArch candidate Duncan McIlvaine; and Eric Komppa of the University of Wisconsin, an MBA student specializing in real estate. Their advisor was Tunney Lee.

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Topics: Architecture, Awards, honors and fellowships, Faculty, Real estate, Students, Urban studies and planning

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