ULI/Gerald D Hines Student Urban Design Competition

This year’s 20th annual student urban design competition was a redevelopment plan for an Oakland, California site. The competition asked students for proposals to create a vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income area next to I-880 in downtown Oakland. The challenge brief asked the students to address equity, housing affordability, access to neighborhood services, sustainability, and connectivity to surrounding communities.


There were 93 entries and a jury of 15 leading ULI members selected the four teams that advanced to the final round of the competition. Tom Leader was a member of the jury for this year’s competition. The winning team’s proposal was titled “The Stack” and was comprised of students from the University of Texas at Austin. To read more click here


To view the design submissions click here