Three SCARP Master's students have been recognized with an Honourable Mention in the 2016 Hines Competition, organized by the Urban Land Institute. Alix Krahn, Aaron Lao, and Sander Mozo were part of a five-member interdisciplinary team from UBC, along with Anežka Gočová (SALA) and Mark Chen (Sauder). The submission, "The Gradient City", proposed the completion of the vision for Midtown Atlanta by providing a spectrum of diverse urban experiences connecting across an underdeveloped site.
The Hines Competition is an annual real estate and urban design competition open to graduate students from across North America. This year, teams were tasked with creating a design proposal for a challenging site in Midtown Atlanta.
131 teams from 59 universities participated in the competition. The UBC team was one of only ten teams to receive an Honourable Mention. UBC is the only Canadian school recognized, and beat out entries from Ivy League schools and unversities across North America. More information on the recognized schools can be found at: http://uli.org/programs/awards-competitions/hines-student-design-competition/2016-finalists/
The team completed their submission with essential guidance from two SCARP Adjunct Professors, Jay Wollenberg and Erick Villagomez. Their insights, both in their courses and specifically for the Hines competition, were invaluable in creating a strong proposal.