Calendar and Deadlines

2010 Competition Timeline
Deadline for application: Friday, December 4, 2009
Applicants notified of eligibility: Friday, December 11, 2009
Competition dates: Monday, January 18, 2010, to Monday, February 1, 2010
Submissions postmark: Monday, February 1, 2010
Finalist teams announced: Week of March 1, 2010
Site visit by Finalist team representative: Friday, March 12, 2010
Dress rehearsal for teams: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Finalist teams presentation: Thursday, April 8, 2010
ULI will conduct the competition in three stages:
Stage 1: The Application Stage—October 1, 2009 to December 4, 2009
All students who want to participate in the Hines Competition must submit an application in advance of the competition in order to ensure that the teams meet the criteria for interdisciplinary participation. The five-person teams must submit an application with the names and qualifications of all team members. The specific requirements for team competition can be found in the How to Enter section of this Web site. ULI reserves the right to disqualify teams or to limit the number allowed to participate in the competition (in accordance with the provisions described in the next section).
  • Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. E.S.T. Friday, December 4, 2009.
  • All teams will be notified by e-mail no later than Friday, December 11, 2009, of their eligibility to participate.
Teams that are deemed ineligible will have the opportunity, working with ULI staff, to change team composition in order to be able to participate in the competition.
Stage 2: The Competition Stage—January 18, 2010 to February 1, 2010
In this stage, each team develops a response to the urban design and development problem posed. The competition kicks off on Monday, January 18, 2010 when instructions for how to access online the project briefing materials will be e-mailed at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. to all team leaders and team e-mail addresses. The briefing materials will include a comprehensive problem statement, background information on the site, market information, any relevant existing design proposals, maps, etc. Teams will also be given a specific list of required presentation materials. All schemes being submitted to ULI must be postmarked by 5 p.m. E.S.T. on Monday, February 1, 2010. The jury will meet in February to choose four finalist teams and any number of honorable mentions. The finalists will be announced the week of March 1, 2010.
Stage 3: Finalist Preparation and Presentation—March 1, 2010 to April 8, 2010
Stage 3 involves only the four finalist teams. From Monday, March 1, to Wednesday, April 7, 2010, student finalist teams will have the opportunity to expand their original schemes and respond in more detail to the problem posed by the competition. On or around March 12, 2010, one member of each team will be brought to the city where the site is located, with expenses paid, and will have the opportunity to tour the site and meet with select individuals in order to revise and enhance their presentations. On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, the entire team, at ULI’s expense, will return to the site city and on Thursday, April 8, 2010, will present its program to the jury as well as to invited guests, other students, and appropriate participants. That day will culminate in the announcement of the winner.