SoA Goes to Final Four in ULI Hines Urban Design Competition

From left, Shannon Iacion (master’s degree student in Building Performance and Diagnostics), Varun Patel (master’s degree student at Tepper School of Business), Ernest Bellamy (team leader and student in the Master of Urban Design program), Shruti Srikar (master’s degree student in Architecture / Engineering / Construction Management (AECM), and Lola Ben Alon (doctoral student in AECM), will represent CMU in a national design competition in April. Photo credit: Samantha Weaver

From left, Shannon Iacion (master’s degree student in Building Performance and Diagnostics), Varun Patel (master’s degree student at Tepper School of Business), Ernest Bellamy (team leader and student in the Master of Urban Design program), Shruti Srikar (master’s degree student in Architecture / Engineering / Construction Management (AECM), and Lola Ben Alon (doctoral student in AECM), will represent CMU in a national design competition in April. Photo credit: Samantha Weaver

For the first time in history, a team from Carnegie Mellon University is a finalist in the national ULI Hines Urban Design Competition. The four teams in the finals will vie for the top prize of $50,000 when they present their work to the Hines Competition Jury in Chicago on Thursday, 6 April 2017.

The CMU team, four graduate students from the School of Architecture and one from the Tepper School of Business, was one of five teams from CMU that competed against 120 teams from 58 universities in the competition. CMU teams earned honorable mentions in the past, but have never advanced to the finals until this year. 

Best of luck to the team in Chicago!

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