Awards & Competitions

VIEW A LIST OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS FROM THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PRESERVATION.

 

 NAIOP

The NAIOP Capital Challenge is a case study competition where teams from area collegiate real estate programs go head-to-head to develop and present proposals for a real property in the Washington, D.C. / Maryland area. Teams must formulate a proposed investment strategy and develop a comprehensive analysis and recommendations that maximize the potential of the property that is both feasible and financially advantageous.

Winner, 2017 and 2021

NAIOP 2021 Winners
Winners of the 2021 NAIOP Capital Challenge. (Clockwise, starting top left) Weishi Zhang MRED '21, Sharmin Davoodian, John Plachata, Director of the Real Estate Development Program, Maria Day-Marshall, faculty advisor Ron McDonald, and William Christian III.

 

 

HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition

The HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning (IAH) Competition challenges interdisciplinary, graduate-level teams to address the social, economic and environmental issues that surround a real-world housing problem in the United States, by creating innovative and original solutions through development, design and finance.

First Place, 2018 and 2019
Second Place, 2016 and 2020

Nueva Acequia project.
The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based project, Nueva Acequia,won 2020's HUD Affordable Housing Competition.

 

 

ULI-Hines

The ULI/Hines competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of graduate students to create a dynamic design and development solution for a real large-scale site in just two weeks. While this is an ideas competition, it is part of the Urban Land Institute’s continued mission to engage young professionals in collaborative solutions, responsible land use and creating better communities.

Final Four, six out of ten years
Winner, 2014 and 2015

Don River Landing
The Don River Landing project made it to the final four during the 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition.