He’s at it again! Rob Namy, Weston’s Senior Vice President, was asked to be an advisor to the teams representing Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs in the Urban Land Institutes (ULI) 2012 Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition. The teams which represent colleges from around the Country have two weeks to devise a comprehensive design and development program for a real, large-scale site full of challenges and opportunities. Submissions from the teams include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. This year’s site is a 16.3 acre parcel of land located in downtown Houston, Texas that is currently owned by the United States Postal Service and houses a post office distribution facility and office building that have been deemed obsolete to USPS operations. Rob is on hand to coach the teams all the way through to the end.
The ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Competition is part of ULI’s ongoing effort to raise interest among young people in creating better communities, improving development patterns, and increasing awareness of the need for multidisciplinary solutions to development and design challenges. The winning team will receive $50,000.00 and the finalist teams $10,000.00 each. For more information visit – http://www.udcompetition.org/2012-ulihines-competition-kicks-off-today-this-years-site-houston-texas/.