Planning & Design


Hines’ T3 Office Is Another Step Forward for Timber Construction

Hines is widely known for building glass and steel skyscrapers. So, it would seem that the developer is going a bit against the grain in its latest endeavor with a boutique office property in Minneapolis made largely of wood.

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2013 American Housing Survey/Enterprise Community Partners

Why Aren’t More Small Apartment Projects Built?

Large, luxury apartment and condo developments have been dominating headlines and casting a big shadow over the “little guys” in rental housing. A new report released by Enterprise Community Partners and the University of Southern California’s Bedrosian Center on Governance aims to call attention to this overlooked segment of the market.

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Gravel, right, speaking with ULI Global CEO Patrick Phillips at the 2017 Carolinas Meeting.

Urban Infrastructure: The Growing Influence of Atlanta’s BeltLine

“The story of people can be told through infrastructure,” said author Ryan Gravel at the 2017 Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte. An urban planner by training, Gravel initially proposed the concept of the BeltLine in his Georgia Tech master’s thesis.

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(Left to right) Gerald D. Hines,  founder and chairman of Hines, and the winning team from the University of Texas at Austin, Miles Payton, Luke Kvasnicka, Kirsten Lynn Stray-Gubdersen, Christopher Perkes, Mason Rathe, along with jury chairman Teri Frankiewicz, Vice President at Crown Community Development, during the Hines student competition in downtown Chicago, Ill.,

University of Texas at Austin Team Wins 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

A redevelopment plan for a Chicago site presented by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Case Study: Chophouse Row—Seattle

    April 3, 2017

    Completed in spring 2015, Chophouse Row is a 44,000-square-foot (4,000 sq m) mixed-use project in the Pike-Pine neighborhood of Seattle, less than one mile (1.6 km) from downtown, that combines loft office space, retail space, and three apartments. The development combines a circa-1924 industrial building with a new seven-story office tower, a through-block pedestrian alley/mews, and a midblock courtyard that links Chophouse Row with the developer’s other properties on the block, collectively known as 12th Avenue Marketplace.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Wynwood Walls–Miami

    March 24, 2017

    Standing out in the urban core of Miami, Wynwood Walls started as a collection of six privately owned warehouses whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “museum of the streets” by visionary developer Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres (0.6 ha) of land—former parking lots and junkyards—that now provide multiple areas that the public can enjoy at no charge.

  • Building for Innovation: Three Models

    March 9, 2017

    How can land use foster the innovation economy? By partnering with anchor institutions and embracing the idea of a “minimum viable product,” where a stripped-down version is offered to early adopters and then modified based on the usage and other feedback, said development experts at a ULI Philadelphia event in February.

  • How Zoning Can Ease Land Assembly

    March 7, 2017

    Graduated density zoning boosts the payoff to participating in land assembly—and could increase the supply of affordable housing.

  • Four Teams Selected as Finalists in ULI Hines Student Competition

    February 23, 2017

    Teams from Carnegie Mellon University, Université Laval in Quebec, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin have been selected as the four finalists for the 15th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • ULX: 10 Government Buildings

    February 21, 2017

    The following ten projects—all completed over the past five years—take creative approaches to balance transparency with security to reach out to the public.

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