Popularizing Mass Timber Construction in the Southeast
Development experts gathered to discuss the growth in popularity of mass timber at the 2023 ULI Carolinas Meeting in February.
In Memory of Architect Gene Kohn
Eugene “Gene” Kohn, one of the founding members of the global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), has died at 92 after a yearlong battle with cancer. In his long tenure with KPF, Kohn’s firm designed some of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, including New York City’s Hudson Yards development, the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago, London’s Covent Garden, the Shanghai World Financial Center, Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre, and most recently, the Manhattan office tower One Vanderbilt.
HKS, UNStudio, and Gehl Team Selected to Create Systemwide Architecture and Urban Design for Austin’s Light Rail
The Austin Transit Partnership announced a partnership with an international design team led by HKS, UNStudio, and Gehl to create systemwide architecture and urban design for the light-rail program of Project Connect, a major expansion of Austin’s public transit system. Project Connect is a transformative, voter-approved investment that includes light rail, expanded bus routes, and more services across the city.
Modular Construction Offers Solution to Affordable Housing Crisis
In high-cost markets such as Los Angeles, modular construction is reducing the average cost per unit by more than 50 percent, in addition to higher retention for the workers assembling the units off site.
Final Four Teams Named Finalists in ULI Hines Student Competition
Four teams, representing Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and the University of California, Berkeley, have been selected as finalists in the 21st annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, an event that challenges teams of graduate students to devise a comprehensive design and development plan for a real-world urban site.
3D-Printed Housing Milestone in Houston Bodes Well for Future of Affordable Construction
Using technology that is relatively new to North America, Alquist is constructing a two-story home in a neighborhood of Houston using a massive 3D printer.
California Developer Scott Lefaver Reviews Affordable Housing Development Policy
To what extent will proposed replacement policies address current issues? Are there other policies and practices that should be looked at and can older policies be tailored to meet today’s challenges? The whole array of planning and development practices are being questioned, particularly as seen through the outcomes they’ve produced or, in the case of housing, not produced.
Boston’s City Hall Plaza: Transformed from the Ground Up
For decades after its construction in the 1960s, locals had a wry nickname for Boston City Hall Plaza—“the red tundra,” for its wide, treeless, wind-swept expanse of red brick. In the last decade, however, the plaza transformed into an inviting destination for all.
UL10: Public/Private Partnership Projects
Ten projects leverage public and private resources to realize complex new developments.
Site in North Charleston, South Carolina, Chosen to Host 2023 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
A neighborhood at a former naval base in North Charleston, South Carolina will be the study site for the Urban Land Institute’s 21st annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition—an educational initiative that challenges graduate students to present a development proposal for an existing site to simulate a real-world planning, design, and development scenario.