College of Architecture and Planning

Ball State/Purdue team advances to finals in urban design competition

Congratulations to members of a Ball State/Purdue University team named as one of four finalists in the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design competition.

The team was one of 149, representing 70 universities in the United States and Canada, to enter the annual competition sponsored by the Urban Land Institute.

Team members include Jourdan Feick and Shruti Khandelwal in the College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center's Master of Urban Design program,plus CAP Master of Architecture students Lucas Holwerda and Aaron Nordstrom. Purdue student Cristina Arauco Escobar, in that university’s Master of Building Construction program, rounds out the team. Bruce Race, associate professor of professional practice at CAP:IC, is the faculty advisor.

The team’s entry — Portland Avenue — envisions a new pedestrian- and bicyclefriendly design for a major street in a section of Minneapolis.

Each of the finalist teams won $10,000 for making it to that stage of the competition, and now will vie for the $50,000 top prize. The other finalists in the contest are Kansas State University/University of Kansas/University of Missouri-Kansas City; Harvard University; and Yale University.