March 5, 2009
An interdisciplinary team of students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation was recently selected to advance to the finals of the annual Real Estate Investment and Development (REIDO) Case Competition, hosted by George Washington University.
The Maryland team won the REIDO competition last year, and hopes are high for a repeat victory. The final round of the competition began with a charrette on February 2. In late March the final entries will be judged by a panel of development professionals. The winning team will receive a $15,000 prize.
The site for the competition is large and challenging: a 28-acre parcel just west of Gallaudet University fronting on Florida Avenue in Northeast Washington, DC. The Maryland team is proposing a new East Hill Gate community that connects the Gallaudet campus with a wide boulevard to the Florida Avenue Metro station and the new development happening in NOMA (North of Mass Ave).
Team leader Daniel Irvin (MRED) and faculty sponsor Rob Rosenfeld have led this year's team to a place in the finals. Joining them on the team are Lin Mao (ARCH graduate), Eric Walter (MRED), Jonathan Florin (MRED), Christina Collins (ARCH undergraduate), Andy Howe (MRED) and Tayler Simpson (MRED).
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