Colvin Case Study Challenge: 2019

Three undergraduate students from Colorado State University took top honors for their analysis of a public-private development in Loveland, Colorado, at the fourth annual Colvin Case Study Challenge. The undergraduate team of Nidhi Bansal, Ben Dlin and Grant Williams beat out an initial 26 entries and four semi-finalists from 18 university programs across the nation in a juried, live competition December 10 at the University of Maryland. It is the second time in the competition’s history that an undergraduate team has taken the top prize. A second-place tie was awarded to graduate teams from New York University and Cornell University. A team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was awarded honorable mention. The Colorado State team’s comprehensive review of The Foundry, a project that transformed a derelict swath of Loveland’s downtown into an arts-centric mixed-use development, earned accolades from the jury for its depth of knowledge and understanding, awarding them a $10,000 prize. Second place and honorable mention winners each received $2,500. A post-reception was held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland’s Lobby Bar.