Student Planning and Design Competition Submissions

2024 Finalist Teams

Gehm Design Group

Rooted in Nicollet

University of Illinois at Chicago

Humphrey School Planning and Design Team

The Reconnect

University of Minnesota

Twin City Studios


Massachussetts Institute of Technology

Honorable Mentions

CP+LA Bears

Reclaiming Nicollet: the People and the Place

University of California, Berkeley

Outsiders Placemaking for Empowerment (OPE)


University of Michigan

2024 Team Submissions

Nicollet Steps
Appian Way
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Imagining a better Nicollet Ave
B.E.T.R. (Better Equitable Together Resilient)
Portland State University

The BDOTE: Bringing Past and Future Together
BSU Cardinals
Ball State University

ReConnecting Nicollet
Cincy BUP
University of Cincinnati

New Connections at the Nicolake Crossing
Fresh Coast Development Team
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

New Nicollet Redevelopment
K-Queens & Kings
Iowa State University

One Nicollet
Make Some IlliNOISE
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regeneration and Reconnection
New York University

The Bridge
Sun Devil Design Team
Arizona State University

Nicollet Avenue Reconnection
Sustaining Generations
University of Wisconsin-Madison

4 Points
The Bulls
University of South Florida

Reconnect New Nicollet
The Placemakers
University of Kansas

New Nicollet Redevelopment Plan: Phase III
Tiger Design Group
University of Memphis

New Nicollet Nexus
University of Kansas

Opportunity Avenue: Navigating New Nicollet
Uiowa Hawkeyes
University of Iowa

Walkable Corridor: The NICOLLET NEXUS
Walkable Corridor
University of Oklahoma