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National Competition Winners

Lisa Hicks (left) and Amy Downing (right) with professional mentor David Stebbins at the University of Maryland competition in December. In addition to receiving a cash award, Downing and Hicks will see their case study published in Real Estate Review, a national real estate journal. 

It was a winning semester for students in UB’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and the school’s new graduate real estate development specialization, with both groups earning top placements in national intercollegiate competitions this past fall. 

UB’S NOMAS Chapter earned honorable mention in the 2016 National Organization of Minority Architects Student Design Competition, which challenged teams across the country to design an African American cultural museum and community center for Leime.

Two real estate development student teams earned top slots in the Colvin Case Study Challenge, sponsored by the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. Second-place winners Amy Downing and Lisa Hicks presented a case study on Bu alo’s 500 Seneca, a mixed-use adaptive reuse project by Savarino Companies and Frontier Development. Daniel Crowther, Camille Farkas and Sean Flury placed seventh with their case study on One Canalside, an o ce-hotel project in Bu alo’s inner harbor, by Benderson Development.