Six teams of architects and landscape architects are still in the running for the 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. The nationwide competition is hunting for the best design to transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park: the 11th Street Bridge Park
Out of more than 40 teams and 80 firms that responded to an open call for submissions this past March, the jury selected the phase-one finalists -- who have all formed into the following interdisciplinary teams below:
- Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & Partners
- Piet Oudolf with Glenn LaRue Smith/PUSH Studio / WXY architecture + urban design
- OLIN / OMA
- Stoss Landscape Urbanism / Höweler + Yoon Architecture
- Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects
- Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape / Davis Brody Bond
Each team has also been invited for in-person interviews with the jury. Phase two of the competition will narrow the shortlist down to four teams, who will have identifed a structural engineer, lighting designer and additional experts as part of their team. The phase-two finalists will receive a $25,000 stipend to create full design renderings to be juried and evaluated for cost and constructability. Renderings of the proposals will be exhibited at the District Architecture Center, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and on the 11th Street Bridge Park’s website for public feedback.
The winning concept design is expected to be announced in mid-October of this year.
The 11th Street Bridge Park Jury members represent the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, community engagement and public health:
- Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H. Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington
- Toni L. Griffin, AIA, Founding Director of the J. Max Bond Center for the Just City, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York
- Carol Mayer Reed, FASLA, Partner in Charge of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Mayer/Reed
- Michaele Pride, AIA, NOMA, Associate Dean for Public Outreach and Engagement, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico
- Harry Robinson III, FAIA, AICP, NOMA, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Urban Design, School of Architecture and Design, Howard University
- Patricia Zingsheim, AIA, CPM, Associate Director of Revitalization and Design, D.C. Office of Planning (Alternate Juror)
- Donald J. Stastny FAIA, FAICP, FCIP, Design Competition Advisor
Additionally, a “Design Oversight Committee” of experts from across the region representing the arts, environmental, design, recreation and health communities are providing pivotal feedback to the jury during the nine-month process.
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