Design Competitions

Across the US, cities increasingly view waterfronts as opportunities for green space. Once tied to industrial uses, river fronts now offer a chance to repurpose existing infrastructure for public use.
Oct 17, 2014   The Planning Report
Jared Green shares news of the finalists in a design competition for a $40 million park on the 11th Street Bridge spanning the Anacostia River in Washington D.C.
Sep 17, 2014   ASLA The Dirt
Principals from the Rebuild by Design competition, focusing on Red Hook in Brooklyn and Hunts Point in the South Bronx, discussed their designs and philosophies regarding New York City's resilience at the Center for Architecture.
Aug 14, 2014   ASLA The Dirt
Rebuild By Design, a design competition under the purview of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, released ten final proposals for projects that could protect and strengthen the Atlantic Coast in the event of another Hurricane Sandy.
Apr 7, 2014   New York Magazine
Pressure is mounting for a decision regarding the future of Crissy Field, an iconic site in the Presidio of San Francisco currently in the final stages of a design competition.
Jan 9, 2014   Huffington Post
As the city of Bordeaux, France, makes plans to move up the list of major European cities, it's calling on a multidisciplinary design competition for ways to revitalize its city from the top down by integrating "natural areas."
Aug 30, 2012   The Design Observer Group
Kaid Benfield laments the capital's "blah"-inspiring National Mall, and discusses three design competitions underway that could give it a second life.
Apr 20, 2012   Switchboard
A recent design competition aimed at reviving Miami's waterfront Marine Stadium has breathed new life into the area and offered innovative ideas for reusing the site.
May 26, 2011   The Miami Herald
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. <em>Fast Co. Design</em> takes a look at the contenders.
Sep 10, 2010   Fast Co. Design
An auto company has a new design competition to imagine a future city that is car-friendly.
Jun 25, 2010   Scientific American
Plans to quickly rebuild the historic Lansdowne Park in Ottawa instead of spending time on a design competition have spurred hot controversy in the city. Architecture critic Christopher Hume says the fast approach is bad for the project and the city.
Dec 22, 2009   The Toronto Star