Cleveland Design Competition, Project 2009: Lakefront Station

Sponsors: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cleveland Mall Plaza Beautification Fund, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, FORUM Architectural Services, Westlake Reed Leskosky, Ohio Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects, CPA

Type: open

Language: English

Eligibility: Individuals or teams (Architects, engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, artists, students and others) but not as an organization or firm.  Firm names or logos associated with any submission will be disqualified.

Registration Fee:
Individual/Team Early Registration: $50.00
Individual/Team Late Registration: $75.00
Studio (University) Early Registration: $300.00
Studio (University) Late Registration: $400.00

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,000

5 October 2009 – competition announcement
23 October 2009 – Jury announcement
16 November 2009 – Questions Deadline
1 December 2009 – Question Responses
18 December 2009 – Registration Deadline
1 January 2010 – Late Registration Deadline
8 January 2010 – Submission Deadline
13/14 January 2010 – Juried Review


Stanton Eckstuts, Founding Principal – EEK
Vincent Chang, Principal Grimshaw Architects
Mehrdad Yazdani, Principal – Cannon Design
Ann Pendleton-Jullian, Director – Knowlton School of Architecture, OSU
Robert Brown, Director – City of Cleveland Planning Commission

Design Challenge: This year, the Cleveland Design Competition challenges entrants to produce solutions for a new lakefront multi-modal transportation center in downtown Cleveland. Designs for this new transportation center must provide the city with a state-of-the-art rail station ready to support high speed passenger rail service, a facility capable of integrating and balancing the needs of various transportation modes, and a significant pedestrian connection from the Mall to Cleveland’s lakefront.

Submission Requirements:
Entrants must submit (2) 24” x 36” boards in portrait format. International entrants are not required to submit mounted boards and may choose to submit 24” x 36” rolled sheet presentation materials instead. Entrants are encouraged to include on submission boards: a brief conceptual statement describing the project, site sections, renderings, diagrams, and drawings that communicate the intent of the submission. Please note, physical models will not be accepted.  Materials submitted will not be returned to the owners at the conclusion of the 2009 Cleveland Design
Competition. Presentation boards must be accompanied by a CD or USB memory stick containing electronic PDF files of both presentation boards. PDF’s are to be 24” x 36” at 150 dpi resolution. Electronic submissions must only include
PDF files of the submitted boards

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