ARC International Wildlife Crossing Design Competition: Finalists Announced

The ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition has selected five finalist teams to develop conceptual designs for a wildlife overpass at West Vail Pass along Interstate Highway 70 near Vail, Colorado. The designs are intended to usher in a new generation of wildlife crossing infrastructure using new methods, new materials, and new thinking to reduce structural costs and increase adaptability and ecological function.

Leading the finalist teams are:

Balmori Associates (New York)

Janet Rosenberg & Associates (Toronto)

Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates with HNTB (New York) and

The Olin Studio (Philadelphia)

Zwarts & Jantsma (Amsterdam)

The five finalists were chosen from 36 team submissions from nine countries, representing over 100 firms worldwide, and the calibre of submissions was very high. The five teams in contention include more than a dozen firms in four countries with the landscape architects, engineers, and architects unique to each team, supported by ecologists, wildlife biologists and other specialists.