Design Competition for President’s Park South

Sponsor: The National Capital Planning Commission
Type: RFQ/Two-stage
Location: Washington, DC
Language: English
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Professionals
April 18, 2011 – RFQ response deadline
May 4 – Finalists selected
May 10 – Design begins
June 17 – Submission deadline
June 22 – Public meeting to review proposals
June 29 – Jury meeting
July 7 – Winner announced
$20,000 each for four finalists
Design Challenge:
The National Park Service (NPS), the United States Secret Service (USSS), and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) seek to install durable and more aesthetic security elements in the President’s Park South area and replace the existing temporary and unsightly security elements. The U.S. Secret Service will decide whether or not to make permanent the temporary pedestrian and vehicle closures in the area and whether the security elements meet security requirements. The National Park Service will decide on landscape and infrastructure changes to the area. NPS needs to ensure that the iconic historic nature of the landscape that is President’s Park South is preserved and continues to be a welcoming destination for visitors.
Submission Requirements:
Physical submission of three 32×40 boards