[Imagine Downtown] Lafayette: Open Ideas Competition

Sponsor: Creative Action

Type: open, ideas

Languages: English

Fees: $30 per entry

Eligibility: open to all interested entrants. Individuals, teams, professionals, students,
artists, and others are all encouraged to contribute their visions. Multiple submissions from any one individual or team are permitted, although each entry must be submitted under a unique User ID.


8 January 2013 – Registration Deadline
15 January 2013 – Submission Deadline
30 January 2013 – Announcement of Winners
13 April 2013 – Exhibition Opening


Each of the six sites n the competition will have a “Best Design” award, which will be a cash prize of $1500. The best design proposals will be exhibited in public venues (to be determined) across downtown Lafayette, with a potential print publication. There is a possibility that other design awards may be given and other entrants’ proposals exhibited.

Jury: To be announced.

Design Challenge:

An open ideas competition for six downtown sites in Lafayette, LA. “[Imagine Downtown] Lafayette” invites individuals, students, and professionals to participate. Each of the six sites has a unique set of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Participants must select one of these sites and propose specific solutions to its particular challenges. The goal is to invigorate the urban core while also uniting surrounding neighborhoods and producing a 24-hour community.

Site considerations include increasing affordable residential and mixed-use density; accommodating parking needs; reinforcing existing plazas, parks and streetscapes; strengthening pedestrian and bikeway connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s main campus; facilitating public transportation; and developing a sustainable urban condition.

For information and to enter, go to:

Website: http://www.creativeactionacadiana.org/

Email: info@creativeactionacadiana.org