Boulder Civic Area Planning Competition (UPDATED!)

Sponsor: Boulder City Government

Organizer: Planning and Development Services

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Language(s): German (Brief available in English)

Type: Open, ideas, one-stage

Eligibility: Design professionals and students


Professional – $75
Student – $25

Jury: (Updated)

• Jury Chair: Dr. Edward J. Blakely, Honorary Professor in Urban Policy & Disaster Recovery, Univ. of Sidney, Australia

• Peter J. Park, Manager of Community Planning and Development, Denver, CO and Associate Professor Adjunct of Urban Design, University of Colorado, Denver

• Rebecca Colber, PhD Candidate and Editor of Children Youth and Environments Journal, CU Boulder

• Andrew Earles, Vice President Water Resources, Wright Water, Denver, CO

• Ian Engle, Executive Director, Center for People with Disabilities, Boulder, CO

• Richard Epstein, Principal, re:architecture, Inc., Boulder, CO

• Emily Patterson, Trust for Public Land, Denver, CO

• Arleen Taniwaki, Principal, ArLand Land Use Economics, Denver, CO


10 December 2012 – Brief available

17 & 20 December 2012 (3pm MST) – Background/informational webinars

11 January 2013 – Registration deadline (updated)

14 January 2013 – Submission deadline

Awards: $19,000 total

Design challenge:

Boulder Civic Area is a visionary community-driven project to rethink and evolve the downtown’s most expansive public space. The goal is to transform this area into Boulder’s social, civic, and environmental heart; one that prioritizes purpose per square foot over price per square foot.

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