Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Center House Entry Garden Student Design Competition

Sponsor: Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG)
Type: open, one-stage, ideas
Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program in the U.S. and Canada
Language: English
Entry fee: US$50.00
29 September 2017– Registration deadline
29 September 2017 – Deadline for questions
20 October 2017 – Submission deadline (Electronic)
November – December, 2017— Development period for winning project

– Winning designer or team to work with BBG and BBG’s design consultants on details of design. BBG has engaged Landscape Architects Okerstrom Lang Ltd. to draft all construction documents.
Winner: US$1,500
Runners-up (2): US$750
• Page Dickey, Writer and Garden Designer (Falls Village, CT)

  • Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter Garden and CEO, The Great Dixter Charitable Trust (East Sussex, United Kingdom)
  • Renny Reynolds, Landscape Architect and Co-Owner of Hortulus Farm (Bucks County, PA)
  • Mark E. Strieter, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (New York, NY and Charlottesville, VA)

• Matthew Urbanski, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc., (New York, NY)
Design Challenge:
BBG is seeking an innovative proposal that will complement the design of its newly restored and expanded Center House building and surrounding established garden areas. The c. 4,000 sq.ft. Entry Garden area will become the new gateway for tens of thousands of annual visitors touring the Garden, attending special events on BBG grounds and inside the Center House, and participating in BBG’s varied horticultural and educational programs that take place year-round.
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