Sandy Hook Memorial Competition

Sponsor: Municipality of Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Type: Open, international, one-stage, anonymous
Fee: none
Language: English
15 December 2017 – Submission deadline (electronic)
Awards: There are no awards for this project at this time. The individual/group chosen would be contracted with the Town of Newtown for their services. 
Design Panel/Process:
The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (10 members of community members, three of which lost a loved one in the tragedy) will ultimately vote on the designs. However, an “Advisory Panel” to assist with sifting through designs and providing input includes

1) Joe Daniels, former President of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum 

2) Alison Blais, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of Strategy and Advancement 

3) Tom Tavella, Landscape Architect and Urban Design professional in CT

4) Rob Sibley & Bob Mitchell, Town of Newtown Land use & Public Building Sites

5) Shavaun Towers, Landscape Architect in Guilford, CT 
No budget has been established at present. The memorial will be financed by the Newtown Municipal Government and private contributions.
To create a permanent memorial that honors and remembers the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. This tragic event received world-wide coverage as one of the most horrific events of gun violence in recent history. The design is to recognize the sensitive nature of this memorial, which should take into account the survivors of this event.

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