Detroit DIA Plaza Landscape Competition


Sponsors: Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit
Type: Open, RfQ, three-stage
Location: Midtown Detroit Cultural District
Eligibility: Licensed Landscape architects/architects, urban designers

Fee: none
Compensation and process:
At the close of stage 2, three finalists will be selected to submit proposals in stage three. Upon submission, each finalist will receive US$35,000
30 April 2018 – Deadline for EOI
23 April 2018 – Q&A deadline
7 January 2019 – Final submission deadline
• Julie Bargmann, Associate Professor Landscape Design, University of Virginia | Founder & Principal, D.I.R.T. Studio
• Maurice Cox, Urban Planning Director | City of Detroit
• William Gilchrist, Planning and Building Director, City of Oakland, California
• Jonathan Massey, Dean, Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
• Cara McCarty, Curatorial Director, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
• Dr. Juanita Moore, CEO | Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
• Mario Moore, Artist
• Richard Rogers, President | College for Creative Studies

Design challenge
“The DIA and MDI are seeking a design team to lead a collaborative planning process for a campus that will foster the development of community, culture, and democracy. Our partners recognize that community-driven improvement of public spaces is powerful work and extends beyond just the immediate campus of the DIA and must create connections into the whole cultural district and neighborhoods in Detroit to be successful.
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