The NoMa Parks Foundation has announced the 10 finalists for the NoMa Underpass Design Competition. A distinguished group of artists, architects, lighting designers, and landscape architects representing three countries and seven cities across the United States have been selected. The finalists will be given an honorarium to further develop their conceptual designs to transform four underpasses into safe, inspiring and beautiful spaces:
Final designs will be presented to the community in October. With community feedback in hand, the jury will select the winners by year-end. Installation of the winning designs will begin in 2015. The project is a partnership between the NoMa Parks Foundation, the District of Columbia government, WMATA, and Amtrak.
Thank you to the hundreds of artists and designers who submitted for the NoMa Underpass Competition. We received 248 submissions from 14 countries and throughout the US, as well as 32 submissions from local District of Columbia artists! Congratulations to the 10 finalists who have advanced. Those moving into the finalist process will receive an honorarium of $5,000 for the development and support of a final design.
Deadline for RFQ : May 9, 2014
RFQ Review: Mid- to late May
Notification of Semi-Finalist Selection: Late May to Mid-June
RFP Request issued to semi-finalists: June 2014
RFP Proposal Deadline: July 15, 2014
Finalists Selected: July 2014
Honoraria awarded: August 2014
Receipt of Final Design Proposals: October 2014
Designs Presented to Community: October 2014
Selection of Final Designs: October 2014
Presentation of Designs to Community: October 2014
For questions regarding the RFP, please contact: Carrie Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-222-2200 ext. 103.
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For questions regarding the RFQ, please contact: Carrie Cook at email@example.com or at 215-222-2200 Ext. 103
The NoMa Parks Foundation would like to thank the D.C. Government for providing funding for the Underpass Design Competition. Funding for the construction of the winning installations is provided through the $50 million dollar capital grant provided to the NoMa Parks Foundation. We would also like to thank the following organizations who have played a vital role in the coordination of the RFQ and RFP: DC Office of Planning, Amtrak, DDOT, WMATA, DPR and DGS.