December 7, 2018

RED SQUARE – Design Ideas Competition (Winter 2019)

The Landscape Architecture department is excited to announce an opportunity for all CBE students to hone their design skills in an ideas competition to Re-Imagine Red Square.  The Landscape Architecture Department is hosting and managing the competition in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Capital Planning and Development beginning in early January.

There are two early rounds to the project that are internal to the LA department, but the final round will be open to students across the CBE.

Round 01: Completed this term with students from Landscape Architecture collecting information and documenting observations of Red Square – its history, use and how it is perceived by students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Round 02: The initial activity in Winter term is structured for LA students to participate in a weekend-long design charrette the first weekend of Winter quarter.  The work from Rounds 01 and 02 will be displayed in Gould Court and available online following the charrette.

Round 03: The final stage is a ten-week long design ideas competition from January 25 – April 7 open to all CBE students. Students will form multi-disciplinary teams of 3-5 students and up to 6 teams will be selected to participate in the competition. Team prizes will be awarded with 1st place receiving $5,000 in scholarship funds. There is also potential for 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

The Provost is particularly excited to engage CBE students in thinking about how Red Square can be become a more dynamic and inviting space.

More information is available on the attached announcement.  Full charrette and competition briefs, submission requirements, jury members and registration information will be provided at the start of winter quarter.

If you are interested in being involved or have questions, please email me, julie parrett (parrettj@uw.edu) or Ken Yocom (kyocom@uw.edu)