Seattle Parks Foundation is sponsoring a forum – Reshaping Seattle’s Central Waterfront – with presentations by firms shortlisted for the role of lead designer.
The presentations will take place on Wednesday, September 15th, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm in Benaroya Hall’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, 200 University Street, downtown.
With the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle is poised to reclaim its Central Waterfront and reconnect our city to Elliott Bay. The City is now in the process of selecting a design and engineering team to engage the public in developing a dynamic and forward-looking design for the waterfront. As the first step, a range of local, national and international designers have submitted qualifications.
This presentation will be the public’s opportunity to hear the shortlisted designers present their skills, experience and approach to the project. Designers will answer questions from the public. A lead designer will be selected in part based on the quality of their presentation and ability to engage the public. The City will start the design process in October 2010.
This event is being sponsored by the Seattle Parks Foundation. To learn more about the project: www.seattle.gov/dpd/centralwaterfront, or visit Parks Facebook fan page – Seattle Central Waterfront.