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Friday, September 11, 2015

Gallaudet International Design Competition Community Forum 9/14

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Screenshot from the competition website

Gallaudet has launched an International Design Competition for their 6th Street gateway. Although the competition will undoubtedly attract notable designers and architects, the University also wants input and ideas from the larger surrounding community. Read the letter below from architect Hansel Bauman for more details.

Dear Neighbors:
Have you ever walked by the corner of 6th Street and Florida Avenue on the Gallaudet side and wished it was a more open and inviting space? It soon will be- Gallaudet is pleased to announce that on September 2nd, 2015, an International Design Competition for Gallaudet University’s new 6th Street gateway was launched. This new gateway will physically open up the campus to our surrounding neighbors—you—and create opportunities for new relationships. 
The International Design Competition will illuminate the exciting potential that Gallaudet University and its neighbors have to offer, and will bring in world-class designers and architects to collaborate with us to create a one-of-a-kind place. We want you to be a part of this transformation. 
Our community-wide forum for the competition will be on Monday, September 14th, 2015, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Peikoff Alumni House, Gallaudet University. Please come to learn more about the competition, the impact, and the various ways you can contribute. More information can be found on the competition website
Onward,
Hansel Bauman
Campus Architect
Office of Campus Design and Planning
You can submit your ideas through a page on the competition website. Submissions are accepted in a variety of formats, including photographs, sketches, written word and video. From the website:

Your ideas will be assessed by an expert team at Gallaudet and MRC. The best contributors will have their names and ideas featured in the design requirements and will be invited to participate in Design Events
You can download the campus map if you need it. Peikoff Alumni House is in section B2 of the map.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't make this. Anyone have info to share on the presentation and how the community can be involved?