• Three American and one British team selected to progress to the competition’s final stage
• Fifty-one multi-disciplinary teams (comprising 320 architectural firms, consultants and specialists) respond to call for submissions
• Thirteen semi-finalist teams highly-commended
Gallaudet University today [October 15, 2015] announced the finalists for the second stage of the Gallaudet University International Design Competition.
The two-stage design competition seeks an outstanding multi-disciplinary design team to create a new campus gateway and redefine the university’s urban edge as a vibrant, mixed use, creative and cultural district.
The teams shortlisted for the project are (in alphabetical order with lead consultant first):
• Hall McKnight Architects with AECOM, Nomad RDC, Whybrow Wayfinding, L’Observatoire International, Dr Adams-Costa, and Patrick Cullina (UK)
• Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd., with Richard Burck Associates, Landscape Architecture Bureau, Bohler Engineering, Small Design Firm, Tillotson Design Associates, Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc, Pentagram, Jensen Hughes Associates, Buro Happold, Tarek Atoui and Jacob Shamberg (US)
• Marvel Architects with Quennell Rothschild Partners, ARUP, Local Projects, James Lima Planning + Development, Future/City, Jim Conti Light Design, Doyle Partners, Tom Fruin (US)
• MASS Design Group with Jeffrey Mansfield, DLR Group, TENxTEN, Small Stuff, Urban Ingenuity, Integral Group, Wendy Jacobs, Michael Gulliver, Chisato Minamimura and Sarah Pickthall (US)
The selection panel – which included representatives of the competition jury, Gallaudet University, the project’s development partner, The JBG Companies, and competition organizers Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) – selected the final four multidisciplinary teams from a pool of fifty-one submissions, comprising 320 architectural practices, consultants and specialists. Thirteen teams were highly commended for the excellence of their work.
Hansel Bauman, Campus Architect, Executive Director, Campus Design and Planning, Gallaudet University, said:
“We were delighted that there was such a high level of interest on an international scale in this project. The four finalists demonstrated an appreciation of Gallaudet as a unique institution of bilingual learning as well as an understanding of the nuances associated with different ways of addressing spatial awareness through a deaf lens. It is truly a revolutionary approach to how we construct the world around us. We look forward to the next phase of the competition.”
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