Movement on Main Shortlist announced

Movement on Main Design Competition has announced the shortlist of teams for a unique and innovative street redesign will create a new public gathering place that encourages the community to engage in their neighborhood’s emergent creative life through a variety of movement and new technologies.

The five selected teams selected are lead by

Marpillero Pollak Architects

peg office of landscape + architecture

Coen + Partners, Inc.

King and King Architects

Stoss Landscape Urbanism

“Legacy cities like Syracuse are ripe for innovative approaches to urbanism and landscape.  Movement on Main looks to leverage these unique opportunities to re-think civic life, and the ways in which technology and public health can have positive and catalytic effects.  We’re glad to have this opportunity to work with the community and the various city agencies to imagine new possibilities for the Near Westside.” Chris Reed | Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism

MOVEMENT ON MAIN seeks to elaborate on the street’s role as an agent of social and recreational life.  This unique and innovative street redesign will create a new public gathering place that encourages the community to engage in their neighborhood’s emergent creative life through a variety of movement, including, but not limited to: strolling, running, dancing, and bicycling.   The site for this competition is Wyoming Street and a selection of adjoining parcels.  Competitors will be asked to build on the green infrastructure work already planned for Wyoming Street, and explore new technologies that activate and engage, such as kinetic energy  applications, sensor driven musical pavers, movement activated lighting, and public “exergames.”

Alvenas Bell
Near Westside Resident

Jennifer Colacicco
Rich & Gardner Construction Company

Thomas Dennison
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Program in Health Services Management and Policy
Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Marilyn Higgins
Vice President, Community Engagement & Economic Development
Syracuse University

Maarten Jacobs
Director, The Near Westside Initiative
Syracuse University

Brian Lonsway
Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture

Paul Nojaim
Chair, Near Westside Initiative

Marc Norman
Director, UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research, and Real Estate
Syracuse University School of Architecture

Andrew Maxwell
Director of Planning and Sustainability
City of Syracuse

Matthew Millea
Deputy County Executive for Physical Services
Onondaga County

Jeffrey Pauline
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Richard Weller
Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Pennsylvania


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