RiverWalk West Design Competition: Connecting People, Communities and Nature

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The City of Calgary is pleased to announce the first stage of the RiverWalk West Design Competition, the Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ), is now open and accepting applications. Calgary’s RiverWalk pathway system connects pedestrians and cyclists through the heart of the city and to our beloved Bow River. The time has come to redevelop the next segment, creating a continuous, world-class active modes connection linking Fort Calgary to the west end of downtown. This exciting project, known as RiverWalk West, presents a unique challenge for eligible designers and engineers to develop creative solutions that complete the downtown river promenade.

With the two-stage competition format, participants will first compete in a Request for Prequalification (RFPQ) to become one of up to five (5) shortlisted teams. These shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium to complete a design concept in the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. The shortlisted concepts will be shared for public input and reviewed by a jury of industry experts to select the winning concept. To be eligible for prequalification, teams must include a full member registered and in good standing with the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA). The team’s lead Landscape Architect must be registered, accredited and in good standing with a recognized association with the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

For more information on the RiverWalk West Design Competition, check out the official RFPQ posting. Deadline to apply is June 2, 2023.

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