Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition


The City of Kansas City is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks, a 15,000 acre predominantly rural area in the Northland of Kansas City that is projected to house up to 75,000 people over the next 20+ years.

Professional designs will be selected through a competitive process. Three winning concepts will be selected and awarded prizes totaling $24,000. Student teams are also encouraged to apply and will be considered for the overall awards and for a student-only Honorary Mention.

Entries must include an overall linear park conceptual design and illustrations of the four different design scenario conditions, as described within the competition briefing book. Up to three teams will be selected as winning teams and will present their proposals at a public event in Kansas City with the City, stakeholders and general public. The City will offer $24,000 in total prize awards, to be distributed evenly between the selected winning teams. One student submission will also be selected for Honorary Mention. Design proposals will be used to shape and inspire a new linear park and development in Twin Creeks.

Competition Jury:

  • Amanda Burden, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • Amber Hackett Crosby, Commissioner, KCMO Parks Board
  • Philip Enquist, Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
  • John Fierro, CEO, Mattie Rhodes Center
  • Robin Ganser, Principal, Coen + Partners
  • Mark McHenry, Director, KCMO Parks and Recreation Department
  • Aaron Schmidt, Asst Gen Manager of Planning and Construction, Hunt Midwest
  • Alicia Stephens, Executive Director, Platte County Economic Development Council
  • Michael Vance Toombs, Director, Storytellers Inc.

Find out more at the Twin Creek Design Competition website. 


WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is NOT involved with the Twin Creeks Design Competition.



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