Just as Downtown Los Angeles is becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting urban centers in America, our goal is for Pershing Square to be one of the top destinations in Southern California.

In September we invited design firms from around the world to compete to be selected as our design partner in re-envisioning Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park in the heart of DTLA, into the city’s town square. According to our Executive Director: “Their challenge isn’t to win awards; it’s to win over hearts. More than anything else, these groups need to focus on the experiences their design will inspire and the memories the Square will create.”

On April 28, 2016, the 4 finalists for the Pershing Square Renew design competition presented their proposals for re-invisioning Pershing Square. Watch the finalists live presentations here:

 

Agence Ter and Team:

 

James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher and Partners:

 

SWA | Morphosis

 

wHY + Civitas

The 4 Finalists:

Design Competition Documents

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TIMELINE

Phase 01: Request for Qualification

  • September 08, 2015
  • Release Phase 01: Request For Qualification
  • September 16, 2015:
  • Optional Pre-proposal Meeting (9-10AM, Location: Nation Builder: 520 S Grand Ave, 2nd floor)
  • September 25, 2015:
  • Deliverable: Letter of Intent
  • September 30, 2015:
  • Question and Answer Period Closed
  • October 06, 2015:
  • Deliverable: Qualifications Submittal

Phase 02: Request for Proposals

  • October 27, 2015:
  • Shortlist notified.
  • Release Phase 02: Request for Proposals
  • November 17, 2015:
  • Deliverable: Proposal Submittal
  • December 07-11, 2015:
  • Conduct Team Interviews in Los Angeles (tentatively)
  • December 11, 2015:
  • Community Exhibition (tentatively)

Phase 03: Competition

  • December 18, 2015:
  • Finalists notified.
  • Release final Phase 03: Competition Guidelines
  • January 11, 2016:
  • Mandatory Competition Kick-off Meeting
  • February 01-05, 2016:
  • One-on-one team meetings
  • April 6, 2016:
  • Teams submit their proposals for review
  • April 28, 2016:
  • Public event where the 4 finalists present their ideas
  • May 2-9, 2016:
  • Public outreach–Tell us what you think of the proposals
  • May 12, 2016:
  • Competition Winner Announced