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National Parks Now Competition: Submit Your Ideas to Reshape the National Parks Visitor Experience!October 10th, 2014

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In celebration of its centennial in 2016, the National Park Service has teamed up with the Van Alen Institute to launch National Parks Now, a competition that seeks design strategies for a more modernized National Parks experience. Open to multidisciplinary teams of young professionals, the competition highlights four parks in the Northeast Region: the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (Paterson, NJ), a historic birthplace of American textile manufacturing; Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, NY), the estate of President Theodore Roosevelt; Steamtown National Historic Site (Scranton, PA), one of the world’s most important monuments to the steam locomotive; and the Weir Farm National Historic Site (Ridgefield, CT), the summer estate of the artist Julian Alden Weir. Four teams—one for each park site—will be selected to receive a $15,000 stipend each to participate in a six-month, collaborative research and design process that explores the themes of region, engagement, narrative, and place. At the conclusion of this phase, one team will be selected to receive an additional $10,000 to create a prototype for one of their strategies, which will be implemented at their site in summer of 2015.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
October 10th, 2014

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
October 30th, 2014

LINK:
http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/competition/national-parks-now/

AWARD/PRIZE

Four teams—one for each park site—will be selected to receive a $15,000 stipend each to participate in a six-month, collaborative research and design process that explores the themes of region, engagement, narrative, and place. At the conclusion of this phase, one team will be selected to receive an additional $10,000 to create a prototype for one of their strategies, which will be implemented at their site in summer of 2015.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Multidisciplinary teams are invited submit materials demonstrating their qualifications to participate in the six-month Research and Design Phase. Team leads must be early career professionals with professional degrees obtained within the last ten years. Additional team members are encouraged to be early career professionals in their respective areas of expertise. Teams are encouraged to apply with an academic partner that could incorporate the challenges of the competition into studios, independent studies, or other education programs.

Please visit www.vanalen.org/nationalparksnow for a complete RFQ, including details on the submission process.

JURY

Glen Cummings, Partner, MTWTF

Fred Dust, Partner, IDEO

Mark Hansen, Director, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University School of Journalism

David van der Leer, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute

Setha Low, Professor, Ph.D. programs in Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

William Morrish, Dean, Parsons School of Constructed Environments

Kate Orff, Partner, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture

Hunter Tura, President and CEO, Bruce Mau Design

Linda Cook, Superintendent, Weir Farm National Historic Site

Shaun Eyring, Chief, Resource Planning and Compliance, Northeast Region, National Park Service

Barbara Pollarine, Chief, Interpretation, Education, and Partnership Development, Northeast Region, National Park Service

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