Since our founding in 1995, the Design Trust has solicited project proposals from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and community groups through an open Request for Proposals (RFP). For the first time in our history, in 2014 we opened up our RFP to individuals in addition to government agencies, nonprofit organizations and community groups.
We've completed "The Energetic City: Connectivity in the Public Realm," our 2014 RFP to seed and develop projects that address the concept of connectivity in the public realm. You can read the full RFP, The Energetic City: Connectivity in the Public Realm," by clicking the download link at right. We received over 90 submissions. Click here to read about the winners.
The semi-finalists were (in alphabetical oder):
Selection Jury: Theodore S. Berger, Paul Herzan, Kemi Ilesanmi, Natalie Jeremijenko, Jeff Merrit, Damon Rich and Tim Tompkins
Selected Partners: Jane Greengold with the support of New York City Housing Authority, The New York City Department of Housing, Preservation & Development, Queens Museum and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Staten Island Arts
Selection Jury: Vishaan Chakrabarti, Candace Damon, Kitty Hawks, Tom Jost, Andy Stone
Selected Project: Sustainable New York City
Selection Jury: Deborah Berke, Maxine Griffith, Signe Nielsen
Selected Projects: Implementing the High Performance Building Guidelines; Housing and Open Space
Selection Jury: DD Allen, Deborah Berke, David Childs, Louise Harpman, Lionel McIntyre, Daniel Rose
Selected Projects: High Performance Building Guidelines; Mapping Early African American Settlements; Intermodal Transfer Improvement Project