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, we have opened up our RFP to individuals in addition to government agencies, nonprofit organizations and community groups.
This year, we launched "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.
The submission deadline was Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm EST. All applicants will be notified of their status by July 1, 2014. Finalists will be presented to the selection jury on July 30th. A public presentation to announce the winners will take place that evening.
Design Trust Selection Jury:
"The Energetic City" is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Seed funding for the selected projects has been generously provided by the following Founder's Circle members: Agnes Gund, Kitty Hawks, Sophia W. Healy, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Camila Pastor & Stephen Maharam, and Kelly Posner.
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