Join members of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy leadership team as they announce the winner of the West Riverfront Park Design Competition during a 10 a.m. press conference on Tuesday, April 10 in the GM Wintergarden at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. 

The competition launched in June of last year, and drew immediate interest nationally and internationally from leading landscape architects and design professionals. After receiving 22 responses to the request for qualifications and shortlisting eight teams for interviews, four teams were then selected as finalists. Soon, there will be one.

The final four firms in the competition include:

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle whose notable projects include the National Museum of African America History and Culture (Washington, DC) and the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago.

Hood Design Studio (HDS), a cultural practice based in Oakland, California whose notable projects include the de Young Museum Gardens in San Francisco and the Coastlines in Wilmington, California.

James Corner Field Operations, a landscape architecture, public realm and urban design firm based in New York City whose notable projects include the High Line in New York and South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), a landscape architecture firm based in Brooklyn, New York whose notable projects include Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn and Maggie Daley Park in Chicago.

Can’t make it to the press conference, but interested in learning the name of the winner?  Visit our facebook page for a live stream of the press conference.