Urban Lab is currently hosting a three-stage public design competition called “Off the Rails”, open to artists, landscape architects, architects, urban planners, designers, and students.
Teams and individuals are invited to submit visionary designs which address the interface between the BNSF Railroad right-of-way the the public streetscape along the Mason Street Downtown Corridor in Fort Collins, Colorado.
A distinguished panel of judges will award the top designs with cash prizes of $3,000, $1,500 and $500.
The purpose of the competition is to provide designers, planners, and citizens an opportunity to create compelling design concepts for this unique urban condition that enhance the streetscape and address the aesthetic, social, multi-modal transportation, and related safety issues for the segment of the Mason Street corridor along the BNSF Railroad that runs from Laurel Street to Mulberry Street (approximately a quarter mile). Individuals and teams are invited to offer their solutions for the improvement of the streetscape from sidewalk to sidewalk – excluding the railroad easement.
The three winners will be selected from six finalists by a distinguished panel of judges that includes Hansy Better Barraza, Ed Goodman, Walter Hood, and Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell.
Off The Rails 2016 Competition Entry Fees
- Professional – individual or team ($75)
- Student – individual or team ($25)