green|spaces Announces Winners Of Low Impact Development Design Competition

Monday, July 14, 2014

For the past four months, teams made up of the area’s top architects, engineers, and designers have been working to develop and integrate green infrastructure into four sites around Chattanooga as part of the Resource Rain Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge. On Friday night, their hard work paid off. More than $55,000 in prize money was awarded to the teams who developed solutions for three sites in Chattanooga.

First Place Broad Street: $10,000 - W.M. Whitaker & Associates, GenSyntec & Garth Brown Designs
Second Place Broad Street: $3,000 - Stantec
Third Place Broad Street: $1,000 - LDA Engineering & Ross Fowler

First Place Cherokee Blvd: $10,000 - ARCADIS
Second Place Cherokee Blvd: $3,000 - Farmer|Morgan & Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative
Third Place Cherokee Blvd: $1,000 - Kennon|Calhoun, Ragan Smith, URS

First Place Bonny Oaks Drive: $10,000 - Kennon|Calhoun, Ragan Smith, URS

First Place Northgate Mall: $10,000 - Derthick, Henley & Wilkerson, March Adams & Casey Neal Landscape
Second Place Northgate Mall: $3,000 - Volkert & Neuhoff Taylor

People’s Choice: $2,000 - Derthick, Henley & Wilkerson, March Adams & Casey Neal Landscape

Resource Rain, green|spaces and the City of Chattanooga hosted the final presentation and awards ceremony for the competition at Loose Cannon Studios on last Thursday.

Judges selected the first, second and third place winners, and the public selected the People's Choice Award of $2,000.

LID Design entrants focused their projects on conservation of natural resources, development of practical designs and incorporation of urban design and traditional neighborhood development. They included LID and green infrastructure practices as the preferred method of managing stormwater, and complied with the new standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that go into effect December 2014. Specifically, Challenge entrants were asked to utilize the City of Chattanooga’s storm water management practices as a guide for their designs.

The competition was sponsored by the Lyndhurst Foundation, River City Company, city of Chattanooga, Regional Planning Agency, green|spaces, Hamilton County Water Quality Department, Tennessee Stormwater Association, AquaShield and Belgard.

For more information about Resource Rain and the competition, visit greenspaceschattanooga.com.

Additionally, green|spaces announced the recipients of their Excellence Awards.

First Place: $10,000 - Crash Pad
Second Place: $2,000- Jarnigan Medical Center
Third Place $1,000 - Fairmount Avenue Townhomes


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