Professional Practice

Changing Course Competition Seeks Innovative Design Solutions

Date: 9/25/2013 - 10/25/2013

Type: Competitions / Awards

Location(s): US


A “Request for Qualifications” for Changing Course, a paid design competition aimed at creating innovative solutions for the Lower Mississippi River Delta, has been issued by its Leadership Team comprised of key local and national stakeholders.

The Changing Course competition, with the support and participation of the State of Louisiana and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seeks to develop approaches that demonstrate how, over time, the Mississippi River’s water and sediment can be used to maximize rebuilding of Delta wetlands in areas adjacent to the River below New Orleans and continue to meet the needs of navigation, flood protection and coastal industries and communities.

This development of new approaches, which may include suggestions for new alignments for the lower River, is directly responsive to needs identified in Louisiana’s 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.

Changing Course invites teams of prominent engineers, coastal scientists, planners, landscape architects and designers to respond to the competition RFQ, due October 25, 2013. Successful entrants will be invited to a forum, held in New Orleans in January 2014. Resulting visions from the competition will be vetted by technical experts, stakeholder and community interests, and the public.

Registration requested by October 4, 2013.

For full details, download the RFQ:


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