Changing Course Competition Seeks Innovative Design Solutions
9/25/2013 - 10/25/2013
Competitions / Awards
“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
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
Registration requested by October 4, 2013.
For full details,
download the RFQ: http://www.changingcourse.us/