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Opportunities: RFP—Concepts for Restoration of Halprin’s Heritage Plaza

ASLA’s Opportunities and Events page provides users with the latest information on everything from conferences and meetings to calls for papers, requests for qualifications, consulting opportunities, and competitions. Below, a conceptual challenge in Forth Worth, Texas.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc., in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Texas, invites qualified landscape architects and other related consultant services to submit preliminary conceptual designs for the restoration improvements necessary to reopen Heritage Plaza.

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Heritage Plaza was designed by renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin as the City of Fort Worth’s contribution to the bicentennial of the United States. The plaza is located on the top of the bluff overlooking the Trinity River and serves as the gateway from Downtown Fort Worth to Heritage Park, the Trinity Trails, and Panther Island.

At 34 years of age, the plaza has curable issues related to landscape and electrical and mechanical systems for fountains and lighting. Minor structural repairs are also needed. In 2009, Heritage Plaza was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, the plaza was closed in April 2007.

Proposals must include two conceptual designs: One design must address the plaza and plaza entry without operating fountains, and the second design must include the plaza and plaza entry with operating fountains.
For more information on this unique opportunity and the complete Request for Proposals, visit

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