January 31, 2006
by Canadian Architect
The Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority (RA) is conducting a national urban design competition focusing on Suitland Manor: the largest community rebuilding effort in Prince George’s County to date. Suitland is located in Maryland, approximately three miles from Washington, DC. RA is seeking a creative design proposal that could be used as a blueprint for future redevelopment at the Suitland Manor site. Open to all design and development professionals, as well as college students, the goal is to create a design that incorporates a vision for the future of Suitland Manor.
The 33-acre project area consists of marginal commercial businesses and deteriorating multi-family structures. Existing conditions include 167 four-unit buildings, 19 townhouses, and 12 commercial buildings. New housing and an elementary school have been built adjacent to the site. Located inside the Beltway, the site is in walking distance from a Metro station and several government and cultural institutions.
The registration deadline is February 21, 2006 and the late registration deadline is February 28, 2006; May 1, 2006 is the submission deadline. $5,000 will be awarded as the first prize; $1,000 will be awarded to the first runner up; and $500 will be given to the second runner up. The fee for entering this competition is $25 for students; $100 for professionals; and $120 for late registration.
For more information, please visit www.goprincegeorgescounty.com/SuitlandContest