Vancouver firm a finalist in the Whatcom Art & Children’s Museum design competition

The winner of the architectural design competition for the new Whatcom Art and Children’s Museum in Bellingham, Washington, will be announced on January 29, 2005. Three renowned architectural firms were selected as finalists in the design competition in October:

1. Nick Milkovich Architects, Inc. with Arthur Erickson or Vancouver, BC
2. Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. of Boston, MA with Donnelly Architects of Seattle, WA
3. Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects of Seattle, WA and Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture

Models and drawings from the three teams will be on public display from January 12-30 in the Rotunda Room of the Whatcom Museum at 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, Washington. On. January 29, each team will present its vision, design concept and plans to the Design Competition Jury. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

A panel of nine jurors will meet and deliver their recommendation on the winning design before the end of the day. The panel includes Norman Pfeiffer, Principal, Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Lost Angeles, CA Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and founder of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates of New York and Los Angeles, along with Richard Haag, Principal, Richard Haag and Associates, Seattle, WA Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects (FSLA), designer of Gas Works Park in Seattle and founder of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington.

For more information about the Art and Children’s Museum Design Competition, visit the Museum Design Competition page of the BWPFD website at