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Tacoma Art Museum narrows down list of plaza designers

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
June 29, 2009 5:26 pm

The call to redesign Tacoma Art Museum’s plaza and perimeter garnered 95 submissions. And now TAM has winnowed those down to six design firms, it announced today.

Submissions for the $3 million project were received by individuals and firms from Tacoma to New York.

The shortlist of finalists are BCRA (Tacoma), the design team led by E. Cobb Architects (Seattle), Johnson Architecture and Planning LLC (Seattle), Mith┼źn (Seattle), NBBJ (Seattle), and Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen & Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture (Seattle).

The museum wanted the proposals to address landscape, art and signage elements to increase visibility and approachability.

The museum’s Plaza Redesign Task Force reviewed the submissions and determined the finalists. Task Force chair Steve Barger said, "The submissions showed impressive creativity and a wide variety of approaches. The selection process was arduous. We now look forward to meeting the finalists for interviews on July 9."

TAM will announce a finalist sometime this fall.

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