On May 11, 2016, a jury of five experts in the fields of arts, engineering and public spaces, deliberated together under the excellent guidance of Sally Truss, as chair, and Michelle, the representative of the City of Calgary Parks Dept.
Nulli Identity Solution Architects provided the boardroom meeting space, Sunnyside Natural Market donated soda and organic fruit and veggies, and Sidewalk Citizen Bakery baked wonderful pizza and cookies for the hard working jurors (who worked through lunch). Water for Riley is so grateful to all for the donations of time and space and goods and services.
The result is that three student designs are short listed. The jury’s decision for the short list was based on criteria such as accessibility of design and overall esthetics. Because the designers were students, the experienced jury members made excellent comments on each of the short listed designs.
Those three designs will go for technical review. The professionals at IBI Group will report on how feasible, durable, functional, affordable, and conforming to best industry standards the designs are. That report will be available sometime this summer, depending on the complexity of the review.
The short list will be announced at a special free festival on 18 June, at 10:30 AM. Join us and 20 local artists on Neighbour Day at our sponsor Framed on Fifth
. 1207 5th Ave NW, between 10 AM and 5 PM.
After we have the IBI Group report to guide the jury in its final deliberation and decision, the jury will select the one design to be constructed. We won’t have a date for the final jury meeting until we receive the IBI Group report.
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