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Design Futurist Student Award Submission

The Pioneer Park Project, a citizen volunteer group focused on improving and maintaining the landscape surrounding Coit Tower, is interested in updating the plantings surrounding the tower and along the park’s trails and green spaces to better celebrate the unique character of the site and highlight the climate, topography, and flora of the region at an intimate scale.

Your goal is to develop a planting plan that maximizes opportunities for urban wildlife, embraces principles of sustainability, promotes biodiversity, and incorporates local materials and resources where possible. Using existing garden beds and planting areas, incorporate the aesthetic (color, line, form, texture), sensorial (touch, sight, sound, smell), and ecological (biodiversity, sustainability, resiliency) properties of plants to design spaces directly connected to the functions and qualities of the park and its local ecology.

Student’s residence or current college level program must be within the Pacific Region, defined here as: California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Hawai’i, Alaska, and Baja California.

Upload format: Suggested 3 digital presentation images/boards. 

Content of digital presentation images/boards should include:


> Plant List including species and cultivar when available

> Annotated Illustrative Site Plan

> 1 x Key Concept Section

> Views x 3 (Perspectives, 3D Views, Axonometric)

> Additional Cover Image


Specifications for uploads:

JPEG only (do not submit PNG)

Image quality should be minimum of 1200 pixels / 300 dots per inch (dpi)

Images may include photographs, graphics, or drawings the designer(s) feel best demonstrates selected themes. 

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