The American Institute of Architects announced this week that the Master Plan for the Central Delaware has received national acclaim with a 2012 Institute Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design. This master plan transforms six miles of the Delaware River waterfront in Center City Philadelphia, based on the Civic Vision which was prepared through an extensive public engagement planning process. The goal of the plan is to provide a practical implementation strategy for the phasing and funding of public realm enhancements to the waterfront, including the locations of parks, a variety of waterfront trails, and connections to existing upland neighborhoods. Specific zoning recommendations to shape private development as well as design guidelines for the public spaces are integral components of this project.
Congratulations to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the consulting team: Cooper Robertson & Partners (Team Leader and Urban Designer), KieranTimberlake (Architecture and Sustainability), OLIN (Landscape Architect), HR&A (Economics), Parsons Brinckerhoff (Transportation), Hurley Franks & Associates (Outreach), Urban Affairs Coalition (Wealth-Building), Toni L. Griffin (Waterfront Policy Advisor), KBE (Activation Programming), KS Engineers (Civil Engineer), CH Planning (Planning), BlankRome (Land Use Counsel), Kelly/Maiello (Supporting Architect), Emily Cooperman, Ph.D. (Historic Resources), Katherine Woodhouse-Beyer Ph.D. (Archeological Resources), Davis Langdon (Cost Estimator), Brooklyn Digital Foundry (Renderer).