Freshkills Park, Spring 2011

We would like to present a sneak preview of the 2012 LAGI design competition for Freshkills Park in New York City by posting the supporters and jurors that we have commitments from so far. We are still creating new partnerships, so we’ll be updating this list throughout the autumn. But we’re hearing from many people who want to see more information about next year’s competition, so we thought we’d post this update here and extend our thanks to those who have pledged their support so far.

The competition will open in early January of 2012 for registration and design materials & information downloads, and submissions will close in early July of 2012. More information will be coming soon and will all be available at

Prize award money of $20,000 has been committed and shall be awarded per the determination of the jury.

Jury members include:

  • Bjarke Ingels, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Dr. Henry Kelly, Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jean Gardner, Associate Professor of Social Ecological History, Parsons New School, School of Constructed Environments
  • Public Design Commission of the City of New York
  • Patricia Watts & Amy Lipton, ecoartspace
  • Melanie Cohn, Executive Director, Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island
  • Staten Island Economic Development Corporation
  • And thank you to our institutional supporters and partners, which include:

  • New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
  • Freshkills Park
  • Institute for Urban Design
  • Zayed University
  • The Horne Family Foundation