Loop PDX Design Competition: the Finalists Present

Loop PDX is a design competition to bring to life Portland’s proposed Green Loop, a six-mile pedestrian/bike urban promenade linking the city’s east and west sides. On Monday April 18, four to five finalists will compete for $20,000 in prize money to further develop the winning scheme.

Developed by the UO John Yeon Center in collaboration with Design Week Portland and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Loop PDX competition drew 38 entries from top-notch local architects, urban designers, landscape architects, branding companies, and students, as well as competitors from abroad.

The finalists are selected by a National Design Jury comprised of Paula Scher, Pentagram; Gina Ford, Sasaki; Andrew Howard, Team Better Block; Michelle Delk, Snohetta; and Mike Lydon, Street Plans Collective.