An OPPORTUNITY to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza
Congratulations to Team Perkins Eastman, selected as the winner of the competition to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza!
In the spring of 2017, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, in collaboration with SFMTA’s accessibility and accessibility upgrades project, launched a design competition to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza as a redesigned public gathering space that truly honors Harvey Milk and the LGBT civil rights movement.
“We are excited to share these three finalists who represent very distinct design approaches that re-envision this important public space. Recognizing the important role of the community, two community meetings were held back in January to kick-off this redesign effort. We then took that input and folded it into the design brief and now we see the community's ideas present in the shortlisted designs," stated Andrea Aiello, President of the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza and Executive Director of Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District.
“We received an overwhelming response from talented design teams to the call to redesign and reimagine the space at the corner of Castro and Market Streets. The submissions illustrated the social and environmental challenges in this important LGBT and civil rights memorial and public gathering space,” says Jennifer Jones, CAE, IOM, Executive Director of AIASF.
On October 31, 2017, the design team led by Perkins Eastman was selected as the winner of the design competition to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza.