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On March 25, 2019, the Town selected seven landscape design firms out of fifteen amazing teams that responded to the Request for Qualification as part of the Reimagine Creek Park design competition.Unlike traditional design competitions, which often require detailed and extensive design and technical solutions, the focus of the Reimagine Creek Park Design Competition has been to generate conceptual solutions that are most attuned and responsive to the needs and goals of the community. Submittal requirements are simpler, focusing on larger concept ideas that create a project vision for reimagining Creek Park in a clear, understandable way.The following design teams submitted their conceptual designs on May 8:April Philips Design Works – San RafaelApril Philips Design Works is an award-winning landscape architecture firm that designs and crafts gracious outdoor living spaces that connect people with nature. Design Matters. Nature Matters. Humanity Matters. Dilworth Elliot Studio – San FranciscoDilworth Eliot Studio (DBA DE+) provides architecture and design for the built environment. We believe that enhancing our individual clients’ aspirations is primary, and therefore our value in creating appropriate solutions will take many forms. The most successful design solutions are created through diverse and productive partnerships, which render our clients and colleagues genuine collaborators.For the Reimagine Creek Park competition, we are partnered with landscape architects Reed Gilliland, civil engineers Sherwood Design Engineers, and San Anselmo-base artist Bill Albright, all of who are critical collaborators who share our values and design sensibilities. Fletcher Studios – San FranciscoFletcher Studio is an innovative Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Planning collaborative. We believe people deserve to find value, meaning, and possibility in the places they encounter and occupy. Hood Design Studio – OaklandHood Design Studio, Inc. (HDS), founded in 1992 in Oakland, CA, is a social art and design practice. The studio’s practice is tripartite: art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. This breadth allows us to understand each place in its scale and context, and to respond, not with a standard design, but with an approach adaptive to the particulars and specifics of a space. We strengthen endemic patterns and practices both ecological and cultural, contemporary and historic, particularly those that remain unseen or unrecognized. Urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies. RHAA – Mill ValleyRHAA is a landscape architecture and design practice grounded in the spirit of place, ecological systems, cultural patterns, artistic expression and community desires. Our projects are found worldwide, but our headquarters and practice are deeply rooted in Marin. SWA Group – San FranciscoSWA is a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm, with studios worldwide. We partner with clients to create vibrant places that are ecologically resilient, aesthetically compelling, and socially beneficial. Terrain Studio – OaklandTerrain Studio is an award winning Bay Area-based landscape architecture firm that strives to create places that inspire people while regenerating the natural environment, and promoting social and economic vibrancy. What’s Next:The Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is now working to select at least three of the concept designs to move on in the competition, these will be voted on at the next CAC meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Town Council Chambers. All seven of the concept boards will be on display at that meeting. Those finalists will present their concepts at a Town Council meeting on May 28, 2019.The selection of the winning design firm & concept will be made by the Town Council based on the CAC evaluations and the finalists’ presentations. The winner will be announced on June 25, 2019, at the Town Council meeting.The public is encouraged to attend the meetings – all are open to the public.For more information, please visit the project website: http://reimaginecreekpark.com/