KSB Launches Design Competition for Intersection Beautification Project

Scottsdale, AZ – Keep Scottsdale Beautiful (KSB) has set forth a student-based competition designed to beautify the corner of Greenway Hayden Loop and Frank Lloyd Wright. The project will pair a talented student team with an accomplished public artist to transform the barren intersection into a community point of pride. It will have a significant impact on Scottsdale residents and visitors for generations to come.

Student teams are asked to stretch their knowledge as they explore design elements that emphasize sustainability, environmental protection and durability while researching repurposed and recycled materials that can accommodate the constraints of the site. Two years in the works, the project demands imagination of the space and a cohesive design with site-specific elements.  The selected team will work alongside a public artist to create the final site plan.

“This intersection project is a great opportunity for students to take their creative vision and make it a reality. Scottsdale Public Art’s participation adds a mentoring element most students will never experience,” said Chris Irish, KSB project coordinator. “This is a dynamic area of our city. More than 600,000 people flock to this area each year for the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament. About 65,000 vehicles traverse this intersection daily, giving the completed project significant visibility. ”

Students must register to apply by May 15, 2019 and the deadline for final submission of application documents is June 15, 2019.  For project application and specifications, please click here. This project would not be possible without the support of Scottsdale Public Art, City of Scottsdale, Central Arizona Project, Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Bureau of Reclamation and Waste Management.

Keep Scottsdale Beautiful (KSB) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization and registered affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to engage the community in service to promote a clean, green and sustainable Scottsdale. KSB’s pillars are: Beautify public places – Reduce, reuse, recycle – Educate the public – Protect the environment – Help fellow citizens. To learn how you can take action, visit keepscottsdalebeautiful.org. Follow us on Facebook.

Contact: Chris Irish
Phone: 480-710-9584