FoCSP is thrilled to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic designer BlueCadet, and civil and traffic engineers Sebago Technics. Design work is expected to begin in August or September of this year.
After the interviews and public forum presentations & surveys, the five members of the selection committee were impressed by WRT’s innovative and inclusive public engagement process, creative designs and use of green infrastructure, multi-disciplinary team composition, and respect for the placemaking work our community has done to date.
WRT’s work will include developing a schematic design for the entire Congress Square, in coordination with an artist who will create a concept for public art. Learn more about WRT and their past projects @ wrtdesign.com.
The artist selection for the public art commission is still under review; finalists for the public art will be announced in June and those artists will be invited to give a public presentation on August 8th.
More info about the Congress Square Redesign Project can be found on the City’s website @ portlandmaine.gov.