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June 27, 2019

Mayor Wilson announces winners of On The River’s Edge Jordan River Parkway ideas competition

Dina Blaes - Email
Phone: (801) 865-7960

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT - Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today the winners of the ideas competition, On the River’s Edge.

 On The River’s Edge, an ideas competition, was launched in March and asked architects, planners and artists from across the nation to submit ideas that would reimaging what’s possible along a 3.5 miles stretch of the Jordan River Parkway in the heart of Salt Lake County.

Sixteen teams from California, Washington and throughout Utah submitted their ideas. A jury made up of eleven experts and elected officials chose the Jury Award Winner and five Innovation Awards in the areas of Activation, Connectivity, Conservation, Recreation and Economic Prosperity.

In addition, public voting for the People’s Choice Award ended at 10:00pm on June 25 with more than 1,398 votes cast.

Live + Work + Recreate won the Activation Innovation Award

This entry was a collaboration between SLC-based firms ArcSitio and AJC Architects. The team was led by Steven Gilbert with Bob Springmeyer. The team was awarded $2,500 in prize money donated by the Sorenson Impact Foundation.

Weave won the Connectivity Innovation Award

The SLC-based team from Blalock & Partners, includes Kevin Blalock, Brian Backe, Sean Baron, Chad Parker, Kelly Garfield, Dugan Frehner, Jennifer Lindley, Michael Budge, David Durfee and McKenna Drew. The team was awarded $2,500 in prize money donated by the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility.

Reimagine the River’s Edge won the Recreation Innovation Award

A partnership between SLC-based Landform Design Group and Amerherst(MA)-based Place Alliance NorthEast was awarded $2,500 in prize money donated by the Sorenson Impact Foundation. The team members included Jason King, Jeff Richardson, Derek Lamb, Benji Williamson and Becky Merkley, Sara Lawler, Andy Bohne & Jeffrey Dawson.

Jordan Rising won the Conservation Innovation Award

The Seattle-based team from MIG led by Brice Maryman, was awarded $2,500 in prize money donated by Mark Miller Subaru in partnership with Recycle Utah.

Weave won the Economic Prosperity Innovation Award

The SLC-based team from Blalock & Partners, includes Kevin Blalock, Brian Backe, Sean Baron, Chad Parker, Kelly Garfield, Dugan Frehner, Jennifer Lindley, Michael Budge, David Durfee and McKenna Drew. The team was awarded $2,500 in prize money donated by the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility.

Jordan Rising won the People’s Choice Award

The idea submitted by Brice Maryman with MIG in Seattle received the most votes from the public through online voting.  The team was awarded $4,000 in prize money donated by the Sorenson Impact Foundation.

Weave won the top Jury Award

The SLC-based team from Blalock & Partners, includes Kevin Blalock, Brian Backe, Sean Baron, Chad Parker, Kelly Garfield, Dugan Frehner, Jennifer Lindley, Michael Budge, David Durfee and McKenna Drew. The team was awarded $20,000 in prize money donated by the Sorenson Impact Foundation.

For more information about the competition and to see the winning entries, go to www.ontheriversedge.org.



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