Thursday, June 16, 2011


The Sunset Junction Streetscape Competition committee met to review the ballots from the June 2 community vote.  The winning design is... "All That is Solid."

The committee, composed of Silver Lake community stakeholders, will be
working with the All That is Solid design team to refine the concept based on
the contest design criteria, and the city's budget and engineering guidelines.

For more information about the competition, please contact Mitch O'Farrell at 323-957-4500 or email at

All entries will be displayed at a future date and location to be decided by the committee.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Five Finalists Selected

Thank you to all who submitted their work for the Sunset Junction Permanent Installation competition.  We received 59 applications! 

The jury has selected the following five finalists (listed in no particular order):

  • Meter (Henry Buckingham, Marco Vinicio Monter)
  • All That is Solid (Danielle Wagner, Alex Chew, Max Kuo, Heather McGinn)
  • B Plus U (Herwig Baumgartner, Scott Uriu)
  • bau10 LLC - Sustainable Design
  • Patrick Tighe Architecture

Please note that the Community Forum that was originally scheduled for May 23 will be rescheduled in June.  Stay tuned for the new date.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


City Council President Eric Garcetti, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, and community groups represented by Silver Lake residents are pleased to announce the Envisioning Silver Lake’ Design Competition. 

THE PROJECT:  a permanent installation and community plaza at Sunset Junction to serve as a gathering place for the community.  

In addition to creating the design for the installation and plaza, this competition seeks to promote and generate insight and vision for Silver Lake as a community through ideas and proposals we can build as part of a $1.5 million reconstruction of the historic Sunset Junction and its surrounding area (Image 1). 

BUDGET:  The budget to build a Permanent Installation and Small Plaza (Image 2) is limited to $100,000.   Recycled materials, along with ingenuity and invention, are greatly encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY:  The competition is open to teams of architects, planners, landscape designers, and artists who propose a project that speaks to our history, our future, and a bold interactive vision for thriving, living, breathing streets.  We highly encourage teams to include Silver Lake stakeholders.   

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY SUBMISSIONS: EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 25, 5:00 P.M.  Submissions must be POST MARKED or HAND-DELIVERED to CD13 Hollywood Field Office, c/o Mitch O’Farrell, 5500 Hollywood Blvd., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:  Proposals should include text (project narrative and vision) , drawings, and other images, which clearly describe the concept in a maximum of three 8.5" x 11" sheets, one side only please.  

Criteria to be considered for the proposed design are:
  • Bike racks
  • Good, un-obstructed pedestrian circulation
  • Sustainable design
  • Maintenance plan, including graffiti mitigation
  • Seating area, while discouraging homeless encampment
  • Shade trees
  • Design’s relevance to Silver Lake culture, history, and Sunset Junction

SELECTION PROCESS:  A Competition Jury, composed of local architects, residents and artists, will select three finalists.  Final selection will be made by open vote on May 9, with Silver Lake Community stakeholders choosing from the top three submissions.


APRIL 26       Jury begins selection of the final 3 entries.

MAY 9           Jury announces the 3 design finalists.

MAY 9 -        Final 3 winning designs are posted on-line at and
MAY 23 and publicly displayed for viewing and

MAY 23         Community forum is held with presentations from the three finalists &

JUNE 20        Winning designer must submit final design drawings for construction.
There are no submission fees or monetary prizes. The competition prize will consist of the winner’s design being built at Sunset Junction in 2012.  The winning design may be subject to modification (performed by the team winner), as the Bureau of Street Services will ultimately build the project. 

Download the Entry Form below!