boardwalk design competition

Atlantic Beach Boardwalk Design Competition

Submission: January 15, 2022
Submission: January 15, 2022
Language: English
Location: Atlantic Beach, NC USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: For professionals


Atlantic Beach Boardwalk Design Competition is a contest to design new boardwalk, pavilion, bathhouse and surrounding areas on the coast of North Carolina. Since the 1920’s the Boardwalk and the surrounding neighborhood have been the social and entertainment center of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. After a period of decline, the surrounding neighborhood is coming back strong, and the Town of Atlantic Beach will be upgrading the existing public spaces into a world-class design over the next 12 to 24 months. The finished project should contain a resilient boardwalk system, a multi-use pavilion, ADA compliant beach accesses, public art, shade structures, and restrooms. Food, beverage, and amusement options may be included as well. This is not a hypothetical project; it will get built.

This anonymous design competition consists of two stages. There will be a jury consisting of design professionals as well as representatives from the government and real estate development sectors. The intent of this competition is to award the project to the winning firm. All finalists will receive monetary prizes to offset the costs of the final submissions.

Atlantic Beach is located on the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on the east coast of the US.


The intent of this competition is to award the job to the wining firm. That decision, however, will be made by the Town Council and is subject to review of a full proposal including scope of work and fees. The award of this contract is not guaranteed. There will also be monetary prizes for the three finalists which will be awarded to offset the cost of the final submitting. The Prize amounts are as follows:

  • First Prize: $8,000
  • Second Prize: $5,000
  • Third Prize: $4,000


The Atlantic Beach Broadway Design Competition is a two-stage competition open to any licensed architect or landscape architect. Architectural designers, students and other design professionals may also participate if they associate with an architect or landscape architect to submit in the second stage of the competition.

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Date: November 25, 2021