The 5/14 Memorial: Honoring Lives Lost and Lives Impacted during the Racially Motivated Mass Shooting in Buffalo

Submission: 1st December 2023 Registration: 1st November 2023 Location: Concept Language: English Prizes: View Website Type: Open

The 5/14 Memorial Commission is inviting designers (e.g., architects,
landscape architects, artists, engineers, etc.), and/or teams of such individuals, to submit concept designs and associated project narratives for a permanent Memorial to commemorate the lives lost and lives impacted as a result of the racially motivated attack of May 14, 2022 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.  This Request for Submissions is part of a two-part process to identify a team and design for the Memorial, with Part 1 identifying broad concepts and potential lead designers and Part 2 inviting more detailed proposals from a short-list of Respondents from Part 1, including refined designs responding to actual site conditions and professional cost estimates.

Part 1 is open to professional, emerging professional, and even non-professional individuals and teams to submit design concepts. Participation in Part 2 and subsequent phases of Memorial development will require Respondents to include assistance of relevant professional disciplines.  Given the nature of the Memorial, submissions by African American individuals and/or African American-owned firms are highly encouraged.

Part 1 submissions should be no longer than 20 pages in length and involve broad, concept level information outlining the intent and major features of the Memorial.  This should include at a minimum: a narrative description of the proposed concept; “sketch-level” graphic depictions of the design, a broad description of anticipated costs, and respondent qualifications.

Submissions will be accepted until 4:00 PM EST on December 1, 2023.  A copy of the Request for Submissions is available at www.514memorial.com