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Firms from across the nation submit proposals to re-imagine BREC Baton Rouge Zoo

Ten design firms have submitted proposals for Greenwood Community Park and BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo (Source: brec.org) Ten design firms have submitted proposals for Greenwood Community Park and BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo (Source: brec.org)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Ten design firms from around the country have now submitted design proposals to re-imagine BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park.

Eight firms submitted proposals for Greenwood Park, while two firms have come up with designs for the zoo. They are as follows:

Greenwood Community Park

  • CSRS Inc.
  • CRJA-IBA Group
  • Design Workshop
  • Duplantis Design Group (DDG)
  • Olin Design
  • Spachman Mossup Michaels/Rogers Partners
  • Sasaki Associates
  • Nelson Byrd Wolz Landscape Architects

Baton Rouge Zoo

  • PGAV Destinations
  • Torre Design Consortium

On Thursday, July 12, bids were officially opened and recorded. Each proposal will now be reviewed by two separate committees. Each committee will score the proposals based on criteria including:

  • Project team's ability to accomplish the work
  • Team's organization and experience
  • Project approach
  • Proposal content
  • Fee proposal
  • Schedule

"As we promised the community, BREC is moving very deliberately and carefully to choose the best possible designers to help us re-imagine the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park. We are excited by the interest these projects have received from design teams across the country and pleased with the caliber of the firms that took the time to develop comprehensive proposals for the committees to review. Once the firms are selected, we will ensure they waste no time in getting started," said BREC superintendent, Carolyn McKnight.

The committee will narrow down the list of firms for the Greenwood project and hold interviews. Then, each committee will make a recommendation to the BREC Commission at its August meeting.

To view the estimated timeline of the projects, click here.

Once the firms are selected and contracts are signed, the process of evaluating the sites will begin. There will also be an opportunity for business leaders, professional organizations, public officials, and members of the public to give input on the designs. The master plans will then be presented to the public for input and to the BREC Commission for approval in 2019.

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