Soak It Up! Design Competition Finalists

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are part of an interdisciplinary team chosen as finalists in Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, a nationwide design competition to revitalize urban neighborhoods with green stormwater infrastructure. Finalists were selected by an expert jury representing leaders in architecture and urban design, civil engineering, hydrology, landscape architecture, economic and community development, construction, and sustainability, based on design and policy proposals submitted by the teams in January.

The team will present its proposal for a second expert jury and the public in a ‘rapid-fire’ presentation at the design awards ceremony in Philadelphia on March 7, 2013, where the jury will select a winner from the three finalists in our category. Stay tuned to the AGENCY blog for final results and project details!

The finalists‘ designs serve as prototypes for green stormwater infrastructure throughout Philadelphia and the US, illustrate potential public/private partnerships, and aid property owners in seeing the return on investment. The competition is sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Project Team:
Architecture + Urban Design
Ersela Kripa, RA, AGENCY
Stephen Mueller, RA, AGENCY
Landscape Architecture + Urban Design
Kees Lokman, Assistant Prof. of Landscape Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis
Ryan Wilson, RLA, LEED-AP, Stormwater Program Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Civil Engineering
Sean Marzolf, PE, LEED-AP, Civil Engineer, KS Engineers