Funding: RE-IMAGINING Red Square, Jan 28

RE-IMAGINING Red Square: A Creative Ideas Challenge

Deadline: Registration Closes Monday, January 28, 2019

RE-IMAGINING Red Square is a creative ideas challenge for the University of Washington’s Central Plaza, commonly known as Red Square. First place team will receive $5,000 in scholarship funds to be distributed among all team members.



Open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students

  • 3-5 students per team
  • Multidisciplinary teams preferred
  • Each team must be led by a student from the College of Built Environments

This challenge asks you to RE-IMAGINE Red Square as a dynamic, receptive, and engaging space where students, staff, faculty, and visitors want to linger; a place that embraces creative, environmentally -smart landscape and stormwater strategies; a place that accommodates all users; a place that serves as the heart for campus and as a link to UW’s developing West Campus and University District; in short, an iconic space that exemplifies the unique character and spirit of the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

RE-IMAGINING Red Square is IDEAS only, there is no expectation that any of the winning submissions will be built. Instead, we expect the creative work of UW students to provoke a deeper conversation about the latent potential of Red Square to serve as a vibrant heart of the UW Campus. These ideas should seek to increase the welcoming character of the plaza as a special place on campus for everyone in the UW community.

The challenge is sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Office of the Provost, and the UW Facilities Office of Asset Management. More information is available in the tabs below. General questions should be sent to Julie Parrett at

For more information, please visit the challenge’s website.

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