Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
Explanatory narra t i ve and diagrams should be incorporated on the four surfaces. The
narrative should be minimal but be sufficient for a reviewer to understand the fundamental
principles of the design concept. The narratives or diagrams should illustrate, at a minimum,
Response to Community Context
Proposed Circulation Systems
Innovations or Design Elements Addressing Sustainable Design
If re q u i red for clarity, color may be utilized for any diagrams.
Graphics and narratives other than those mentioned may be included on the presentation
surfaces at the discretion of the lead designer-A/E team as long as the mandatory drawings
a re included and the maximum number of presentation surfaces is not exceeded.
All four surfaces shall be wrapped and delive red to the contracting officer/professional
advisor no later than 3:00 PM on the date set forth in the official schedule.
4 Submission of budget requirements must follow the requirements and format determined
by the professional advisor in consultation with the project manager.
E VA LU AT I N G T H E V I S I O N C O M P E T I T I O N S C H E M E S
The purpose of the vision competition is to get a sense of design strategies and each
lead designer-A/E team's approach to design problems. It is not to solicit a project design.
When this stage is complete, the evaluation of the vision competition by the independent
jury, as well as Stages I and II evaluations, will be used by the A/E Evaluation Board to
p re p a re a ranking of Stage III lead designer-A/E teams.