Since the 1920s the Boardwalk and the surrounding neighborhood have been the social and entertainment center of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. After a period of decline, the surrounding neighborhood is coming back strong, and the Town of Atlantic Beach will be upgrading the existing public spaces into a world-class design over the next 12 to 24 months. The finished project should contain a resilient boardwalk system, a multi-use pavilion, ADA-compliant beach accesses, public art, shade structures, and restrooms. This is not a hypothetical project; it will get built.
This anonymous design competition is open to all architects and landscape architects as well as college-level design students. The contest consists of two stages. The first stage is an open call for submissions. The second stage will commence after the jury selects three finalists from the first stage submissions. The jury will consist of design professionals as well as representatives from the government and real estate development sectors. The intent of this competition is to award the project to the winning firm. All finalists will receive monetary prizes to offset the costs of the final submissions.
The details of the competition are contained in the design brief available for download on this page. There are also other explanatory files here as well including a map of the project area in .dwg format.
Throughout the competition, there will be opportunities for public comment. We invite our property owners, residents, and visitors to watch this page as well as our social media platforms for updates in the coming months.