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Opportunity: STA City Line designer RFQ

Aritistic Discipline: Cultural, Visual

Spokane Arts is requesting qualifications from designers interested in creating a cohesive set of designs of four standard elements to be included in upcoming City Line Stations for Spokane Transit Authority (STA). The City Line will include 33 new bus rapid transit stations, grouped into nine place-based “themes” including Browne’s Addition (5 stations), Center City Downtown (6 stations), and Logan (3 stations). (Find more details on each of the community-directed themes here.) One designer or design-team will be selected for each theme, and applicants may choose to apply for a selection of the nine themes or just one.

The designer or design team will be selected based on their submitted work samples from other completed projects and how those demonstrate design and execution of projects in related environments and media. Specific proposals are not requested and will not be reviewed at this time. Selected designers will work with Spokane Arts and the lead designer overseeing design development leading to a final set of specific deliverables ready for manufacturing. Designs will need to respond to the requirements of the place-based themes defined, and the existing color palette of STA City Line branding. Design Review Committees and STA will have a final say in the color palettes proposed by each of the designers/design teams. The selected designer for each theme is responsible for the delivery of fabrication drawings related to selected theme and required design elements per theme within the given project budget.

Details and application here. Submit qualifications by Friday, April 23, 2021.

PROJECT AND SITE DESCRIPTION

This Request for Qualifications is specific to design needs for the following nine identified place-based themes for the 33 City Line Stations. The four standard elements to be designed for each station include the Windscreen, the Railing Panels, a Flag Design and a Trash/Recycling bin Wrap. Each designer will be asked to create a cohesive set of designs that reflects the character of the surrounding community.

Station groups (each station group is one Theme):
Browne’s Addition: 5 stations
West End DT: 2 stations
Symphony: 2 stations
Center City DT: 6 stations
East End DT: 2 stations
UDistrict: 6 stations
Logan: 3 stations
Chief Garry: 6 stations
SCC: 1 station

Find details on key priorities and community-identified priorities for each Theme here.

All elements designed should be accessible and welcoming to the public and create an inviting destination for citizens, neighbors, visitors and users of the City Line. A successful project will be made of durable materials suited to an urban location.

The selected designer for each theme is responsible for the delivery of fabrication drawings related to selected theme and required design elements per theme within the given project budget.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to individual artists, designers and design teams working in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Idaho, Oregon.) Preference will be given to Spokane-area designers. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications. One designer or design team will be selected for each place-based theme.
Point of Contact: Juliet Sinisterra
Expires: April 23, 2021