Several well-known architects, landscape architects, the sculptor who designed the 1984 Olympics gateway figures, and urban planners, as well as community representatives constitute the 12-member jury chosen to judge the entries for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
Deadline for the first-stage entries in the two-stage competition is May 31. Details are available from Professional Advisor, Pershing Square Design Competition, 523 West 6th St., Suite 200, Los Angeles 90014.
The competition is supported by a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is being sponsored by Pershing Square Management Assn. and the city of Los Angeles. Five-acre Pershing Square, the city's oldest park, has been the subject of extensive community discussion.
Professional members of the jury are architect Charles Moore, a partner of Moore, Ruble & Yudell; landscape architect Garrett Eckbo of Eckbo, Dean, Austin & Williams; sculptor Robert Graham, who created the twin Olympic statues; urban designer Angela Danadjieva, founder of Danadjieva, Konig & Associates; Hideo Sasaki, landscape architect and urban designer and co-founder of Sasaki/Walker Associates, and Craig Hodgetts, professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.