The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the “Port Authority”) welcomes your participation in the Port Authority Bus Terminal International Design + Deliverability Competition (the “Competition”). The Port Authority is launching this Competition to inform the Port Authority’s master planning efforts and select a conceptual design that most fully meets the Design + Deliverability Objectives for a new Bus Terminal. The Port Authority anticipates awarding a one million dollar honorarium to the winning Finalist.
The Competition’s scope embraces a diverse field of expertise, including architecture and engineering, intermodal transportation operations and planning, construction, land use, and finance. Competitors should therefore assemble a multi-disciplinary design-led team, of both emerging and established talent, with the appropriate skill sets and expertise to embrace the complex challenges of designing a new Bus Terminal in the heart of New York City, and deliver a conceptual design that meets the Design + Deliverability Objectives.
The Port Authority will conduct the Competition in two phases. In Phase One of the Competition, the Port Authority seeks multi-disciplinary design-led teams (each a “Competitor” and collectively the “Competitors”) to register to compete in the Competition, and submit a Phase One Submission. The Phase One Submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the Phase One Submission Evaluation Criteria. At the conclusion of Phase One, the Port Authority will shortlist Competitors to participate in Phase Two of the Competition (the “Finalists”). Neither Competitors’ Phase One nor Phase Two Submissions will be anonymous.
During Phase Two, the Port Authority will issue additional materials to the Finalists. Finalists may use these materials to inform their Phase Two Submission, which must contain a fully deliverable conceptual design and a proposed methodology for delivering the conceptual design.
The Port Authority has commissioned a trans-Hudson Commuting Capacity Study of available strategies for meeting and managing the anticipated increases in trans-Hudson commuter demand over the next thirty years. While the Capacity Study is expected to be completed by June 30, 2016, interim products highlighting work in progress findings are due at the midpoint of this effort. The Port Authority anticipates providing the interim products from the capacity study to Finalists during Phase Two. In addition, the public is invited to submit comments to the Port Authority via an online survey available at www.panynj.gov/BusTerminalDesign. The online survey will be available throughout the Competition. The Agency will provide the survey results and public comments to the Competitors, the Jury that will be selected to judge the Competition, and the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners.