The purpose of this competition is to solicit ideas for a new Band Shell/Outdoor Performance Structure on the Amherst Common from a wide variety of interested parties.  The hope is to select a preferred design and then find the funds, some of which will be provided by the ABID, to construct the Band Shell in a timely manner. The proposal would be subject to full design review and permitting by the Town with a final decision being made by the Town Council.

The design shall be contextual to the historic buildings along the east side of the Common, but it can also be contemporary and in complementary contrast to those same structures.  It can be made of any material, but cost and maintenance is an important criteria for selection.

The ABID will provide the selected team with a prize of $1,500.  The ABID may also provide a design commission of $25,000 to the selected team to provide contract documents for the structure and the necessary services during construction.  The ABID reserves the right to not proceed with the commission if we do not receive adequate competitive entries or do not secure the necessary funding, approvals, or permits.

Proposals are due Monday, October 15, 2018 by 4:00 pm at the ABID office at 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA.

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