The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) announces the winners of the Green Infrastructure (GI) Design Challenge. The purpose of this challenge was to engage the design community to help resolve water quality and flooding challenges using green infrastructure. Teams submitted conceptual GI designs for five different sites around the City. The winners are as follows:

The Volkert team, which includes Dix Hite + Partners Inc., community representative Darryl Haddock, student representative Kyle Lamont and Accura Engineering, Inc., won for their work on the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) stream restoration project in the Utoy Creek watershed in southwest Atlanta.

Winning two awards is the Rivers 2 Tap team which includes Hazen and Sawyer, Hedstrom Design LLC, Accura Engineering and Consulting Services, Inc., Corporate Environmental Risk Management, LLC, community representatives Rosa McHugh for the Chastain Park project and Michelle Flowers for the West Manor Park project, student representative Bradley Hines and Southeastern Engineering, Inc. for their submission for West Manor Park flood mitigation project, which is in the Utoy Creek watershed and the Chastain Park stormwater treatment project located in the Nancy Creek watershed in northeast Atlanta.

Also winning two awards is the Star Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC team. This team included Nitsch Engineering, Accura Engineering, Shapes at Work LLC., and community representative Dr. Nirajan Dhakal for their proposal on the Continental Colony Elementary and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive stormwater management projects

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants for their innovative proposals. DWM will soon announce plans to host an event to celebrate the GI challenge.

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