A concept rendering of the Reynoldstown performance pavilion an stage. (Courtesy Atlanta BeltLine)
A concept rendering of the Reynoldstown performance pavilion an stage. (Courtesy Atlanta BeltLine)

The Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta), Atlanta BeltLine Inc., and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs have partnered for a design competition to see a permanent performance pavilion built on the Westside Trail.

According to AIA Atlanta President Melody Harclerode, the mission of this competition is to create a landmark for the Adair Park community and bring more people and art to the Westside Trail. The BeltLine received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to build a performance stage in Reynoldstown.

The only requirement for entry is that an individual or team member be a licensed architect with an active AIA membership. A jury consisting of acclaimed architects (including Michael Arad, who designed the Sept. 11 memorial in New York)  and art and civic leaders from around the country will select one first-place winner to receive the $10,000 prize, a second-place winner will earn the $5,000 prize while the third-place winner will collect the $3,000 prize. The deadline is Sept. 15.

For more information, visit www.aiaatl.org/paviliondesigncompetition.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.