Parklet Design Competition

The AIAS is trying to find members to share their designs and renderings on Instagram to showcase the work our members do and to supply inspiration for those looking to reinforce their skill sets. This competition is hospitable all years and skillsets – show us what you’ve got! Share your sketches and renderings of a parklet starting January 7th, 2021 via Instagram.

Make sure to follow AND tag the AIAS National Office and Vectorworks on Instagram – @aiasorg and @vectorworks . Use the subsequent hashtags: #AIASparklet and #Vectorworksparklet At the close of the competition, the jury will select three winners from the submissions. Competition winner announcement March 2021.

*Note: you want to be a lively AIAS member to participate*

**You must have a public Instagram account to participate**

***There is not any limit to the amount of parklet sketches and renderings you’ll submit, but please choose your best!***

A parklet is an extension of the sidewalk into the road , exchanging curbside road space for extra public gathering space. Parklets repurpose, activate, and expand public space in an innovative way, creating space for all people.

Dimensions: All parklets are required to incorporate four-foot setbacks on either side to buffer the parklet from adjacent on-street parking spaces and driveways. With standard setbacks, the size of a parklet would be six (6) feet by 12 feet in one parking lot or six (6) feet by 32 feet in two adjacent spaces.
The parklet must have a physical edge to buffer the road . this will take the shape of planters, railing, cabling, or another appropriate buffer.
Maintain a visible connection to the road . The parklet’s design should maintain a visible connection to the road and will not obstruct views. Walls, fencing, and other vertical elements, should be transparent (not opaque) and can’t exceed 42 inches. Any enclosed parklets with canopies cannot exceed 84 inches in overhead clearance and will not obstruct line of sight.
The top of the parklet platform must be flush with the sidewalk and suits Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A minimum 36-inch clear width entryway to the parklet must be maintained, without vertical protrusions, at all times to comply with ADA Standards.

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