City Design Studio


ityDesign Studio


Connected City Design Challenge

Launched in April 2013, The Connected City Design Challenge is an open call for urban design strategies to connect Downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. The Challenge sought bold solutions from professional designers, students and citizens to guide our future development. To learn more about The Connected City Design Challenge and view submissions, visit Connected City Challenge website or visit links below to quickly access the brief and videos.

Connected City Jury Brief Jury recommendations and Challenge themes

Connected City Jury Brief (issue​)
Connected City Jury Brief (pdf)​​​​

Professional Stream Presentations

Stoss+SHoP​ November 5, 2013
OMA*AMOOctober 29, 2013
Ricardo Bofill ​October 22, 2013


Discussions & Symposium​

Larry Beasley - Big Ideas for Transforming DallasMarch 28, 2014
Jury Discussion w/ Peter Bishop & Allen Jacobs October 17, 2013
Allan Jacobs & Peter Bishop address Dallas City Council October 16, 2013

Connected City Symposium with Professional
Stream Teams

July 24, 2013

The Challenge is produced by the Dallas CityDesign Studio, an office of the City of Dallas, in partnership with The Trinity Trust Foundation, Downtown Dallas, Inc. and The Real Estate Council Foundation. Sponsors include partners, individuals, various area stakeholders and landowners. Collaborators include AIA Dallas, Greater Dallas Planning Council, Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas Center for Architecture and the Trinity Commons Foundation