Following a national solicitation, the 5/31 Memorial Request for Qualifications process resulted in four qualified submissions. With guidance from the City Attorney’s Office and City Purchasing, the 5/31 Memorial Committee met November 16 and 17, 2022, to review and score all four proposals.

Using a combination of numerical scoring and consensus process facilitated by Dr. Larry Schooler of Kearns & West, the Committee selected two finalist teams:

During Phase II of the process, the firms will have the opportunity to engage with stakeholders. Ultimately, the firms will present conceptual plans, three-dimensional sketches/representations, a written description and other materials to effectively convey their design concepts to the 5/31 Memorial Committee and the community. An opinion of probable construction cost is required for each design concept.

Following a stakeholder input process, the 5/31 Memorial Committee expects to meet in late March-early April to select one of the two firms, and then make a recommendation to City Council.