Architecture Students Win Ann Morrison Park Design Competition
June 24, 2021
BOISE, Idaho — June 24, 2021 —Four students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture captured first, second and third place in a statewide competition to design a new entryway for the Ann Morrison Park in Boise.
U of I students Tyler Schram and Regan Campbell received first place and $1,500; Matt Vollendorf, who graduated this spring, received second place and $1,000; and Kelsey Ramsey, who is finishing her master’s in the U of I Boise program, won third place and $500. The honorable mention went to Lewis-Clark State College student Whitney Suarez.
TheEntryway Design Competition was part of the Ann Morrison Park renewal and spearheaded by the Harry Morrison Foundation and the City of Boise. Through the combined efforts of Harry Morrison, co-founder of the Morrison-Knudsen Company, service clubs, neighborhood organizations, and individuals, Morrison built a park to honor his deceased wife and gave it to the City of Boise in 1957.
“For many years it has been a dream of Harry Morrison Foundation board vice president, Judyth Roberts, to set off Ann Morrison Park with a magnificent entrance,” said Bonnie Wilkerson, Harry Morrison Foundation board member and chair for the Come Play! Ann Morrison Park fundraising campaign.
“This dream became feasible with the creation of a new park master plan and fundraising campaign. After a few concepts were presented to the HMF board, we came up with the idea of holding a competition for students. We were seeking out-of-the-box ideas, and who better to give us that than college students, not yet set in a certain pattern of thinking? And they certainly delivered,” Wilkerson said.
The entryway design proposals were evaluated by design professionals, members of the Harry Morrison Foundation board, key project donors and representatives of the Boise City Parks Department and the Arts & History Department
Wilkerson will be presenting the student designs later this month at the foundation’s annual board meeting, where it will decide what plan to proceed with for its final piece.
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