Welcome to the official site for ARC, the International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition.
The ARC competition held in 2010 was an important first step in ARC's on-going work to reconnect North American landscapes. Please visit us at http://www.arc-solutions.org to see how we are moving ARC forward.
Beginning with the competition, ARC engaged the best and most innovative international, interdisciplinary design teams—comprised of landscape architects, architects, engineers, ecologists, and other experts—to create the next generation of wildlife crossing structures for North America’s roadways. This competition sought specifically from its entries, innovation in feasible, buildable context-sensitive and compelling design solutions for safe, efficient, cost-effective, and ecologically responsive wildlife crossings. In doing so, the competition has raised international awareness of a need to better reconcile the construction and maintenance of road networks with wildlife movement.
The ARC competition short-listed five, world-class, interdisciplinary teams to develop concept designs for a wildlife crossing structure at Colorado’s West Vail Pass along I-70. The finalists' designs can be seen here and in the ARC video. Announced in Washington DC at the Transportation Research Board's Annual Conference on January 23rd, 2011, the ARC jury of internationally-respected professionals with expertise in design, ecology, and engineering selected the team led by HNTB with Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates (New York) as the winner of the ARC International Design Competition.