Design team presentations for January 8th Memorial

April 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Arizona History Museum
949 East 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
January 8th Design Teams

January 8th Design Teams

JANUARY 8 MEMORIAL: PUBLIC MEETING ON 4/2The four design team finalists for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial will present their preliminary visions for a permanent commemorative memorial and master plan for El Presidio Park, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Arizona History Museum’s auditorium, 949 E. 2nd Street.

Each of the four teams will present their ideas with visual descriptions and renderings. The finalists are:

  • CSAO (Chee Salette Architecture Office) with Rebeca Méndez Design, ag Licht, and Swan/Starts
  • HOK
  • Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
  • Logan Simpson Design

A determination of the designer to be awarded the January 8 Memorial commission is expected to be made in early May 2015.

One response to “Design team presentations for January 8th Memorial

  1. Standing room only at AHM tonight to hear the 4 design teams present their proposed memorials at El Presidio Park. Chee Salette created symbols of each of the 6 victims plus native designs into a cascading water memorial at “The Plaza” with an enduring “The Embrace” symbol; HOK Chicago proposed 6 pillars, with glow in the dark tiles and a canopy overhead, Ibarra Rosano designed a serpentine flow of metal “beacons of light” into the park, plus numerous lit poles at the memorial site; Logan Simpson created an oval gathering place, with a ring of survivors canopy shaped from flames/petals. Intriguing architectural designs and concepts, will be a difficult decision within a month for the 11 member Selection Panel. All info plus comments welcome at

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