Design Proposals Sought for Holocaust Memorial

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Design Proposals Sought for Holocaust Memorial




The Florida Legislature has passed legislation calling for the creation and installation of a Holocaust Memorial to be placed on the Capitol Plaza. The Holocaust Memorial Review Committee is tasked with selecting three Finalists who will be asked to research, design and create proposals for an artwork/environment that will serve as the state’s memorial to the Holocaust. It will recognize and commemorate the millions of people, including six million Jews, murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators before and during World War II in Europe and to honor the survivors of the Holocaust.

Budget: $400,000
Eligibility: (none specified)
Deadline: 08/02/2019 9:00 PM Central Time

Artwork Location Description
The Holocaust Memorial is slated to be installed in Tallahassee, FL, on the newly completed South Plaza of the State Capitol. This is a prominent, public space that will receive many statewide, national and international visitors. The memorial must be fabricated of materials appropriate for continued outdoor placement in the heat and humidity of north Florida. The selected Finalists will be given more detailed information about the site, load limitations, engineering requirements, etc.The South Plaza of the Florida Capitol Complex was built partially over a new parking garage. Its design is meant to accommodate several memorials.

Selection Process
The selection process for this project will reflect national standards and best practices of the field of public art. The Committee consists of the Administrator/Chair (non-voting), an Architect, a Visual Artist, a representative from the state agency that manages the state capitol, and two members from the constituent community. After an initial ranking of the submissions, the Committee will participate in rounds of review, discussion and elimination, until they agree on three Finalists. These Finalists will be provided further information about the project site to aide in their research, design, and proposal creation. Each Finalist will receive a stipend of $3,000 to fund expenses associated with preparing and presenting their proposal. The Review Meeting will be open to the public in accordance with Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine Law” (see section 286.011, Florida Statutes).


  • August 2, 2019: Deadline for Receipt of Submissions
  • Mid August 2019: Review of Submissions, Finalists Notified
  • Late October 2019: Proposals due, Submitted to FL Legislature in November

What to Submit

  1. Letter of Interest: This letter (no more than one page) is your opportunity to speak to the Review Committee and explain your interest in this project and to describe your experience working on comparable projects. Include your name, address, telephone, email and web address (and contact information for your design team members, if any).
  2. Resume: Submit a brief, current resume. It should contain your complete contact information, previous relevant art commissions, your education, and important awards, grants, or exhibitions. Provide at least three references, who should be art and/or design professionals who have detailed knowledge of your work and working methods. Include their organization, title, address, telephone and email.
  3. Artwork Images: In the “Images of Your Work” section of your application on CODAworx, please submit at least three (3) and up to five (5) different completed artworks or past commissions. For each completed artwork, you will be prompted to upload a single main image and specify the title of the artwork, location, year completed, medium, and dimensions. Images must be JPEG file format with a minimum of 620px width and maximum file of 5MB. Horizontal images are recommended.

How to Submit
Applications are accepted through the CODAworx RFP portal. Sign up for a free account at to start an application. Then look for Get Hired, RFP Listings for Holocaust Memorial RFQ . You may return to your application before it is submitted by logging in, clicking your name in the top right, and selecting RFP Dashboard. NOTE: You must complete your submission by 10 pm EDT on August 2, 2019. Slides, prints or any physical submissions of artwork will not be accepted. You have the option to provide more images and information about your completed artworks by creating a CODAworx “project” for each one. With a CODAworx “project” you can include additional images and more information about each artwork. When complete, include the link to the “project” with your main image. Follow this link to publish the additional images and information:

QUESTIONS? Contact Lee Modica, 850-766-7117 or LEE@LEEMODICA.COM


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