DEADLINE: October 27, 2022 by 2 p.m.

The City of Virginia Beach, VA is accepting qualifications from professional design teams, including but not limited to architects, landscape architects, professional engineers, and artists, to create a serene place of quiet reflection, a place of healing for all of those impacted and a remembrance of those lost and injured at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31, 2019, the stories of their lives, and service to the City.


Phase I:

Qualifications Phase invites professional design teams to form and lead a visionary, multi- disciplinary team of professionals (Design Team), and respond to this RFP. Upon evaluation of the RFP submissions, the Committee will determine a list for interviews. After interviews, the Committee will select up to two (2) firms and their proposed teams to participate in Phase II.

Phase II:

Design Competition - Up to two design teams will be selected as finalists to provide additional materials and proposals including a written and visual conceptual design for the 5/31 Memorial Committee's review.

An honorarium of $10,000 will be paid to each of the firms selected for the Design Competition. No other payment of any kind will be made in respect of any costs associated with or incurred in the preparation and submission of any proposal as part of the Design Competition, including travel costs for site visits, meetings, interviews, or material costs.

In whatever means is best for the team, the finalist teams will present conceptual plans, 3-dimensional sketches/representations, written description, and other materials to convey the design concept to the 5/31 Memorial Committee and community. The teams can use all means to best present their concept. The finalists will have the opportunity to engage with the stakeholders in order to learn more about the site and scope for the memorial. An opinion of probable construction cost is required.

The finalists will have an opportunity to present their conceptual design proposal and qualifications to the Committee during negotiations, which may occur in person or virtually. The Committee, with feedback from families, survivors, City staff and the community, will select one (1) design team based on their written and visual conceptual design and qualifications for recommendation to the Virginia Beach City Council for award of the contract.