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Riverlife Request For Proposals: Allegheny Landing

By February 24, 2023March 7th, 2023RFPs
Allegheny Landing trail with Warhol Bridge in the background. Photo by Sarah Collins

Designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, creative professionals: Riverlife is accepting proposals for Allegheny Landing.

Riverlife is pleased to invite you to submit a response to this Request for Proposals (RFP). The services to be performed, project site, timeline, and expected budget are outlined below.  Riverlife may select one or more Consultants to provide the services outlined in this RFP.

View of Allegheny Landing from across the river. Photo credit: Rose Colored Creative

About Allegheny Landing Park

Allegheny Landing Park is an approximately 2.7-acre site situated between the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol Bridges on the northern bank of the Allegheny River across from Downtown Pittsburgh.

Designed by Landscape Architects Jackson Seay Associates, and Gerard J. Golofski, the Landing was dedicated in 1984 as one of Pittsburgh’s first modern riverfront parks and one of the nation’s first riverfront sculpture parks. It consists of two adjacent but distinct spaces – an upper plaza, and a lower green that runs down to the river’s edge.

Required Consultant Team Members

  • Landscape Architect
  • Architect
  • Civil/Site Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Cost Estimator

Other Possible Consultant Team Members

  • Artist/Creative Consultant
    • As long as required consultants are included on the design team, Riverlife strongly encourages artists, or other creative consultants to assemble a team in response to this RFP.
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • LEED/SITES Certified Practitioner
  • Any other expert deemed valuable by the Consultant Team

Experience Required

A demonstrated efficiency in delivering projects similar to the scope proposed herein, including, but not limited to, demolition, landscape design, grading and drainage, plant selection, design of green infrastructure, design of park and play structures, lighting design, community design processes, coordination with public and private entities, construction management.

Riverlife recognizes that there are other non-traditional disciplines that have historically provided creative direction on extremely successful projects of similar scope around the world. We encourage artists and other creative professionals to respond to this RFP as long as other recommended professions are included as part of the contract team.

Completing the Loop

Completing the Loop is Riverlife’s vision for 15 miles and 1,055 acres of Pittsburgh riverfronts.

Since 1999, Riverlife has worked to create, activate, and celebrate Pittsburgh’s riverfronts, overseeing a $150 million investment that has transformed decaying and abandoned spaces along the riverfronts into 15 miles and 1,055 acres of award-winning, nationally recognized parks, trails, and green space.

While today’s riverfronts boast world-class moments, challenges and gaps remain in creating a world-class experience that is enjoyed equally by everyone. Completing the Loop is our vision for filling those gaps and creating a cohesive riverfront experience that contains thriving spaces and can be accessed and enjoyed by all.

Resources: MWDBE Utilization Plan | Riverlife’s Implementation Framework | LaQuatra Bonci Conceptual Design  

Click here to view photos of the current status of Allegheny Landing.

Attend the virtual pre-proposal meeting:
March 2, 2023 | 2:00PM EST | Via Zoom

A virtual pre-proposal meeting will be held to allow respondents to ask any questions. Attendance is not mandatory; however, it is highly recommended. Please register for this meeting by clicking here. The recorded meeting is posted below.

Information about RFP Clarification Requests:

Deadline for questions: March 3, 2023, 5:00PM EST
All requests for clarification regarding the RFP must be made 1) at the pre-proposal meeting or 2) in writing via email or mailing address listed below and received by March 7, 2023 by 5:00pm EST. Questions will be answered and posted to the Riverlife website. 

One North Shore Center
12 Federal Street, Suite 130
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

For more information about this project:

Please contact Maria Riley, Riverfront Project Manager, at or (412)258-6636 ext. 107.