Three leading landscape architecture firms (James Corner Field Operations, Hargreaves Jones, and West 8) have assembled teams of local and international experts to compete for the chance to design Baltimore’s next great recreational and natural waterfront on the Middle Branch.

Your Opinion Counts
Between May 29 and June 12, 2019, you can view and comment on competition designs at exhibits held on or near the waterfront or at your convenience from any computer or hand-held device.

See and comment on designs online at,
-or-Visit an exhibit
City Garage, 101 W. Dickman Street, Suite 1000, Baltimore 21230
Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore 21225
Mon & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues & Wed: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri & Sat · 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public feedback will be shared with a jury of community representatives and technical experts who will assess competition entries, take your comments into consideration, interview the firms, and then recommend a firm to the Mayor.

About the design competition

The Middle Branch Waterfront will be Baltimore’s next great recreational & natural waterfront, with water- and land-based attractions along 11-plus miles of the Patapsco River shoreline connected within a network of parks & trails.

The project will be complex and multi-faceted. It will require diverse expertise in many disciplines of design and planning and the leadership of a landscape architecture firm with a demonstrated track record of success working at this scale and with local talent.

The design competition recruits highly qualified experts to assist in finding the best team to work with Baltimore on this exciting initiative by considering both public input and technical review.

For more information, please visit:

Middle Branch Waterfront Design Exhibit Flyer