RFQ for Town Architect - Fullerton Transportation Center Specific Plan
Last Updated: August 15, 2011
The City of Fullerton Community Development Department is pleased to invite submittals for the consulting position of "Town Architect".
Late last year the City of Fullerton adopted the Fullerton Transportation Center Specific Plan (FTCSP). This transit-oriented development plan establishes the vision, goals and development standards for nearly 40 acres of public and private property in and near Fullerton's Downtown.
The FTCSP is an innovated planning document, and will serve as a model for California planning. Over the last six months the plan has been recognized by numerous state and local organizations, including the following:
State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development(HCD): 2010 Catalyst Projects for California Sustainable Strategies Pilot Program, Gold Designated Project
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG): 2011 Compass Blueprint, Award for Sustained Leadership
Urban Land Institute (ULI), Orange County/Inland Empire Section: 2011 Best of the Best Vision Award
American Planning Association (APA), Orange County Section and California Chapter: 2011 Neighborhood Planning Awards
The FTCSP is intended to expedite the review and approval of quality development projects. The Plan achieves this through the use of a Form Based Code and a unique design review process.
The design review process uses a Town Architect to make project recommendations to the City's Director of Community Development. The Town Architect is an architectural firm (or firms) with experience in LEED projects and the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The Town Architect firm's background will reflect an ability to successfully integrate contemporary architecture into established urban settings.
The scope of the Town Architect consulting services is contained within the attached RFQ and Chapter 4 of the Fullerton Transportation Center Specific Plan.
It is the City's intent to establish a list of qualified firms from which the Town Architect will be selected. This RFQ is the first step in the overall selection process. After reviewing submitted RFQ packets, staff will forward the top candidates to the City's Redevelopment Design Review Committee (RDRC) for qualification. Firms approved by the RDRC will be added to the Town Architect list. The Director of Community Development will procure a firm (or firms) from the list when development projects are submitted. To be considered, a complete RFQ submittal packet must be received by the Fullerton Community Development Department prior to 4:30p on September 15, 2011.
Please direct any inquires related to the Town Architect RFQ to Jay Eastman, AICP, Senior Planner, at JayE@ci.fullerton.ca.us or (714) 738-6549.