SCAPE is thrilled to announce that the Public Sediment team has won an AIA California Merit Award in the Urban Design category, for their Unlock Alameda Creek proposal. The SCAPE-led team developed Unlock Alameda Creek for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge. The team’s proposal is based on the premise that sea level rise adaptation must happen upstream. Low sediment supply and bayland drowning represents a slow but devastating scale of loss that threatens ecosystems, recreational landscapes, and places hundreds of thousands of residents and the region’s critical drinking water, energy, and transportation systems at risk. To creatively adapt to this challenge, the team has focused on bringing back sediment to the Bay. The Public Sediment team includes Arcadis, The Dredge Research Collaborative, TS Studio, UC Davis Department of Human Ecology and Design, Cy Keener, and Architectural Ecologies Lab. Read more about the proposal here.