Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission

We welcome you to the design process to assist in the creation of a permanent memorial that honors and remembers the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Memorial
Country Sandy Hook, United States
Registration Deadline 15 December 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 December 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The mission of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is to make a recommendation to the Board of Selectman for a Permanent Memorial that remembers, honors and celebrates those 26 who died as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and serves to provide comfort to those who loved and were touched by them.
The Commission, with support of and acknowledgment by the Board of Selectmen, is seeking an individual or team to design a permanent outdoor memorial that is informed by:
- Remembering and honoring those who lost their lives on Dec. 14, 2012;
- The Newtown community’s response to the tragedy, including the emergency responders;
- Awareness that the Memorial belongs to all Newtown citizens as part of their shared
- The need to speak to the broader public and to be relevant and powerful to future
generations far removed from the events.
The memorial will be a public destination that provides an inspirational setting in which to remember the victims of the tragic event that shocked the Newtown community and the world. The design must respond to and respect the existing natural conditions and must provide a peaceful, contemplative environment. Designers are expected to include a high level of ecological awareness in proposed design elements as well as the intended materials and methods for construction.

Not yet announced

A design fee

Entry Fee

Selection of short list: Early January, 2017
Phase II: short-list design presentations and final design selection: Mar. 2018
Selected design team to finalize the design and prepare construction documents: Spring 2018
Begin construction: Spring 2019
Complete construction: Fall 2019
Dedication: Dec 2019

The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission

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