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CCDO interim Director John Jacks (let) and AIA San Antonio President Christine Viña discuss the river barge design competition. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.

CCDO interim Director John Jacks (let) and AIA San Antonio President Christine Viña discuss the river barge design competition. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.

CCDO interim Director John Jacks (let) and AIA San Antonio President Christine Viña discuss the river barge design competition. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.The City and AIA San Antonio challenged designers to develop an innovative design for a new river barge fleet to be constructed and in operation prior to San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration in 2018. A distinguished panel of jurors selected the top three proposals from a pool of 12 anonymous submissions.