Project by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) invited five talented design firms to develop concepts to beautify the security components and improve the visitor experience at President’s Park South. This popular destination is located between the White House Grounds and Constitution Avenue, NW. Beginning Tuesday, June 21 and running through Monday, June 27, the public is invited to view the project teams’ designs online and at the White House Visitor Center (1450 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC). The center is open daily from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. The public will be able to share their opinions online and at the visitor center.
Project by Reed Hilderbrand Associates
The firms developing proposals are:
Hood Design Studio, Oakland, CA
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn, NY
Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Watertown, MA
Rogers Marvel Architects, New York, NY
SASAKI, Watertown, MA
On Tuesday, June 28 NCPC will host a public showcase where representatives from the five design firms will present their concepts for President’s Park South. All public opinions submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27 will be shared with NCPC’s Interagency Security Task Force, which will announce the competition winner on June 30, 2011.