D.C. ArtWalk and Public Garden
A Temporary Contemporary Landscape
A unique reuse of a razed site in downtown Washington, D.C., the ArtWalk is a multipurpose civic amenity and a model for sustainable design. The 10.2-acre site features a raised plinth with a colorful, open-air arcade displaying changeable art panels, a series of rain gardens, and public parking and event space. Many of the plantings and the steel frames supporting the art panels will be recycled to another location when future development begins on the site.
Merit Award, ASLA Maryland and Potomac Chapter
“Former D.C. Convention Center Site Transformed into Public Park,” Urban Land
“Former D.C. Convention Center Site Opens,” CE NEWS
“Old D.C. Convention Center Now an ‘Interim’ Park,” LandscapeOnline.com
“The Washington Outsider,” Landscape Architecture
"One of D.C.’s most unusual public spaces… a hybrid between park, parking lot, transit hub, and fairground… surrounded by lush plantings… enlivened by modern detailing..."