October 3rd marked the second day of AIAIDC's Design DC Convention celebrating the theme of "Constructing an Equitable Future". Jeff Lee and Adrienne McCray had the opportunity to speak and share their views on the challenges and solutions of reach that goal.
Titled "An Avid Cyclist and Landscape Architect Shares Bike Lane / Cycle Track / Bike Path Design Challenges and Solutions", Adrienne presented with Nelle Pierson, Director of Communications at JUMP Bikes, to showcase case studies highlighting the impact of inclusion in open spaces, on planning and design teams, and when gathering user input from their unique perspectives.
Jeff's session, which was titled "Public Realm: Quantity and Quality Opportunities to Capture and Enhance Democratic Space", explored the history of DC and how it developed into the city it is now. Furthermore, he expresses the current issue with how current public realm development takes place and delves into the solutions that could create publicly accessible space for the common good.
There's a new green space in D.C.: Petworth Meditation Garden! One of our Senior Associates, Adrienne McCray, attended the ribbon cutting event and mingled with the very people lai collaborated with to bring this final vision alive. While it only looks like a park, our project, located at 13th and Kansas Ave, focuses on providing the community with a multi-use space that is both meditative and relaxing. In addition to being the first meditation garden in the District, The Petworth Meditation Garden offers free public programming through DPR like Yoga in the Park on Monday Mornings.
Adrienne McCray (in black and white dress) standing with the group as the ribbon is cut, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and DPR Director Keith Anderson.
At the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects annual Awards Gala, Lee and Assciates Inc. was presented a Merit Award for the 8th Street Arts Park in the Social Impact category. A true collaborate effort, this project will stand to serve the Brookland/Edgewood communities - children and adults alike. Completed in conjunction with and for Dance Place, this park is activited with their specially and varied crafted programing. Being an eventful evening, we also gave a tour of our other award winning project The University of the District of Columbia Student Center! Just look at that rain garden.
Merit Award: Pictured is our principal, Jeff Lee; Senior Associate, Adrienne McCray; Associates, Annie Varma and Brian Flynn; Dance Places' Executive Artistic Director, Christopher K. Morgan, and Potomac Chapter ASLA President, Steve Cook.
UDC Tour: Pictured is Senior Associate, Rhonda Dahlkemper and Associates, Annie Varma and Brian Flynn
To celebrate the firms 2nd annual District Night and its 80th anniversary, WDG Architecture welcomed guests to its Washington, DC office on February 22. In support of this great accomplishment, our principal, Jeff Lee, attended to show his support and connect with the Districts commercial real estate community. The Washington Business Journal published photographs from the event and Jeff is seen posing with Donahue Peebles III of The Peebles Corp, Skip Walker of The Walker Group, and Malcolm Williams of Anacostia Business Improvement District.
The event featured products, food and talent from the local community.