• The Korean Ambassador’s Residence / WASHINGTON, DC

Diplomatic

Lee and Associates originally developed a comprehensive Master Plan for this 3-acre property in NW Washington, DC in 1996. Soon after installation, the US Army Corps of Engineers discovered contaminated soil and munitions buried on the grounds of the Residence—a consequence of WWI ammunitions testing. Remediation required an extensive excavation that removed a lush canopy of mature trees and destroyed many of the garden’s features. In 2000, the Lee and Associates team prepared an extensive garden restoration plan. The new design enhanced many of the original features and incorporated new elements of the traditional Korean landscape such as a stream with series of rock gardens. The project became an ASLA Merit Design Award winner. General Contractor: Tilson Group