Vice President/Design Director Smithgroup Chevy Chase, Maryland
Next-generation civic design will distinguish and invigorate the American urban landscape. Bridging timeworn wastewater infrastructure with urban design best practices, the new DC Water Headquarters reflects an artistic and iconic design approach that reimagines a once mundane utility as a multi-faceted, sustainable public amenity.
Identify strategies to help guide municipalities in reimagining industrial waterfront sites for positive community impact and successful implementation of sustainability measures.
Develop strategies to transform reclaimed industrial sites that will positively impact stormwater and water use systems, while creating program opportunities for staff and visitors.
Recognize key characteristics of monumental civic architecture and landscape to synthesize a design approach steeped from the the unique opportunities and constraints of the site, including history, culture, and use.
Assess new and unusual materials to achieve ambitious sustainability, aesthetic, and functional goals.