Eight Georgetown sites are featured prominently in the recently released Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. The new guide profiles 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in D.C. and Arlington, Va.
"D.C.’s vibrant public realm didn’t just magically appear but was carefully designed over the years, and is continually evolving, through interactions among elected leaders, communities and landscape architects,” said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), in a press release.
Somerville and ASLA hope the guide will inspire the estimated 19 million tourists who visit the region annually. The information is organized into 16 tours spread across D.C.'s four quadrants and Arlington, Va.
"Each tour covers multiple neighborhoods, and includes a printable walking or biking map," according to the press release.
The Georgetown sites highlighted in the guide are:
- Georgetown Waterfront Park
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
- Cady’s Alley
- The Exorcist Steps
- Georgetown University
- Dumbarton Oaks
- Dumbarton Oaks Park
- Oak Hill Cemetery
The experts who helped create the guide include several Georgetown names.
- Claire Bedat, ASLA, Associate, RTKL Associates Inc.
- Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, Founder and President, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).
- Hallie Boyce, ASLA, Partner, OLIN
- Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, Principal, Parker Rodriguez, and Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects (2006)
- Beth Carton, ASLA, Park Planner for the City of Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities
- Jonathan Fitch, ASLA, Principal, Landscape Architecture Bureau
- Skip Graffam, ASLA, Partner and Director of Research, OLIN
- Liz Guthrie, ASLA, Manager of Professional Practice Programs and Staff Liaison to the Sustainable Sites Initiative™, ASLA
- Joan Honeyman, ASLA, Owner, Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture LLC
- Glenn LaRue Smith, ASLA, Principal, Smith + Murray studios, Inc.
- Adrienne McCray, ASLA, Senior Associate, Lee and Associates
- Ron Kagawa, ASLA, Division Chief of Park Planning and Capital Development with the City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
- Dena Kennett, ASLA, Manager of Professional Practice Programs, ASLA
- Elizabeth Miller, ASLA, Acting Director, Physical Planning Division, National Capital Planning Commission
- Radhika Mohan, ASLA, Senior Program Manager, Mayors’ Institute on City Design/National Endowment of the Arts
- Jane Padelford, ASLA, Dumbarton Oaks Research Institute, Harvard University
- Amanda Shull, Project Assistant, The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
- Susan Spain, ASLA, Project Executive, National Park Service
- Jennifer L. Toole, ASLA, President of Toole Design Group
- Michael Vergason, FASLA, Founder, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects