A CRITICAL NERVE  Connecticut Avenue Design Competition*  We recognized that this section of lower Connecticut Avenue was the critical nerve that connected the Mall to the city.  The primary idea driving our re-thinking was to provide a strong pedestrian street to connect the crowds of the Mall and Dupont Circle by means of a Ramblas, a tree-sheltered walkway down the center of the avenue. At the north end, Dupont Circle acts as a gateway for surrounding historic neighborhoods. At the south end, Farragut Square marks a similar gateway to and from the monumental core.  Acting as an armature to organize the unpredictable variety of spaces, the idea is to maximize and channel the pedestrian traffic of these two gateways by deliberately designing the streetscape such that any individual would instinctly recognize they had entered into a sophisticated and well-defined urban realm.  We wanted to create a destination where we might linger or meet a friend at a sidewalk cafe.  *Exhibited in the National Building Museum
       
     
   Master Plan:  Lower Connecticut Avenue
       
     
   Plan:  Dupont Segment
       
     
   Plan:  Longfellow Segment
       
     
   Plan:  Farragut Segment
       
     
   Sections:  Comparison of Existing and Proposed Efficient Sidewalks
       
     
   Section:  Typical Condition
       
     
   Section:  Dupont Circle
       
     
   Section:  Longfellow Triangle
       
     
   Elevation:  A Vertical Landscape Integrated with Stormwater Management
       
     
  A CRITICAL NERVE  Connecticut Avenue Design Competition*  We recognized that this section of lower Connecticut Avenue was the critical nerve that connected the Mall to the city.  The primary idea driving our re-thinking was to provide a strong pedestrian street to connect the crowds of the Mall and Dupont Circle by means of a Ramblas, a tree-sheltered walkway down the center of the avenue. At the north end, Dupont Circle acts as a gateway for surrounding historic neighborhoods. At the south end, Farragut Square marks a similar gateway to and from the monumental core.  Acting as an armature to organize the unpredictable variety of spaces, the idea is to maximize and channel the pedestrian traffic of these two gateways by deliberately designing the streetscape such that any individual would instinctly recognize they had entered into a sophisticated and well-defined urban realm.  We wanted to create a destination where we might linger or meet a friend at a sidewalk cafe.  *Exhibited in the National Building Museum
       
     

A CRITICAL NERVE
Connecticut Avenue Design Competition*

We recognized that this section of lower Connecticut Avenue was the critical nerve that connected the Mall to the city.

The primary idea driving our re-thinking was to provide a strong pedestrian street to connect the crowds of the Mall and Dupont Circle by means of a Ramblas, a tree-sheltered walkway down the center of the avenue. At the north end, Dupont Circle acts as a gateway for surrounding historic neighborhoods. At the south end, Farragut Square marks a similar gateway to and from the monumental core.

Acting as an armature to organize the unpredictable variety of spaces, the idea is to maximize and channel the pedestrian traffic of these two gateways by deliberately designing the streetscape such that any individual would instinctly recognize they had entered into a sophisticated and well-defined urban realm.

We wanted to create a destination where we might linger or meet a friend at a sidewalk cafe.

*Exhibited in the National Building Museum

   Master Plan:  Lower Connecticut Avenue
       
     

Master Plan: Lower Connecticut Avenue

   Plan:  Dupont Segment
       
     

Plan: Dupont Segment

   Plan:  Longfellow Segment
       
     

Plan: Longfellow Segment

   Plan:  Farragut Segment
       
     

Plan: Farragut Segment

   Sections:  Comparison of Existing and Proposed Efficient Sidewalks
       
     

Sections: Comparison of Existing and Proposed Efficient Sidewalks

   Section:  Typical Condition
       
     

Section: Typical Condition

   Section:  Dupont Circle
       
     

Section: Dupont Circle

   Section:  Longfellow Triangle
       
     

Section: Longfellow Triangle

   Elevation:  A Vertical Landscape Integrated with Stormwater Management
       
     

Elevation: A Vertical Landscape Integrated with Stormwater Management