The Trust for the National Mall held its fifth annual benefit luncheon on a sunny Thursday at the National Mall May 3. Former first lady Laura Bush, honorary chair of the Campaign for the National Mall, spoke to fellow supporters at the historic space, administered by the National Park Service. The trust announced the winners of the National Mall Design Competition where renowned design teams produced sustainable and functional concepts.
Three teams will redesign Constitution Gardens, Union Square, an 11-acre area, west of the Capitol, that contains the Capitol Reflecting Pool and Grant Memorial, and the Washington Monument grounds. The trust plans to make these designs a reality in time for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.
Constitution Gardens: Rogers Marvel & Peter Walker and Partners
Union Square: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Brody Bond
The Washington Monumnet Grounds: OLIN & Weiss/ Manfredi
For details, visit www.nps.gov
Winners of the National Mall Design Competition