"The National Ideas Competition is an ideal way to spark new thinking from citizens and professionals about this hugely important symbolic space. With fresh, visionary thought the Washington Monument grounds could one day become the real heart of the nation, not necessarily in the way L’Enfant or the McMillan planners envisioned it but in a new way that speaks to the aspirations of the 21st century.”
— Kirk Savage, Winner of the 2010 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Adele Ashkar, ASLA
Landscape Design, Vice Chair
Lisa Benton-Short, Ph.D.
Kenneth R. Bowling
James P. Clark, AIA
Architectural Competitions, Chair
Kent Cooper, FAIA
Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D.
National Mall History
Richard Longstreth, Ph.D.
Albert H. Small
The Catholic University of America
The George Washington University,
National Cathedral School
St. Albans School
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
School or Architecture, Planning
Virginia Polytechnical Institute and
State University (VirginiaTech)
The University of Texas at Austin
Van Alen Institute
Projects in Public Architecture
Virginia Society of the American
Institute of Architects
The Competition Steering Committee would like to acknowledge and thank Rhea George, Director of Marketing and Communications, Virginia Society of AIA, Richmond, for her outstanding design of the Competition poster.