• Edsa, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Waterfront, arts, cultural, fountain, promenade
  • Edsa, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, arts, building facade, cultural, promenade
  • Edsa, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, arts, cultural, fountain, promenade
  • Edsa, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, arts, cultural, lighting, promenade
  • Edsa, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, arts, cultural, outdoor dining, promenade
  • Edsa, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, arts, cultural, promenade, stairs

John F. Kennedy Center

Through design of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, EDSA successfully created a powerful civic statement and forum for cultural events. With a stately entrance, raised planters and pools that define a formal plaza, marble terraces overlooking the Potomac, and a promenade with islands of willows accented by fountains, this iconic facility is one of national prominence. A system of pedestrian malls which unifies the entire core of government buildings into a park setting is the major design feature. Vehicular circulation and parking facilities were located underground. As a subconsultant to the master architect, Edward Durell Stone, EDSA was involved with master planning, landscape planning, and design through implementation of the urban spaces. More specifically, EDSA created the promenade and all external sitework treatments including plazas, entranceways and landscape beautification of all roadways around the center and promenade.

Location:
Washington, D.C.
Client:
United States Commission of Fine Arts & National Park Service
Scope:
Master Planning
Detailed Design
Construction Document Review
Scale:
17 Acres