John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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 unifies the entire core into a park setting with public amenities that include a riverfront promenade, eating facilities, and outdoor terraces with views. Vehicular circulation and parking facilities were located underground.
As a sub-consultant to Edward Durell Stone, Sr., EDSA created the promenade and all external sitework treatments including plazas, entranceways, and landscape beautification of all roadways around the center and promenade.
- Washington, D.C.
- United States Commission of Fine Arts
National Capital Planning Commission
The National Park Service
- Conceptual Design
Construction Administration Services
- 17 Acres