Thursday, January 08, 2009

CityVision Program at National Building Museum

CityVision Final Presentation
Friday, January 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

CityVision Program Engages Students with Real-life Development Project
Using design as a framework to teach DCPS students how to become active participants in shaping their communities.

During the fall 2008 CityVision semester, twenty-five students from Browne Education Center and Howard Road Academy designed plans for a section of Interstate 395 between E Street and Massachusetts Avenue that developers Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP plan to deck over. Rod Garrett was guest juror for final projects.

The National Building Museum challenged the students, with the guidance of local architects, urban planners, and the D.C. Office of Planning to build on this space and reconnect two parts of town that the interstate divided—Penn Quarter and Union Station. On January 9, the students will explain how their designs connect the neighborhoods and meet the needs of people who live and work there. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will provide opening remarks. Harriet Tregoning, director, D.C. Office of Planning, will also provide remarks that evening.

CityVision is supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Bloomberg; Mead Family Foundation; William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and The American Architectural Foundation. Additional support for outreach programs is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; The Capital Group Companies; the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and Joseph F. Horning, Jr., among others.

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)

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