Loeb alums Glenn Smith (LF 1997) and Charles Birnbaum (LF 1998) are among 20 notable landscape architects who have collaborated with the American Society of Landscape Architects to launch The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. With expert commentary and more than 800 photos, the online guide will give visitors and locals a fresh perspective on more than 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in D.C. and Arlington, VA.
The guide highlights monuments and parks and examples of new sustainable works like Diamond Teague Waterfront Park, which incorporates man-made, water-cleansing wetlands on the Anacostia River. There are 16 distinct tours in all four quadrants of the District—as well as a tour of the new D.C. bicycle network. Each tour covers multiple neighborhoods, and includes a printable walking or biking map.
The contributors, all of whom are designers of the public realm and leaders in sustainable design, explain the sites from a landscape architect’s point of view and show how the design of these locales influences how people interact with or even feel about these places.