Tall Garden

(Honorable Mention – Peace Corps Competition)

Tall Garden is a design for a permanent commemorative park for the Peace Corps. Departing from the prevalent formal language and hardened material vocabulary of monumental architecture, this permanent installation shapes a garden and active public space – an urban artifact that is alive, continuously in flux and that remains welcoming to its surrounding urban context. Revisiting the traditional columnar monument, a triangular array of flowering vine covered columns rise to inscribe an intimate public garden and event space.

Not built in stone or steel, immutable and unchanging, this work remains alive to manifest the Peace Corps ethos – the need to labor, not only to achieve peace, but to maintain it.


Location Washington DC  Use Public Garden  Client The Peace Corps  Area 8,000sf  Status Competition Finalist

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