Archive: April 4, 2019

The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation names Winstanley Architects & Planners as Executive Architect

We are pleased to announce that Winstanley Architects & Planners has been named as the Executive Architect for The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation. Winstanley Architects & Planners will be providing guidance for the planning and development of the memorial as well as manage and oversee a 24-step process required by the National Capital Planning Commission and National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission.

“Significant commemorative work such as this memorial require a well-laid roadmap to capture the purpose and vision of the project as well as move through necessary government approval processes,” said Michael Winstanley AIA AICP. “Utilizing our multidisciplinary approach and drawing on our many years of experience working in Washington, D.C., we look forward to collaborating with the GWOT Memorial Foundation to guide the planning and development of this unique and historic memorial.”

Since choosing Winstanley Architects & Planners as the Executive Architect, the GWOT Memorial Foundation has been focused on advocating for land within the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The WA&P and the GWOT Memorial Foundation has been collaborating to gather input from the veteran community and the public to ensure the memorial pays proper tribute to GWOT veterans as well as their friends and familes – and is truly a reflection of the American people.

Once a site is selected and approved, the GWOT Memorial Foundation will host a design competition, where artists from around the country can submit designs that evoke the themes discovered, including those of endurance and sacrifice on a global and multi-cultural scale in America’s longest war.

Winstanley Architects & Planners is an architecture, planning and interior design firm located in a renovated warehouse in Old Town, Alexandria. Recent assignments include the Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown, the restoration work at Union Station in Washington, DC and the Stone Ridge School Field and Entrance in Bethesda, Maryland.

The firm is also a registered small business enterprise.

Further information on the firm can be found at the company’s website www.winstanleyarchitects.com or by contacting Geri Houston at 703 519 8081 or gch@winstanleyarchitects.com.

2019 Prize for Public Interest Design for Potomac River Water Transportation Framework Plan

We are pleased to announce that Michael Winstanley AIA AICP is has been award the 2019 Prize for Public Interest Design by The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design for the Potomac River Water Transportation Framework Plan. The prize is for a creative project that has transformed its surroundings, whether a setting, neighborhood, or community. It is for an individual or entity responsible for shepherding the project within Virginia.

The Potomac River Transportation Framework Plan is a comprehensive master plan outlining a water-based transportation network on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, for commuters, tourists and the federal government. This plan outlines an enormous opportunity to expand the regional transportation network at a fraction of the cost (both in dollars and environmental impact) of other transportation modes.

One of the most important components to a successful water-based transportation system is the integration with existing public transportation networks. The Master Plan identifies over 30 landings in the metropolitan region including a new landing at Reagan National Airport. An intermodal station prototype was also designed to transfer riders from watercraft to rubber wheeled trolleys or buses. Integral to this transfer is to provide as much cover for riders from sun and rain and to bring the ships and trolleys as close together as possible, minimizing the time and inconvenience of transfers.

This work was initiated and funded by Winstanley Architects & Planners, and its purpose was to raise awareness of the feasibility of such a plan and to stimulate public discussion about the importance of increasing public transportation alternatives. Michael Winstanley AIA AICP has lectured widely on the Master Plan including at Design DC and the Greater Washington Board of Trade 2018 Outlook Conference.

Winstanley Architects & Planners is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm located in a renovated warehouse in Old Town, Alexandria. Recent assignments include the Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown, the restoration work at Union Station in Washington, DC, and the Stone Ridge School Field and Entrance in Bethesda, Maryland.
The firm is also a registered small business enterprise.
Further information on the firm can be found at the company’s website www.winstanleyarchitects.com or by contacting Geri Houston at 703-519-8081 or gch@winstanleyarchitects.com.