http://www.vhb.com/Lists/VHB News/DispForm.aspx?ID=867CC2DCA Recognized with ASLA’s Potomac Chapter’s Merit Award for Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design Washington, D.C. 2018-06-05T04:00:00Z<p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/News/Announcements/2018/News_Announcement_CC2DCA%20Award1.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />VHB’s Crystal City to DCA Pedestrian Connection Feasibility Study (CC2DCA) project was recently recognized with a Merit Award for Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design by the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)!</p><p>Project Manager Joyce Tsepas, AICP, Lead Planner Doug Davies, PLA, ASLA, and Chief Operator Officer of the Crystal City BID, Rob Mandle, accepted the award at the Potomac Chapter’s annual Awards Gala, held May 3 at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). </p><p>“We are honored to have received a merit award for the CC2DCA Study—a project that exemplifies innovation and provides economic opportunity to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Crystal City,” said Joyce, Senior Project Manager in VHB’s Metro DC office. </p><p>Currently, the airport is separated from Crystal City by the George Washington Memorial Parkway owned by the National Park Service (NPS), and the busiest freight and passenger rail corridor in the United States. This project would be the first of its kind, to help create an “aerotropolis,” connecting 20 million airport passengers and 10,000 airport employees to 10.5 million square-feet of office space and 3,600 hotel rooms via a short walk, and opening the airport to passenger rail.</p><p>VHB provided visioning, planning, historic and cultural resource research, pedestrian and bike facility analysis, aviation and railroad support, structural engineering, funding analysis, and stakeholder outreach. Subconsultant partners included SOM, KGP Design Studio, and COWI. VHB’s <a href="https://www.cc2dca.com/">CC2DCA Study report</a> builds the case for the project, identifies challenges and opportunities for a new dynamic link, and provides a roadmap for implementation. </p><p>ASLA’s Potomac Chapter annual Awards Gala honors 17 projects from several categories including Honor Award for Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design; Honor Awards for Built Design; Merit Awards for Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design; Merit Award for Communications; Merit Awards for Built Design; Merit Awards for Design-Unbuilt; Merit Awards for Social Impact; and Merit Award for Historic Preservation. </p><p><a href="http://potomacasla.org/">The Potomac Chapter</a> serves as a professional and educational resource for landscape architects, designers, and planners in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland. </p><div><br>​</div>


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