Winners were announced at the awards ceremony on Jan. 9
In April 2013 DC Water launched the Green Infrastructure Challenge, engaging firms to design innovative green practices that absorb rainwater. These practices, known as Green Infrastructure, include installing green roofs (gardens on rooftops), rain gardens, rain barrels, and pervious pavements, removing impervious surfaces, and using other natural means to capture and infiltrate rain water. Capturing the water before it can enter the combined sewer system will aid in alleviating combined sewer overflows in the District.
At the award ceremony on Jan. 9, 2014 DC Water announced the winning submissions for the design phase of the challenge:
21st Century Stormwater Management in a 19th Century Neighborhood
Submitted by Team AECOM
Participating Firms: AECOM, KPG Design Studio, GeoConcepts Eng., Prime Eng., CDDI
Greening the District's Geometry: Enhancing L'Enfant's Plan
Submitted by Team CH2M Hill
Kennedy I Greened: A Neighborhood Green Street Project
Submitted by Team Urban Rain Design | Nitsch Engineering | Stacy Levy Artist | Raymond Papa
Lamont Park: Integrating Green Infrastructure and Bike Infrastructure
Submitted by Team Tetra Tech
Participating Firms: Tetra Tech, Toole Design Group, Hazen & Sawyer
A Stormwater Park System
Submitted by Team Bradley Site Design - Greening Urban
Submitted by Team McKissack
Participating Firms: McKissack & McKissack, Bradley Site Design, Greening Urban
Utilizing Lost Urban Space
Submitted by Team Arcadis
Participating Firms: Arcadis, RTKL, Biohabitats, EQR, Delon Hampton & Associates, NSP Regreen, Robinson & Associates, Geoconcepts Eng.
DC Water is awarding $1 million for design and construction of these Green Infrastructure projects in the Potomac and Rock Creek drainage areas in the District of Columbia. A subset of the projects above will be constructed in the District.