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ASLA Issues RFQ for D.C. Chinatown Green Street Project

ASLA is inviting landscape architecture firms to submit their qualifications to serve as lead consultant for a project greening the streets surrounding ASLA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown. The deadline is January 15, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The project involves the design and installation of an interconnected series of vegetated systems and proven technologies to manage stormwater runoff and beautify the public right-of-way in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. ASLA intends this project to be a world-class model and education tool for developers, designers, city officials, and the public.


The selected firm will oversee the project through all phases from design and installation to long-term maintenance planning and educational outreach. It will collaborate with the ASLA Site Sustainability Task Force throughout all phases of the project.

Submission is open to international and national firms of all sizes.

According to Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, the executive vice president and CEO of ASLA, ASLA seeks the design expertise of its members to create a national model that will serve as an example for future development in the District and throughout the United States.

“We have been part of the neighborhood since 1999, when we purchased our building on I Street NW, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of the community for a long time,” says Somerville. “The Green Streets project will help make our vision of making the Chinatown community a greener, more sustainable and attractive place to live, work, and play.”

For more information and directions on how to submit, visit

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