Media Advisory: ASLA Panel Calls Disrepair of National Mall International Embarrassment, Makes Recommendations for Future of America’s Front Yard


Design professionals from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) who comprised a recent blue ribbon panel on the National Mall planning and rehabilitation process will present their findings during a press conference and walking tour. This findings presentation will unveil the panel’s analysis of the Mall’s current crises and its recommendations to the National Park Service, the National Capitol Planning Commission and other governmental and civic groups concerned with the maintenance, development and future health of the National Mall.

Angela Dye, FASLA: ASLA president and panel facilitator, principal of A DYE DESIGN, Phoenix, Ariz.
Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA: adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Reed Hilderbrand Associates Inc., Watertown, Mass.

Nancy Somerville: ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO
April 14, 2009
10:00 a.m. EDT

Knight Studio on Pennsylvania Avenue
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Please join us for a National Mall walking tour of Union Square immediately following the press conference; the tour will depart from the Knight Studio at the Newseum at approximately 10:30 a.m. EDT.


Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
tel: 1-202-216-2371