Cultivating Nature & Nation Along the Banks of the Potomac: The Design & Evolution of the George Was
This presentation highlights the role of landscape architects in transforming the muddy banks of the Potomac River into a “capital river”. It focuses on the design and development of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, placing it in historical and geographic context to understand its cultural significance in shaping the landscape of the Nation’s Capital.
Natural Bridge, VA
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the influence of landscape paintings a landscape architectural design.
2. Understand specific design decisions that transformed the shoreline into an iconic riverfront.
3. Understand the specific influences that led to the development of the landscape over time.
Paul Kelsch, Ph.D.,ASLA
Virginia Chapter of the ASLA
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