Recent MVT Public Space Activations Earn High Honors from AIA DC

Friday April 28, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that our MVT Photo Walk, FRESHFARM Mobile Kitchen, and Retail Kiosk activations – all made possible through funding from the DC Office of Planning’s “Streets for People” grant program in 2022 – were recently awarded a Designing for Equitable Communities citation from the Washington, DC chapter of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA|DC! Check out the 9 minute 40 second mark of this video to hear the great things the jurors had to say about our project and why it was awarded.

Citations are granted to projects that represent design excellence or creatively integrate a measure of the Framework for Design Excellence, which are a set of 10 measures adopted by AIA|DC as criteria for its Design Award Programs. The purpose of the Framework is to highlight climate action as a critically urgent topic for society, and to underscore the role architects play as influencers for impactful change.

We’re tremendously proud of all that we were able to accomplish alongside the many partners identified in this project story panel (including EL Studio, which sponsored this award submission) and are equally excited about continuing this great progress with even more building – and growing – to the benefit of our community and all of downtown!

Related Links:
MVT Photo Walk Initiative
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