The Design


After a seven-month design competition, the design team of OMA+OLIN was selected in October 2014. With the ongoing capital campaign securing more than $15 million to date, Bridge Park draws on extensive community outreach and consultative process, anchored by more than 700 stakeholder meetings for design development and impact. Read the press release here.

Meet the Design Team!

Jason Long, OMA


Jason Long joined OMA in 2003 and has been based in OMA New York since 2007. After acting as a key member of OMA’s Rotterdam–based think tank, AMO he served as project architect and project manager for many of OMA's cultural projects in the Americas including the Quebec National Beaux-Arts Museum, the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach and the Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, New York. He has longstanding experience with public space planning, from his early involvement in AMO strategic masterplans for Beijing Preservation and Shanghai Planning to the recent winning competition scheme for the Miami Beach Convention Center District. In addition, Long has overseen a number of residential projects in the US, including the Transbay 8 tower in San Francisco. Jason was also an Associate Editor of Content (Taschen 2004) and a Visiting Critic at Cornell University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.


Hallie Boyce, Olin


A Partner since 2009, Hallie Boyce has seventeen years of experience in the field of landscape architecture and urban design. Her focus is the design of places in the public realm that promote community building and public health through the engagement of urban ecologies and natural systems. Her expertise in cultural landscapes includes the design of the new U.S. Embassy and Cubitt Square at King’s Cross Station in London, a vision plan for Franklin Park in Washington DC and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. In 2012 she led the design of the winning entry for the Washington Monument Grounds at the Sylvan Theater. Recently realized projects include the Spirit of Women Park and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Children’s Garden in Columbus, Ohio and the landscape for the University of California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. Hallie has also worked on the design of private estates in Virginia, Wyoming and France.

Hallie is currently an adjunct studio critic for the graduate Urban Lands studio at Temple University. Previously she co-led Studio Slavonice for three years at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design which explored the idea of catalytic landscapes that sustainably transform rural towns along the Czech-Austrian border. She has also been a visiting critic at the University of Virginia and a guest critic at Morgan State University. Hallie holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Art in Art History from Bucknell University.

Design Principles, Values and Facilities Description

The design principles and list of facilities were gathered through over 200 community meetings with local residents, church leaders, business owners and city government representatives. Serving as the DNA for the future park, these were reviewed by our Design Oversight Committee which represents stakeholders from across Washington, DC. This information played a key role evaluating the design competition submissions.

Bridge Park Principles

11th Street Bridge Park Design Charrette

Video chronicles of the December 7, 2013 community design charrette.

Design Competition Jury

Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin

Competition Juror

Toni Griffin
Photo credit: Noah Kalina

Toni L. Griffin

Competition Juror

Toni L. Griffin

Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA

Competition Juror

Michaele Pride

Michaele Pride, AIA, NOMA

Competition Juror

Patricia Zingsheim

Patricia Zingsheim

Alternate Juror

11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition Oversight Committee

  • Mary Abe, Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Angela Anderson Adams, Public Art Administrator, Arlington Economic Development
  • Maria Barry, Green Spaces for DC
  • Jason Bonnet, Forest City Washington
  • Juanita "Busy Bee" Britton, BZB International Inc.
  • Ruth Caplan, Greening Cleveland Park Committee
  • Andrew Jared Critchfield, Former Commissioner and Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B
  • Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchen
  • Michael Drerup, Forensic Structural Engineer
  • David Garber, Navy Yard and Anacostia Community Advocate
  • Janell Herring, U.S. Navy Yard
  • Alexandra Jones, Archaelogy in the Community
  • James Jordan, Millenium Design Architects
  • George  Koch, Founder, ArtoMatic
  • Richard Layman, Urban Revitalization Consultant
  • Roger Lewis, Architect and Washington Post Columnist
  • Arnehl Lyon, Hillsdale Civic Association
  • Elizabeth Miller, National Capital Planning Commission
  • Jennifer Ney, Anacostia Community Boathouse Association
  • Gopaul Noojibail, National Park Service
  • Dayvie Paschall, SKANSKA
  • Jim Schulman, Community Forklift
  • David Smith, Pearl Coalition
  • Lionell Thomas, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • Septime Webre, The Washington Ballet

“The first step in getting two sides to really enjoy each other is to get two sides to really understand each other. And this is the perfect opportunity in a wonderful, beautiful, recreational space.”

Doyle Mitchell, CEO Industrial Bank