Grand Opening of St. Elizabeth's East Gateway
October 23, 2013 - Gustafson Guthrie Nichol's newest East Coast project is a public park and pavilion within a historic hospital campus in Washington, DC. The landscape design for St. Elizabeth’s East Gateway respects the site’s majestic trees and historic legacy while integrating a new pavilion, park amenities, and a sustainability agenda. Rodrigo Abela, principal in charge of GGN’s DC office, led the landscape design along with Rebecca Fuchs, design associate.
The opening ceremony took place at the food and market pavilion. The pavilion will serve both local residents and thousands of new federal workers moving into the area, helping to revitalize one of DC's poorest neighborhoods. On top of the pavilion, a 21,000-sf, vegetated green roof designed by GGN will be available for concerts, festivals, and other large gatherings.
The Washington Business Journal provides additional background information about this important project.