The Wharf:
Urban Waterfront Transformation and Placemaking

Hosted by The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) DC Chapter and The Wharf, an all-day symposium about the stellar new development on DC’s waterfront will take place on May 17, 2019. A renowned group of speakers involved in the Wharf will address the history of the site, design and planning, development, placemaking strategies, community engagement, and sustainability during panel presentations and discussions. After lunch, participants will join guided tours of the site, visiting areas discussed. The event will last from 9 am to 3 pm, and lunch will be included in the registration costs.

AIA, AICP, and ASLA continuing education credits will be available.

Agenda & Speakers


8 am: Doors open for registration/coffee

8:45 am: Introductions

9 am: First panel begins

Moderator: Matthew Bell, Perkins Eastman

Panel 1: History, Development and Construction

  • Liz Price, Director of Public/Private Partnerships of PN Hoffman

  • Shawn Seaman AIA, Principal and Executive Vice President of PN Hoffman

  • Stanton Eckstut FAIA, Principal of Perkins Eastman

  • Michael Vergason FASLA FAAR, Principal of Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

Panel 2: Placemaking, Community Engagement, Sustainability, Lessons Learned

  • Peter Cole, Chief Development/Asset Management Officer of Madison Marquette

  • Elinor Bacon, Principal of ER Bacon Development, LLC, and Partner of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront

  • Andy Litsky, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for 6D04 of the District of Columbia

  • Matthew Steenhoek, Vice President of Development of PN Hoffman  and Project Director of Phase 2 of The Wharf 




Purchase HERE!

  • Regular: $45

  • CNU members: $30

  • Students: $15

When:  Friday, May 17, 2019

                9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

                Lunch will be provided


Where:  The Wharf

                 1000 Maine Ave SW

                 Washington, DC 20024


Centrally located in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, the Wharf can be reached through all imaginable modes of transportation—from car and public transportation to bike and boat—and offers plenty of parking. Participants are encouraged to take one of these amazing modes to public transportation to the meeting. For more detailed information on each option, please visit the Wharf’s website (https://www.wharfdc.com/getting-here/ ).

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