The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, originally built in 1971 by renowned American architect Edward Durell Stone as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, is the nation’s cultural center. Currently undergoing its first-ever expansion, in September 2019 the Center will unveil the REACH, which together with the original building will form a unified campus that will be the premier nexus of arts, learning and culture. Conceived by Seven Holl Architects as a thoughtful and respectful counterpoint to the iconic Stone design, the structure fuses with 130,000 sf of programmable landscape by Hollander Design Landscape Architects, and shapes a new connection to the adjacent Potomac River and other monuments.
Join Chris McVoy, Partner and Design Architect for Steven Holl Architects, and Edmund Hollander, founder of HOLLANDER design | Landscape Architects, for an insightful conversation moderated by Frances Anderton, host of DnA: Design and Architecture on KCRW, an NPR station in Los Angeles.
See an animated video flythrough of the project on our portfolio page for Kennedy Center.