Sylvan Theater(300)Today, the Trust for the National Mall announced the finalists from stage one of the National Mall Design Competition.

From more than 1,200 entrants, a panel of architects, historians, critics, and advocates selected six competitors for three distinct competitions. These finalists, who were selected on the strength of their prior work and design philosophy, will advance to the second stage.

The competition falls under three categories, organized in alignment with the National Mall grounds that up for redesign: Union Square, the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater, and Constitution Gardens. Teams did not submit designs during stage one. The finalists competing for each category are listed below.

Three teams were given more than one shot at redesigning the Mall: Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hood Design (Union Square and Sylvan Theater); OLIN with Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism (Sylvan Theater and Constitution Gardens); and Rogers Marvel Architects with PWP Landscape Architecture (Union Square and Constitution Gardens).

Union Square:

• Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hood Design Constitution Gardens(300)
• Gustafson Guthrie Nichol with Aedas 
• Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects with Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect 
• Reed Hilderbrand with Chan Krieger NBBJ    
• Rogers Marvel Architects with PWP Landscape Architecture
• Snøhetta with AECOM
Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds: 
• Balmori Associates with Work Architecture Company   
• Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hood Design
• Handel Architects with W Architecture and Landscape Architecture  
• Michael Maltzan Architecture with Tom Leader Studio
• OLIN with Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
• Ten Arquitectos with Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects 
Constitution Gardens:  Union Square(300) 
• Andropogon Associates with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson  
• Lee and Associates with Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates  
• McKissack & McKissack with Oehme Van Sweden   
• Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect with Paul Murdoch Architects   
• OLIN with Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
• Rogers Marvel Architects with PWP Landscape Architecture