Tuesday, January 25, 2011


"The City of Greenbelt has gone into the history books as the first community in the United States built as a federal venture in housing. From the beginning it was designed as a complete city, with businesses, schools, roads and facilities for recreation and town government."

"The architecture was streamlined in the Art Deco style popular at that time—with curving lines, glass brick inserts in the facades of apartment buildings, and buttresses along the front wall of the elementary school. These buttresses create vertical lines framing a set of bas reliefs by WPA sculptor Lenore Thomas. (These features make the original buildings of the city some of the finest examples of Art Deco to be found in the Washington area."

Ever dream of being an Astronaut? 
NASA is also in Greenbelt, MD


Project Location by Lessard Group
Greenbelt, Maryland
Greenbelt Metro Park integrates a 1.2 million square foot shopping mall, 1 million square feet of office space, 1,000 residences and 3,000 parking spaces with an existing Metro Rail station. The design creates a transit hub in this bustling urban center of the Metropolitan D.C. area. Each element of the site is carefully positioned to maximize the efficiency of the existing infrastructure, and preserve the wetlands and green spaces. A parking garage is situated above the Metro Rail with access to the outward-oriented mall. Commercial space is located on ground level in several mid-rise buildings along the perimeter of three plazas placed on the Metro line.