From July 4 through September 3, 2012, visitors to National Building Museum in Washington, DC, will be able to to get out of the rough and take to the cool comfort of some pretty nifty greens! Guests can combine their love for the building arts with a putter, ball, and one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed by some of the region’s most creative architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers.
The Museum invited firms and individuals to sponsor, design, and construct a hole with a building-related theme inspired by an actual building, bridge, landscape, or monument—or a completely fanciful one.
The following organizations and individuals answered the call, and their ingenuity will be on display all summer. Many have teamed up with other building industry professionals to make their hole as dynamic as possible. To stir the team’s competitive juices, the Museum will present a Best in Show award determined by a jury of design experts, and players will vote for People’s Choice.
Mini-golf sponsors, designers, and builders include:
- Cassidy Turley
- Linder & Associates Event Architects and District Design
- STUDIOS Architecture, OLIN, 3form, Alliance Lighting, and Interface
- IEEE-USA, GrizForm Design Architects, and Potomac Construction Services
- American Society of Landscape Architects and Seth Estep, Brian Green, Rebecca May, Luke VanBellegham, Students of the Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
- Atmosphere Lighting, Foundry Crew, Occasions Caterers, and Perfect Settings
- DAVIS Construction
- Hanley Wood and E/L Studio
- Hargrove Inc.
- The JBG Companies, Landscape Architecture Bureau, and Monarc Construction
- Chase W. Rynd, Executive Director, National Building Museum; Washington-Alexandria
- Architecture Center of Virginia Tech; and Atelier U:W
- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- Steuart Investment Company, 360° H Street Apartments, and Inscape Studio
- Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners
- DODGE-CHROME, Inc.
- Washington Parent
- Mr. Stephen E. Sandherr.
The course will be open during Museum hours and two special evenings until 9pm: Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 23. For more information, visit this link.