Federal Highway Administration Honors EE&K for “Great Streets”
The New York City-based and internationally renowned Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects (EE&K), received a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Environmental Excellence Honorable Mention Award for “Great Streets,” the sustainable transportation program the architects designed for Washington, D.C. The Great Streets strategy revitalizes six major corridors in the nation’s capital—a total of 22 miles of roads in 50 distinct neighborhoods—by building sustainable, safe, and transportation-friendly communities. Fundamental strategies for the Great Streets program include allowing pedestrians, cyclists, cars, and public transit to coexist safely; providing well-lighted, shaded, and furnished spaces to promote public interaction; supplying easy and safe intersections; and giving each corridor a distinct character representing design excellence and cultural heritage. For more information and cases studies from this program, visit EE&K’s Web site.