Congratulations Finalists

Congratulations to the 10 finalists selected for the NoMa Underpass Design Competition! A distinguished group of artists, architects, lighting designers, and landscape architects representing three countries and seven cities across the United States were selected after responding to the RFP. Thank you to the hundreds of artists and designers who submitted for the NoMa Underpass Competition. View ten pages out of each finalists’ proposal below, complete with renderings, install details, and more.

Community Feedback

Thank you to all the NoMa community members who attended the meeting on Thursday, October 16, and to the 370+ people who completed our online survey. With community feedback in hand, the jury will select the winners in early 2015. Installation of the winning designs will begin in 2015. In addition to being visually striking, all finalist submissions have been assessed for durability, safety, and ease of maintenance by the judges panel to make it to the final round.

K Street, NE Underpass Finalist Submissions

United Visual Artists:


Thurlow Small Architecture + NIO:

L Street, NE Underpass Finalist Submissions

Narduli Studio:

Future Cities Lab:

Lancaster + Matthew Schreiber: 

Mik Young Kim, L Street:

Thurlow Small Architecture+ NIO:

M Street, NE Underpass Finalist Submissions

Synthesis + Architecture & Moritz Waldemeyer:

Lancaster + Matthew Schreiber: 

Mik Young Kim, M Street:

Florida Avenue, NE Underpass Finalist Submissions

Citelum US:

Duilio Passariello + Ray King:

Additional Information

  • The NoMa Parks Foundation reserves the right to withdraw this RFP, initiate an alternative selection process, or re-issue the RFP at any time.
  • Participation in the RFQ or RFP processes does not imply a contract with the NoMa Parks Foundation.
  • The NoMa Parks Foundation has no responsibility for costs incurred by designer for responses to this RFP.
  • The NoMa Parks Foundation:
    • Has the right of ownership of the proposal designs selected for implementation as part of the RFP process and final projects.
    • Will be given credit during display and/or have the right to reproduce any design proposal whether selected for the final project or not.
    • Requires submitted proposals to be original designs.
  • By submitting your qualifications you are indicating your unconditional acceptance of these terms.

Click here for a printer-friendly pdf containing all this information.


Questions? Please contact: Carrie Cook at ccook@art4business.com or at 215-222-2200 ext. 103

Thank You

The NoMa Parks Foundation would like to thank the D.C. Government for providing funding for the Underpass Design Competition. Funding for the construction of the winning installations is provided through the $50 million dollar capital grant provided to the NoMa Parks Foundation. We would also like to thank the following organizations who have played a vital role in the coordination of the RFQ and RFP: DC Office of Planning, Amtrak, DDOT, WMATA, DPR and DGS.