Part of the U. S. Botanic Garden campus since its creation in 1932, Bartholdi Park is a two-acre garden that serves as a demonstration garden where visitors can learn to apply the latest horticultural techniques to their home landscapes. At the request of the Office of the Architect of Capitol, RAS provided documentation and construction administration for the historic restoration of this iconic, strolling park in our nation’s capitol. To maintain the site’s historic fabric, the garden was renovated and utilities upgraded with careful sensitivity to original materials and layout. The project included the restoration (conservation, mechanical systems, and lighting) of the garden’s central element, an elegant 30-foot tall, 15-ton fountain created by Statue of Liberty sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
Collaborators: Robinson Iron