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Fivesquares Development

Fivesquares Development is co-founded by Andy Altman and Ron Kaplan. As a long-time Bethesda resident, Fivesquares principal Ron Kaplan is passionate about creating beautiful places, high quality designs and sustainable communities. Fivesquares principal Andy Altman first established himself as an internationally recognized urban planner as the Director of Washington, DC's Office of Planning where he created and directed the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative that resulted in the complete transformation of Washington's waterfront.

Perkins Eastman DC

Founded in 2011, Perkins Eastman DC taps a tradition of design dating back to 1959, as well as extensive experience in the District of Columbia. The firm is a dynamic design practice with diverse expertise in the design of the community centers, government buildings, educational facilities, housing, and large scale mixed-use projects that make up our city.

The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 91 stations and has 117 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of approximately 4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction.


Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center and presenting organization based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland. Best known for performances and events at the Music Center at Strathmore, the organization has been presenting accessible, affordable visual and performing arts in the smaller Mansion at Strathmore and all over its 16-acre site since 1981.

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