Spring has finally arrived, and Washingtonians are far from hiding their excitement. The peak of our beloved Cherry Blossoms seems to annually kick off the city’s warm weather traditions. In celebration of clear skies and nonexistent humidity levels worker bees and families alike fill neighborhood parks and center squares to the brim.
WDG is happily sandwiched between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square. It is safe to say that most of our employees, although reluctant to pull themselves away from Revit, take full advantage of our location. Nearly overnight our capitol metropolis has transformed from a quiet urban landscape to a vibrant community streaming with people, and I’ve already spotted two of my colleagues scoping out their favorite food trucks.
Here are some interesting facts for all the new faces around the office. The fluidity of traffic in the District, both vehicular and pedestrian, circulates through the grid and roundabouts strategically designed in 1791 by Pierre Charles L’Enfant. At the time DC was extremely sparse compared to the population it currently hosts, and this allowed L’Enfant the freedom to plan a unique approach that laid diagonal avenues over a grid of streets. The infamous scattered Circles are meccas for social gatherings. The design also allowed for ample city squares, which fortunately for us provide more park bench options during lunch hour. The next time you find yourself sitting in the grass eating lunch from your new favorite food truck, you’ll most likely spot WDG employees milling about, socializing and soaking in the cityscape.