National and Regional Design Awards for The Potomac River Transportation Framework Plan

Winstanley Architects & Planners is pleased to announce that the Potomac River Transportation Framework Plan has received the following awards.
Award of Honor – AIA Maryland Chapter
Presidential Citation for Urban Catalyst – AIA DC Chapter
Finalist – Urban Land Institute Trends Awards
Outstanding Plan Award – GW Chapter of Lambda Alpha International

In the Media:

Urban Turf  – Dec 18, 2018 –  View  PDF
Urban Turf – April 19th, 2019  – View PDF


George Eisenberger AIA and Michael Winstanley AIA AICP were in attendance for the AIA Maryland’s annual awards ceremony at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, to receive an Award of Honor for the Potomac River Transportation Framework Plan. The jury stated that they “appreciated the bold vision of this project.” The regional award was presented by Laurence Frank AIA, President of the Maryland state chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The Potomac River Transportation Framework Plan is a comprehensive master plan outlining a water-based transportation network on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, for commuters, tourists, and the federal government. This plan outlines an enormous opportunity to expand the regional transportation network at a fraction of the cost (both in dollars and environmental impact) of other transportation modes.

One of the most important components to a successful water-based transportation system is the integration with existing public transportation networks. The Master Plan identifies over 30 landings in the metropolitan region, including a new landing at Reagan National Airport. An intermodal station prototype was also designed to transfer riders from water craft to rubber wheeled trolleys or buses. Integral to this transfer is to provide as much cover for riders from sun and rain and to bring the ships and trolleys as close together as possible, minimizing the time and inconvenience to transfers.

Winstanley Architects & Planners is an architecture, planning and interior design firm located in a renovated warehouse in Old Town, Alexandria. Recent assignments include the Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown, the restoration work at Union Station in Washington, DC, and the Stone Ridge School Field and Entrance in Bethesda, Maryland.
The firm is also a registered small business enterprise.
Further information on the firm can be found at the company’s website or by contacting Geri Houston at 703-519-8081 or