DC High Water Marks
The DC High Water Mark project is an ongoing effort spearheaded by DC’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to reimagine the city’s approach to flood awareness and readiness. The studio collaborated with Patrick McDonough to envision a system of markers to be installed on sites within the 100-year flood plain.
In January 2020, we installed the first two of these markers—12-foot tall totems that show color-coded elevations of historic flooding events and future flooding scenarios.
In April 2021, we installed a third marker, in partnership with DOEE and The Wharf DC.