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The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) working to transform the unused Dupont Circle trolley station into an institution highlighting the District’s rightful place on the cultural map.

Board of Directors
• Founder/Interim Chairman: Julian Hunt, Principal, Hunt Laudi Studio
• Braulio Agnese, Communications Consultant
• Stylianos Christofides, Principal, SC Squared LLC
Stefan Martinovic, Co-Founder/CEO, CREATE
Anne Montgomery, Senior Policy Analyst, Altarum Institute
Jeanette Norton, Regional Training Specialist, Foundation Center

• Director of Real Estate Development: Patrick Smith
• Visual Director: Monling Lee
• Event Chair: Kendra Rubinfeld

Advisory Board
• Ronald D. Abramson, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
• Jim Anglemyer, President, WCS Construction
• Boriana Bakaltcheva, MBA Candidate, Georgetown University
• Julianne Brienza, Executive Director, Capital Fringe
• Robert Cole, Principal, ColePrévost
• Michele de Nevers, Center for Global Development
• K.C. Dutton, Associate, Gensler
• Aisha Davis, Owner, DESHO Productions
• Ronit Eisenbach, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Architecture
• William Gallagher Jr., Principal, KGP Design Studio
• Annie Gawlak, Owner & Director, G Fine Art
• Breeze Giannasio, Principal & Founder, BGDB
• Lisa Gold, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts
• David Greenbaum, Vice President, SmithGroup
• Morgan Greenhouse, verdeHOUSE
• Adam Griffiths, Artist
• Stanley Hallet, Professor, Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning
• Philippa Hughes, Commissioner, D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities
• Martin Irvine, Proprietor & Director, Irvine Contemporary
• Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection
• John Lang, Designer, Hickok Cole Architects
• Anthony Lanier, President, EastBanc
• Lionel Lynch, Director of New Development and Strategic Planning, Roadside Development
• Jayme McLellan, Director & Founder, Civilian Art Projects
• Kirk Mettam, Principal, Robert Silman Associates
• Ora Nwabueze, Founder, The Dunes
• Ann Philbin, Director, Hammer Museum
• Shane Pomajambo, Owner, Art Whino
• Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer Gallery
• Brigitte Reyes, Director, Reyes + Davis Independent Exhibitions
• Kendra Rubinfeld, Principal, Kendra Rubinfeld PR
• Paul Ruppert, Producing Director, Warehouse Theater
• Juliette Searight, Architect
• Johan Severtson, Professor, Corcoran College of Art + Design
• Tomás Snorek, Principal, ripe
• Sarah Tanguy, Curator, Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
• Christian Walker, Biomedical Innovations Industry

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When fully built out, the Dupont Underground will encompass the 75,000 s.f. of transit infrastructure beneath Dupont Circle that served Washington as a trolley station from 1949 until 1963. Our objectives for the space:

  1. Create a unique, centrally located venue for exhibitions and events.
  2. Provide a democratic space for community groups, educators, and entrepreneurs.
  3. Develop an institution that brings wider attention to the District’s arts and design culture.
  4. Strengthen the social networks that patronize the arts and inform business interests in the city, the region, and across the nation.
  5. Return a long-abandoned space back to the public realm.

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Located in Washington’s northwest quadrant, Dupont Circle is part of Pierre L’Enfant’s original design for the nation’s capital. Among the city’s most popular neighborhoods, it marks the intersection of two major thoroughfares — Connecticut Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue — and sits atop the Metro system’s Red Line.

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  • The Highline, New York City A blocks-long section of elevated train tracks, once a nuisance, is now a magnet for institutions, businesses, and pedestrians.
  • Alvéole 14, Saint-Nazaire A World War II submarine base on the coast of western France is converted into a public space for contemporary arts and music.
  • 11th Street Bridge Park, D.C. Transforming an old bridge across the Anacostia River into the city’s first elevated park: a new venue for healthy recreation, environmental education, and the arts.
  • Zollverein, Essen A German mining complex shut down in 1986 gets world-class architecture for public spaces, museums, education, and business.
  • Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney A dilapidated underground reservoir in Australia’s largest city is converted into a sunken garden for community and cultural activities.
  • The Lowline, New York City A plan to use innovative solar technology to turn a historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side into an underground park.

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