Leo A Daly, an international architecture and engineering firm, managed the National WWII Memorial team of architects and engineers. As architect-engineer for the project, Leo A Daly was legally and professionally responsible for the design, and had primary responsibility for the production of architectural construction documents, as well as contract administration and engineering. Leo A Daly has extensive experience working on projects for the U.S. government and is the fourth largest architecture / engineering firm in the U.S.
Friedrich St.Florian is the design architect of the National WWII Memorial. The former dean of the Rhode Island School of Design was selected to design the memorial from more than 400 entries in a nationwide competition. His career is distinguished by landmark theoretical works and critically acclaimed residences in the Rhode Island area. He has been the Associate Architect for Providence Place, a $450 million retail and entertainment facility in downtown Providence. Honors include the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, a Fullbright Fellowship, and a citation for excellence in architectural design from Progressive Architecture. George E. Hartman of Hartman-Cox Architects shared primary responsibility for architectural schematic design and design development with St.Florian.
Raymond J. Kaskey, an architect who sculpts, created all of the sculpture for the National WWII Memorial. His sculpture commissions include the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana, Calif., the Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta, Ga., the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the Portland Public Services Building in Portland, Ore.
James A. van Sweden was the landscape architect for the National WWII Memorial. Oehme, van Sweden and Associates’ landscape design work includes the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park on the Hudson River in New York City, the International Center Embassy campus in Washington, D.C., and the Frederik Meijer/Michigan Botanic Gardens in Grand Rapid, Mich. Mr. van Sweden passed away in September 2013.
Nicholas Benson, a third generation stone carver and letterer, is the owner-operator of The John Stevens Shop, a company founded in 1705 by John Stevens dedicated to the craft of calligraphy and hand-carved lettering in stone. Benson designed and carved the inscription lettering for the National WWII Memorial. Previous John Stevens Shop commissions include the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Memorial in Arlington Cemetery, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala.
Other members of the team:
- Horton-Lees Lighting Design, Inc., lighting
- Mueser-Rutledge Consulting Engineers, geo-technical and foundation design
- Earthtech/TAMS Consultants, Inc., site/civil engineering
- Cervantes & Associates, P.C., site/civil engineering
- Geotech Engineers, Inc., geo-technical engineering
- Heller & Metzger, specifications
- CMS Collaborative, Inc., fountain consultants
- Leonard Smith & Associates, Inc., cost estimating
- Gage-Babcock & Associates, Inc., fire protection and security