U Of A Grad Wins WWI Memorial Design Competition

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A University of Arkansas graduate designed the winning plans for a World War I memorial that will be built in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.

Joseph Weishaar, a 2013 graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, had the winning design out of the 350 submissions to the international competition commissioned by the United States WWI Centennial Commission. According to a U of A press release, his design, “The Weight of Sacrifice,” was completed with the help of Sabin Howard, a New York sculptor.

The finished project is scheduled to be completed by November 2018, just in time for the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI, the release states. The project should cost between $30-35 million and will be located in Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Weishaar, who was also an Honors College student, is currently a project architect with Brininstool+Lynch out of Chicago. The professional team needed to complete the design includes architects from several firms, including Phoebe Lickwar, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the U of A.