Semi-Finalist Teams for Ed Johnson Memorial

We are excited to announce the three semi-finalist teams chosen to submit design concepts for the Ed Johnson Memorial. Chosen from 45 teams from three continents and more than a dozen states, these teams have created incredible and moving public art and memorials. The teams included artists and landscape architects.

Their previous work includes the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania; the African Burial Ground Memorial in New York; the Gate of Freedom in Birmingham; and the African Burying Ground and Memorial Park in New Hampshire.

The teams are
– Rodney Leon, of Rodney Leon Architects, artist Ai Qiu Hopen, and Elizabeth Kennedy, of Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect
– NBW Landscape Architects and Lord Cultural Resources
– Jerome Meadows, of Meadowlark Studio.

Click here to see the Call for Artists issued June 2017

Take a look at examples of the semi-finalist teams’ past work below and visit their websites to learn more about them.


Rodney Leon, Ai Qiu Hopen and Elizabeth Kennedy

Leon + Hopen + Kennedy Statement of Approach














NBW Landscape Architects and Lord Cultural Resources

NBW Qualifications and Statement of Approach















Jerome Meadows

Jerome Meadows Resume and Statement of Approach