John Whilden

Projects Coordinator
In his role as Project Coordinator at the Trust, John helps manage the development of design and construction projects on the National Mall.
Prior to joining the Trust, John worked for the National Park Service as a landscape architect with the National Mall and Memorial Parks office. While there, he helped design and manage the construction of gardens and memorials within the park, as well as manage cultural inventories. He received his Masters of Landscape Architecture at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center where his thesis focused on urban agriculture and public participation in the designed urban landscape. 
Fun Fact: John won the National Building Museum’s ‘Best Design Award’ for his participation in the Museum’s 2013 Mini Golf Exhibit. John's mini golf hole was a model of the Potomac River Watershed's topography and was constructed using over 2,000 square feet of plywood.