2020 Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture

Posted on December 18th, 2019 by Elizabeth Nelson

On Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7 pm, the winner of the 2020 Dick Wolf Prize** will present a lecture at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The talk will be preceded by a brief membership meeting and followed by a champagne reception. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.


** The winner has not yet been identified nor the topic determined. Those details will be posted in mid-February.

Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture is expected to be an annual event to showcase excellence in research and writing on urban planning and historic preservation in the District of Columbia by a student or intern. The winner will deliver the presentation and receive a $1,000 prize.

Dick Wolf (1933-2012) was one of the District’s most ardent and effective visionaries. After moving to Capitol Hill in 1964, he worked tirelessly and effectively on community planning (including the Comprehensive Plan), historic preservation, and sound neighborhood development. He served on the CHRS Board for many years, most often as President, and also served on the Committee of 100 of the Federal City. His vision for Washington was of a great, world-class city that houses both the nation’s great institutions as well as families with young children; balances its appetite for massive growth with preservation of the character of its irreplaceable historic residential neighborhoods; and integrates sound, sustained city planning principles, practices and administrative processes into all the city’s business.DickWolfOverbeckUndated022015me