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18/06/2010: Ambassador Gaa Stresses Shared RP-US Ties in Urban Planning and Architecture; Honoring Daniel Burnham

18 June 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. Ambassador Willy C. Gaa addresses the audience before the DC premiere presentation of “Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City” at the National Mall.  Ambassador emphasized that the legacies of architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham continued to resonate with significance, particularly in the Philippines.  Make No Little Plans, traces the life and contributions of Burnham, including his plans for Manila and Baguio City.  Along with Ambassador Gaa, other speakers were Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Jim Leach, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Caroline Cunningham, President, Trust for the National Mall, John Ettelson, President and CEO of William Blair and Company, Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission and Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen.  The DC premiere was presented by the Archimedia Workshop in association with the Embassy of the Philippines, the National Capital Planning Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Trust for the National Mall, the US Commission of Fine Arts, William Blair and Company and the Brickman Group. END


18 June 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. Ambassador Willy C. Gaa joins other honored guests at the DC premiere of “Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City.”  The documentary traces the life and contributions of urban planner and architect Daniel Burnham, including his plans for Manila and Baguio City.  Along with Ambassador Gaa, other speakers were Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Jim Leach, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Caroline Cunningham, President, Trust for the National Mall, John Ettelson, President and CEO of William Blair and Company, Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission and Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen.  The DC premiere was presented by the Archimedia Workshop in association with the Embassy of the Philippines, the National Capital Planning Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Trust for the National Mall, the US Commission of Fine Arts, William Blair and Company and the Brickman Group. END