Renderings of National Desert Storm War Memorial

We’re proud to announce Brian McFarland – founder of Pronghorn Studio – has completed the renderings of the National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington, DC.

CSO desert eye

The Memorial’s current design is the result of a 20-month collaborative effort between the National Desert Storm War Memorial Board of Directors (the “Board”), numerous veterans of the war, CSO Architects, Inc., Context Landscape Architecture, and other citizen contributors who have been affected by the war. Reflecting months of contemplative research and survey results, the Board believes the current design represents a fitting, meaningful, and memorable experience for visitors and those affected by the war.

cso desert birds

The National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial is an elegantly-curved, massive Kuwaiti limestone wall, which will enclose a sacred, somber, Memorial space. The curved wall serves many functional and symbolic purposes. First, it shields visitors and the “Memorial experience” both visually and acoustically from the noisy, urban surroundings of downtown Washington, DC. Second, the massive stone wall and the floor of the Memorial are crafted from earth-toned limestone, which will represent the sands of the Kuwaiti desert. Third, the curved wall, sweeping as an arc in the north and east direction, recalls the “left hook” maneuver that helped to bring the war to a timely conclusion and to minimize the loss of life to Coalition Forces.

cso desert plan

For more information about the National Desert Storm War Memorial, please visit their website by clicking here:

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