Jefferson Drive, SW
Dear Mr. Cortez:
In its public meeting of 15 September conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts approved, based on its prior review of the submission materials, the revised concept design proposal by the Smithsonian Institution for the renovation of and additions to properties in its historic core—the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) and the Arts and Industries Building, located at 1000 and 900 Jefferson Drive, SW—and associated perimeter security elements.
The Commission members expressed appreciation for the responsiveness to their previous advice, and they look forward to reviewing additional elements and outstanding details of the project. Please coordinate the next submission with the staff which, as always, is available to assist you.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Under Secretary for Administration
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
cc: Matt Chalifoux, EYP/Loring
Faye Harwell, Rhodeside & Harwell