CFA 21/NOV/02-10


Hardy Middle School
1819 35th Street, NW
United States

D.C. Public Schools
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Hardy Middle School
Additions and alterations
Review Type
Concept. (Note: see case #OG 02-335)


Dear Ms. Woodhead:

During its meeting 21 November, the Commission reviewed and approved the concept design for the proposed alterations to Hardy Middle School located at 1819 35th Street, NW. As the 1928 building is within the Georgetown Historic District, the designs were previously reviewed by our Old Georgetown Board at their meetings of 3 October and 7 November. After some revisions, the Board recommended approval of the concept design.

We agree that the introduction of windows on the 35th Street facade of the gymnasium addition is responsive to the residential neighborhood across the street, an improvement over the first proposal. The two lighted pylons will highlight and provide an important identification  of the main entrance.

We look forward to the review of the final working drawings, with details, material samples and landscape plan, at your earliest convenience. As always, the staff is available to assist you in preparing the final presentation in front of the Old Georgetown Board and the Commission of Fine Arts.


Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA

Sarah J. Woodhead, AlA
Deputy Director of Facilities
District of Columbia Public Schools
Planning, Design and Construction
Penn Center
1709 3rd Street, NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002

cc: Walter Remson, DC PS
Stephen Smith, EYP