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  • Michael McKinnell (1935-2020)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Michael McKinnell, FAIA. A prominent architect and educator, he served as a member of the Commission from 2005 to 2011, during which time he participated in the review of prominent projects including the Martin Luther...

  • Operating Status and Project Review during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has made several changes to its meeting schedule and project submission procedures. The Commission is continuing to review certain projects, with staff remaining on duty through telework and intermittent office hours. For...

  • James McCrery and Duncan Stroik Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    President Donald J. Trump has appointed James McCrery and Duncan Stroik to serve four-year terms on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.

    James C. McCrery, II, AIA, NCARB, is an assistant professor at the Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning, where he...

  • Vice Chairman Meyer Awarded 2019 Vincent Scully Prize

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Vice Chairman Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Vincent Scully Prize. The prize program is administered by the National Building Museum to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in...

  • Donald Beekman Myer (1937–2019)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of longtime staff member Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA (1937–2019), assistant secretary of the Commission from 1966 to his retirement in 1997. A native of Cleveland, Don received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture...

  • Philip G. Freelon (1953-2019)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Philip G. Freelon, FAIA. A prominent architect recognized for his work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, he served as a member of the Commission from 2012 to 2016; he was elected Vice...

  • Kevin Roche (1922–2019)

    Kevin Roche (standing, second from left) shown in 1975 with fellow Commission members at the CFA’s former offices at 708 Jackson Place on Lafayette Square. Left to right: (standing) Edward Durell Stone Jr., Kevin Roche, Nicolas Arroyo, George A. Weymouth; (seated) Chloethiel Woodard Smith, Chairman...

  • Resumption of Agency Operations

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has reopened as of 28 January 2019. The following information details the status of submitted projects and when they are likely to be reviewed by the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). Please note that the regular receipt and review of...

  • Operating Status

    Due to a lapse in federal appropriations, the Commission of Fine Arts is closed. We will be unable to respond to calls and messages until the federal government reopens. An extended closure may affect the scheduling of the Old Georgetown Board and Commission of Fine Arts public meetings. Please...

  • Commission Offices Closed Dec. 5

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts will be closed on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. Visit www.opm.gov for more information.