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  • Open Staff Position: Historic Preservation Specialist

    The Commission of Fine Arts is seeking to fill a staff position for a historic preservation specialist to assist with the review of cases submitted under the Old Georgetown Act. A full description of the position and information about how to apply are available online at USAJOBS for current Federal...

  • CFA Minutes Available Online

    The minutes of the Commission of Fine Arts from 1910 through 2002 are now available online at the Internet Archive—a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with organizations and government agencies to preserve records and provide universal access to information. Presenting the opinions and decisions of a...

  • CAROLYN J. DEAVER (1939–2017)

    Carolyn J. Deaver (front row, center) shown in 1989 with fellow Commission members on the steps of the CFA’s former offices at 708 Jackson Place on Lafayette Square. Top, left to right: Roy M. Goodman, Diane Wolf, Frederick E. Hart, and Chairman J. Carter Brown. Bottom, left to right: Pascal Regan,...

  • Toni L. Griffin, Alex Krieger, Elizabeth K. Meyer, and Earl A. Powell III appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that on 15 November 2016, President Obama appointed Toni L. Griffin to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., and reappointed Alex Krieger, FAIA, to a second term on the Commission. On 28 December 2016, the President reappointed...

  • Diana Balmori (1932–2016)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Diana Balmori, FASLA. The founder of Balmori Associates in New York City and a professor at Yale University, she served on the Commission from 2003 to 2012. Balmori was born in Gijón, Spain, and studied architecture at...

  • John Belle (1932–2016)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member John Belle, FAIA. A retired founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, he served on the Commission from 2005 to 2011. Belle was born in Wales and educated in England, and after moving to the United...

  • Mary Katherine Lanzillotta and H. Alan Brangman Appointed to Old Georgetown Board

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce its appointment of Mary Katherine Lanzillotta, FAIA, to serve on the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) for a two-year term beginning 1 September 2016. Ms. Lanzillotta will complete the remainder of the three-year term begun by Stephen A. Muse, FAIA,...

  • Edward D. Dunson, Jr. appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that on 8 April 2015, the President appointed Edward D. Dunson, Jr., AIA, to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Edward Dunson is a licensed architect and design consultant with more than 30 years...

  • CFA Secretary Thomas Luebke wins AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture

    The American Institute of Architects has announced that it will honor Thomas Luebke, Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, with the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.  This national professional achievement award recognizes Luebke for his work in publicizing and advocating for...

  • Liza Gilbert appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that on 10 October 2014, the President appointed Liza Gilbert to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Liza Gilbert is a landscape designer based in Washington, D.C. Since 2012, she has served as a board...