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

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that on 17 September 2012, the President appointed Alex Krieger and Elizabeth K. Meyer to serve four-year terms on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. The President reappointed Earl A. Powell III on 30 August 2012 to serve a...

  • A Visual History of the National Mall

    On January 10, 2012, Thomas Luebke, Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, gave a presentation on the history of the National Mall as part of a briefing held at the National Capital Planning Commission for the design firms competing in the National Mall Design Competition. The competition...

  • Philip G. Freelon Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The President has appointed Philip G. Freelon, FAIA, of North Carolina to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington DC, effective January 11, 2011.

    Philip Freelon is the founder of The Freelon Group, an architecture firm based in Durham, North Carolina, focused on...

  • Teresita Fernández Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The President has appointed Teresita Fernández of New York to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington DC, effective October 6, 2011.

    Ms. Fernández is a sculptor and visual artist whose works—often large in scale and inspired by landscape and natural phenomena—explore...

  • Edwin Schlossberg Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The President has appointed Edwin Schlossberg of New York to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington D.C., effective 31 March 2011.

    Edwin Schlossberg is the founder and principal of ESI Design, an internationally recognized firm that designs interactive environments...

  • U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Centennial Events

    Since it was established by Congress one hundred years ago—on May 17, 1910—the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has guided the design of Washington, D.C. This board of seven presidentially-appointed experts in the fine arts—including many of the most renowned American architects, landscape architects,...

  • AIA Honors Framework Plan with Award for Regional and Urban Design

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the joint Monumental Core Framework Plan: Connecting New Destinations with the National Mall as a recipient of its distinguished 2010 Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. A product of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)...

  • The Monumental Core Framework Plan

    The Monumental Core Framework Plan is a joint effort of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission to build upon the superlative assets of Washington, DC to address social, cultural, and ecological needs of the 21st Century. The Framework Plan reimagines federal...

  • Earl Powell III, Diana Balmori, Witold Rybczynski, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The President has appointed Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and has reappointed Earl A. Powell III, Diana Balmori, and Witold Rybczynski to serve four-year terms on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. Mr. Powell has served as Chairman of the Commission since May 2005. Ms. Plater-Zyberk was...

  • Designing the Nation's Capital: The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C.

    The Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the publication of their book, Designing the Nation's Capital: The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C. Edited by Sue Kohler, the Commission's historian, and Pamela Scott, an independent scholar and author, Designing the Nation's Capital is a collection...