Government Projects

Modified Government Submission Procedures
Due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has made several temporary changes to its project submission procedures. Government submissions will only be accepted through the online submission portal on the CFA website. This portal is only for government submissions; see Shipstead-Luce Act and Old Georgetown Act pages for information on how to submit for review in those jurisdictions.


Since 1910, the Commission of Fine Arts has been responsible for the design review of government properties in the National Capital. The CFA reviews designs for federal and D.C. government buildings, monuments, memorials, parks, and public spaces throughout the District of Columbia, including the National Mall. The CFA also reviews designs for Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, and the overseas military cemeteries of the American Battle Monuments Commission. In addition, the CFA reviews designs for all coins and medals issued by the U.S. Mint and heraldic designs by the Heraldic Branch of the U.S. Department of the Army.

Please note that D.C. and federal government projects submitted for CFA review prior to September 2014 are referred to as "Direct Submissions" in the meeting minutes and other meeting documents.

Map of the District of Columbia, showing National Park Service and other federal lands, November 2008. (Image credit: National Park Service)