CFA 15/FEB/24-4


Arlington, Virginia
United States

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of the Army
Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall
Design for two new barracks and associated landscape
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review
Submitted Documents


Dear Col. Lowery:

In its public meeting of 15 February conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts approved, based on its prior review of the submission materials, a revised concept design for two new barracks buildings on Sheridan Avenue at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. The Commission expressed appreciation to the Army for following its guidance to hire an architectural firm that specializes in new buildings in historic settings and commended the project team on the superior design. In its approval action, the Commission reiterated its previous advice to specify authentic materials for the new building instead of imitation products, such as the proposed faux slate roofing.

As always, the staff is available to assist you with the next submission.

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

Col. Tasha N. Lowery, Joint Base Commander
Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall
204 Arlington Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211-1199

cc: Lee Becker, Hartman-Cox Architects
Alan Eidsmore, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Marcel Acosta, National Capital Planning Commission