CFA 15/JAN/04-11


St. Elizabeths Hospital
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
United States

D.C. Department of Mental Health
St. Elizabeths Hospital
New hospital building
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Ms. Knisley:

During its meeting of 15 January, the Commission approved the revised concept for the new hospital on the St. Elizabeth's Campus, located at 2700 Martin Luther King, designed to replace the current John Howard Pavilion. The revisions improved the quality of the design by screening the service area and relocating the mechanical equipment areas, reducing
the perceived massing on the roof.

The Commission looks forward to continued review of this project as it progresses to the next phase of design. As always, the staff is available should you or the design team have questions or need guidance.


Charles H. Atherton

Ms. Martha B. Knisley
Director, District of Columbia
Department of Mental Health
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

cc: Richard Warsh, DC Department of Mental Health
Marc Shaw, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architects
Steve Kleinrock, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architects