CFA 15/MAY/03-1


National Museum of the American Indian
Independence Avenue and 3rd Street, SW
United States

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of the American Indian
Perimeter security barriers and bollards. (Previous: CFA 18/MAY/00-2)
Review Type


Dear Mr. Rombach:

During its meeting of 15 May, the Commission reviewed and approved the concept design of perimeter security for the National Museum of the American Indian, located on Independence Avenue and 3rd Street, SW. Although the Commission would have appreciated an earlier submission of the concept, the variety of barriers used in the proposal was strongly supported. However, fewer bollards and the use of reinforced street furniture or additional "grandfather" stones were strongly encouraged.

For final approval, please submit details of the plan, including additional large scale drawings of the proposed guard house and bollard designs. Please coordinate with staff for a site visit during an upcoming Commission meeting for the review of on-going construction, bollard mock-ups and material samples.


Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA

Harry Rombach, R.A.
Associate Director for Facilities Master Planning
Office of Facilities Planning & Resources
Smithsonian Institution
750 9th Street, NW, MRC 908
Washington, DC 20013-7012

cc: Mike Arnold, EDAW
Hal Davis, Polschek Tobey+ Davis