CFA 15/MAY/03-9


Birney Elementary School
United States

D.C. Public Schools
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Birney Elementary School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Sumner Road, SE. New school building
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Morrow:

During its meeting of 15 May, the Commission reviewed and approved the concept design for the modernization and replacement of the Birney Elementary School located at 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE. While the project greatly benefitted from the additional material patterning and color to create less monolithic facades, the Commission encouraged further use of mid-scale patterning to enhance the design.

The Commission looks forward to the final review of this project and recommends the use of a model in the design process and presentation. As always, the staff is available should you or the design team require assistance.


Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA

David Morrow
Design Manager, Design Management Branch
Engineering Division
Department of the Army
Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 1715
Baltimore, MD 21203-1715

cc: Geoffrey Lewis, Gauthier, Alvarado & Associates
Felipe Turriago, Gauthier, Alvarado & Associates
Justina Nesbitt, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers