CFA 15/SEP/05-11

Location

Fort McNair
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of the Army
Property
Fort McNair
Description
National Defense University, New building: Lincoln Hall
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review

Letter

Dear Mr. Russo:

During its last meeting of 15 September, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the revised concept for Lincoln Hall, a new building for the National Defense University at Fort McNair. While the addition of the two mechanical penthouses is acceptable, the Commission asked that the cornice detail on these roof structures be made more substantial. The Commission members had previously encouraged a roof enclosure for the entrance drum and they support the use of the proposed light-weight kingpost structural system, which provides maximum transparency to create a unique experience within the entry drum.

The Commission looks forward to further review of this and other projects for Fort McNair. As always, the staff is available should you require guidance.

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA
Secretary

John T. Russo
Director, Public Works
Department of the Army
Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Myer
204 Lee Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211-1199

cc: Rod Garrett, S.O.M.