CFA 15/SEP/05-11


Fort McNair
United States

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


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.


/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA

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.