CFA 17/JUL/03-5


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, bollards, and guard booth
Review Type
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Rombach:

During its meeting of 17 July, the Commission approved the proposed design for the security perimeter, bollards and guard booth for the National Museum of the American Indian. However, every attempt should be made to reduce the diameter of the stone bollards and to use bronze, rather than bronze-colored metal, for the proposed entry bollards. While the Commission appreciated the design approach of the security booth, the datum created by the solid panels should be continued along the door, obscuring possible under-desk clutter from public view.

Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review by other agencies must be submitted to the Commission for approval. In addition, please submit the designs for building signs to the Commission for review. As always, the staff is available should you require guidance.

David M. Childs, FAlA

Harry Rombach
Associate Director, Facilities Master Planning
Smithsonian Institution
750 9th Street NW
P.O. Box 37012
VB 5200 MRC 908
Washington, DC  20013-7012

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