National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (Old Patent Office Building)
7th and F streets, NW
Dear Mr. Rombach:
In the meeting of 18 May, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the revised concept for the courtyard landscape at the Patent Office Building. The Commission members expressed their appreciation of the design team's responsive-ness to their previous concerns. As part of your next submission of more detailed information on design, lighting, and materials, the members requested final information on the palette of proposed plantings and a stain-resistant finish for the marble-clad planters.
As always, the staff is available to assist you.
/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA
Harry Rombach, R.A.
Associate Director for Facilities Master Planning
PO Box 37012
VB 5200 MRC 908
Washington, DC 20013-7012
cc: Sheila Burke, Smithsonian Institution
Elizabeth Broun, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Marc Pachter, National Portrait Gallery
Debra Nauta-Rodriguez, Smithsonian Institution