CFA 19/NOV/09-8


William McChesney Martin, Jr. Building
2000 C Street, NW
United States

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
William McChesney Martin, Jr. Building
Additions and alterations for visitor screening and conference center
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Ms. Peters:

In its meeting of 19 November, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the Federal Reserve Board's revised concept design for the renovation of and additions to the William McChesney Martin, Jr. Building at 2000 C Street, NW. The Commission members again acknowledged the difficulty of making an addition to the highly resolved architectural form of the Martin Building and appreciated the efforts by the design team to explore multiple variations of the proposed project.

The Commission concluded that the submitted scheme with articulated pavilions and recessive granite-clad hyphens is the most successful solution of the variations presented in integrating the forms of the new additions with the existing architecture. The Commission approved the submitted concept design and delegated the review and approval of the final submission of the construction documents to the staff. As always, the staff is available to assist you with the final submission for this project and with future projects.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

H. Fay Peters
Director, Management Division
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Washington, DC 20551

cc: Keith Bates, Federal Reserve System
Enrique Bellini, Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey