CFA 20/NOV/03-9


Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building
Constitution Avenue and 12th Street, NW
United States

U.S. General Services Administration
Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building
New courtyard design and landscaping
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Mr. McGill:

During its meeting of 20 November, the Commission reviewed and gave final approval to the new landscape design in a courtyard of the Ariel Rios Building, provided the proposed pavilions are eliminated from the design. This revision will allow for a greater flexibility of uses and focuses the education portion of the design on water retention and reuse. In addition, the use of pavers should be considered for the pathways to create a more intimate garden experience.

The Commission looks forward to the review of future projects for the Environmental Protection Agency. As always, the staff is available should you require assistance.


Charles Secretary

Michael McGill
Special Assistant for Regional Coordination General Services Administration
301 7th Street, SW -Room 7600
Washington, DC 20407-0001

cc: Ann Guillette, Low Impact Development Center
Neil Weinstein, Low Impact Development Center