Kingman and Heritage Island Environmental Education Center
Anacostia River (northeast of RFK Stadium)
Dear Mr. Albert:
In its meeting of 20 September, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the proposed concept for an environmental center at Kingman and Heritage Islands, including the overall site design and the building design for an environmental education center.
The Commission members expressed strong support for the massing and overall concept for the environmental education center. They recommended that the detailing be developed to support the concept of the building hovering over the river's edge, possibly through simplification of the various screening elements that are proposed. Regarding the site design, the members suggested consideration of placing the memorial components in locations that would be less prominently visible from the primary western entrance route so that the island's general emphasis would remain on enjoyment and understanding of the natural world.
The Commission looks forward to further review of the project as the design is developed. As always, the staff is available to assist you.
Thomas E. Luebke, AIA
Neil O. Albert, Deputy Mayor
Government of The District of Columbia
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 317
Washington, DC 20004
cc: James Diggs, Office of the Deputy Mayor
Adrienne McCray, Lee + Papa and Associates, Inc.
Marnique Heath, Studios Architecture