CFA 20/SEP/12-h


3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
United States

Smithsonian Institution
National Zoological Park
North Road - General Services Building retaining wall
Review Type
Previous Review


Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 24 July 2012. Final plans conform to previously approved concept design.


Dear Ms. Trowbridge:

The staff of the Commission of Fine Arts has reviewed the final design for the National Zoological Park’s North Road/GSB Retaining Wall project. The staff has no objections to the final designs for the proposed retaining wall and landscape alterations.

With the authority delegated by the Commission at its meeting of 16 February 2012, we approve the final submission for the North Road/GSB Retaining Wall project, as documented in the materials received and dated 17 July 2012. If there are any additional changes please contact the staff to determine if additional review will be required. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

Ann Trowbridge
Associate Director for Planning
Smithsonian Institution
600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 5001
PO Box 37012
VB 5200 MRC 511
Washington, DC 20013-7012

cc: Don Pruett, Quinn Evans Architects
Peter May, National Park Service