SL 05-095


The Nassif Building (U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters)
400 7th Street, SW
United States

D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Constitution Center (former Nassif Building, U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters)
Building renovation and new facades
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Jaroch:

During its last meeting of 15 September, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the revised concept for the complete renovation of the Nassif Building (400 7th Street, SW) that currently houses the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Commission members commented that the revised design has responded positively to the significant comments given at the last review. However, they asked that the material treatment on the upper portion of the corner elements should receive further study as the project develops.

The Commission looks forward to seeing further development of the design for the building prior to final review. As always, the Commission staff is available should you require further guidance.


/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA

Timothy D. Jaroch, Senior Vice President
David Nassif Company
195 Worcester Street, Suite 301
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5556

cc: David King, SmithGroup
David J. Varner, SmithGroup