SL 06-056


Lafayette Tower
801 17th Street, NW
United States

D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Lafayette Tower
New eleven-story office building
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Braunohler:

In the meeting of 20 April, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the concept for the proposed eleven-story office building at 801 17th Street, NW (SL 06-056). The Commission praised the installation of the proposed green roof and the design development of the building's street-level architectural expression. In its review of alternatives for the building's exterior articulation, the Commission supported the preference of the architect and approved Scheme D with its additional corner recesses.

The Commission looks forward to further review of this highly prominent project. As always, the staff is available to assist you in coordinating your next submission.


Thomas Luebke, AIA

Robert Braunohler, Vice President
Development and Operations
Louis Dreyfus Property Group
2001 K Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington DC 20006

cc: Kevin Roche, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, LLC
Steven Sher, Holland & Knight, LLP