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Changing Values-Design Review at the Commission of Fine Arts

Former Assistant Secretary Don Myer, FAIA and Secretary Thomas Luebke, FAIA discuss the design issues--and the ideologies that underlie them--in several prominent projects reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CoFA) over many decades. Examples include Pennsylvania Avenue, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial, and the Southwest Waterfront.

Presented By:
Thomas Luebke, FAIA, current Secretary, Commission of Fine Arts
Don Myer, FAIA, former Assistant Secretary, Commission of Fine Arts

Hosted by: Fellows Public Program Committee

Sponsored by:
James G. Davis
Harvey Cleary
Whiting Turner
MCN Build, Inc.
Coakley Williams
PWC Companies 
Witters and Bank
KTA
GHT
Rathgeber/Goss 
Jensen Hughes
Potomac Energy Group


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the general oversight responsibilities of the Commission of Fine Arts;
  • Explain how the CoFA's review of design in the Nation's Capital has evolved to keep up with current design trends and standards; 
  • Explain how the CoFA's review of design in the Nation's Capital has evolved to keep up with current design trends and standards; and
  • Explore the impact of current and past CoFA reviewed projects on the City and specific communities they impact.