Commission of Fine Arts Reviews Mount Pleasant Library

Award-Winning Design One Step Closer to Being Finalized

(Washington) - The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) endorsed the D.C. Public Library’s concept designs of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood Library at its July 16 meeting.  This allows the award-winning design created by architects CORE and HMA2 to continue to move toward final concept approval.

“The library looks forward to using the CFA’s comments on the building's exterior to create a design that is compatible with the original Carnegie building,” says Jeff Bonvechio, director of Capital Construction at the D.C. Public Library.  Using the feedback received Thursday, the library will prepare for concept/final at the CFA’s September meeting.

As the CFA staff and the library continue design conversations, the new Mount Pleasant Library already has begun receiving acclaim.  The Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture gave the library design an “Honor Award” for 2009 in the unbuilt category.  Over 120 projects were submitted in the competition.

The U. S. Commission of Fine Arts advises the government on matters pertaining to the arts and the architecture in Washington, including the designs of federal and District government buildings.  There are two levels of review – concept and final.  The final review of a project occurs when design plans are close to completion.

CFA presentation available: http://tinyurl.com/nxx7k7

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