Project Receives Approval


Rendering of D Street Pocket Park showing perimeter security design.

Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey (KCCT) recently received concept approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the Harry S Truman (HST) Building Physical Perimeter Security Design. The objectives are to secure the building, protect employees and visitors and improve the streetscape by creating an attractive environment for pedestrians and neighbors.

The KCCT design team has worked to enhance the project with additional landscaping, stormwater management features, additional pedestrian space, a relocated truck inspection facility, and overall design that contributes to the District of Columbia’s public realm. The current plan has resulted from input by the DC Department of Transportation, DC Office of Planning, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, National Park Service, National Capital Planning Commission, National Academy of Sciences, and other nearby federal organizations through the project’s NEPA, Section 106, and general consultation processes.

The KCCT team is lead by Enrique A. Bellini, AIA, Principal and James Dudney, AIA, Associate. The firm of Rhodeside & Harwell is the Landscape Architect and Robinson and Associates, Architectural Historians.

KCCT (Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey), Architecture | Planning | Interiors, is located in Washington, DC. With more than 34 years of experience, KCCT has completed over 160 projects internationally and more than 400 domestic projects for clients including the U.S. Government. KCCT’s design excellence has been acknowledged with more than 30 professional awards, including GSA National Design Awards and AIA Design Awards. 

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