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President Obama Appoints Alex Krieger to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

NBBJ is proud to announce that U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed Alex Krieger, FAIA, principal in the Boston office, to a membership on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

Established in 1910 by an act of Congress, the seven-person Commission is tasked with advising the federal government and the District of Columbia “on matters of design and aesthetics, as they affect the Federal interest and preserve the dignity of the nation's capital.” These responsibilities include the design and location of monuments, the preservation of Georgetown and other historic urban areas, the design of coins and medals, and the administration of the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program.

The Commission was first chaired by architect and planner Daniel Burnham, and many notable architects, planners, and artists have held positions since.

Read the White House press release here.