Consulting Parties Meetings Archive

In the Spring of 2007, pursuant to Section 106 regulations implemented by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) that encourage early coordination with groups or individuals who have demonstrated interest in historic properties that may be affected by the proposed project, the Smithsonian Institution invited a number of individuals and organizations to participate in the Section 106 process as Consulting Parties.

These agencies and constituents include:

  • National Capital Planning Commission
  • National Park Service
  • District of Columbia Historic Preservation Officer
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • National Park Service Liaison to the White House
  • U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
  • District of Columbia Historic Preservation League
  • District of Columbia Office of Planning
  • National Coalition to Save Our Mall
  • Committee of 100 on the Federal City
  • U.S. Capital Historical Society
  • The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC *
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Mary Annette McQuirter, Independent Scholar on African American issues in DC *
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation *
  • Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A
  • Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2F *

* Invited but did not attend or rarely attended official consulting parties meetings

The Consulting Parties played a key role in shaping the Design Principles, which informed the design process.