Master Plan Commissioned for NZP

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The architectural firm of Faulkner, Fryer and Vanderpool is commissioned to redesign the master plan of the National Zoological Park. The well-known Washington firm recently completed the restoration of the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Portrait Gallery at 7th and G Sts., NW, for which they won the 1970 American Institute of Architects National Honor Award. Mr. Lester Collins, former head of the landscape architecture school at Harvard University, is to be associated with them for the landscape design, which will be stressed much more than in previous plans for the zoo.


  • Faulkner, Fryer & Vanderpool
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)


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Tiger Talk, 2/1971

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February, 1971


  • Landscape architecture
  • Master Plans
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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