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GSA's Center for Historic Buildings Announces Winners for 2003 Heritage Awards

GSA #10009

May 1, 2003
Contact: GSA Public Affairs (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Winning projects for the 2003 Public Buildings Service Heritage Awards were announced Wednesday by the Center for Historic Buildings during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration.

The Heritage Awards program recognizes exemplary preservation projects and initiatives that further GSA's stewardship goals. A jury of preservation and design professionals selected winning projects. Awards were presented in five categories: Completed Alterations; Adaptive Use; Conservation and Restoration; Education, Outreach and Community Involvement; and, Stewardship. The awards were presented to the project teams by F. Joseph Moravec, Commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service, at a ceremony held at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C.

The following 2003 Heritage Awards recognize achievements in the preservation and stewardship of GSA's historic buildings.

Completed Alterations and Upgrades

Ariel Rios Federal Building - Washington, D.C.
Handicap Accessible Entrances
National Capital Region

William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse - Scranton, Pa.
Building Modernization Project
Mid-Atlantic Region

Adaptive Use

Twin Rivers Complex - Ogden, Utah
Adaptive Use: Furniture Warehouse to Federal Office Space
Rocky Mountain Region

U.S. General Post Office - Washington, D.C.
Adaptive Use: Post Office to Boutique Hotel
National Capital Region

Conservation/Restoration

Owen B. Pickett U.S. Customhouse - Norfolk, Va.
Interior and Exterior Restoration
Mid-Atlantic Region

U.S. Courthouse - El Paso, Texas
Terra Cotta Repair and Replacement
Greater Southwest Region

U.S. General Post Office - Washington, DC
Restoration of Historic Features
National Capital Region

Federal Trade Commission - Washington, DC
Conservation of "Man Controlling Trade" Sculptures
National Capital Region

Education, Outreach and Community Involvement

Denver Federal Center - Denver, Co.
Denver Federal Center Museum
Rocky Mountain Region

Region 8 Historic Preservation Outreach Program
Website, Reference Guide, Note Cards and Desk Calendar
Rocky Mountain Region

Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Site - Washington, DC
Clara Barton Museum and Site Development
National Capital Region

Honorable Mention
Marketing GSA's Historic Buildings to Motion Picture and Television Production Companies
Southeast Sunbelt Region

Stewardship Awards

Bill Matthews
Director, Office of Portfolio Management
Central Office

Andrea Mones
Regional Historic Preservation Officer
National Capital Region

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