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Excellence in Design

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Posted March 24, 2005

GSA’s biennial celebration of outstanding design was held in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheater on March 24, 2005. It marked the tenth anniversary of the Design Excellence Program.

The jury for this competition used seven criteria to evaluate 143 submissions. The judges looked at everything from success in meeting project requirements and functional proficiency to aesthetic sensibility and cost efficiency. Only 16 awards were bestowed.

The winning projects provide quality federal work environments at the best value to the taxpayers. And they inspire! The following list identifies projects that were honored at the GSA Design Awards Ceremony.

ARCHITECTURE
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United States Courthouse
Hammond, Indiana

ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR DESIGN
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United States Courthouse  
Seattle, Washington

ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING
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ATF National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Beltsville, Maryland    

ON THE BOARDS
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Federal Building
San Francisco, California

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United States Courthouse
Buffalo, New York

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United States Courthouse
El Paso, Texas

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Port of Entry
Del Rio, Texas

MODERNIZATION
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United States Courthouse and Federal Building
Phoenix, Arizona

PRESERVATION /CONSERVATION
Honor
Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building
Washington, DC 

PRESERVATION
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United States Courthouse Complex
Erie, Pennsylvania

ART IN ARCHITECTURE
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 “River of Light,” U.S. Courthouse Annex
Wheeling, West Virginia

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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Richard Bolling Federal Building
Kansas City, Missouri

GRAPHIC DESIGN
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World War II Memorial: Dedication Book
Washington, DC

CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE
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United States Courthouse
Seattle, Washington

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Shared Border Station
Sweet Grass, Montana
Coutts, Alberta, Canada

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World War II Memorial
Washington, DC

Pictured: Model of the San Francisco Federal Building. This design received a Design Excellence Program Honor Award in the "On the Boards" category.


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