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GSA's 2004 Design Awards SpotlightExcellence in Federal Architecture

March 24, 2005

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GSA #10147

March 24, 2005
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz 202-501-1231

Washington, D.C. – Excellence in public design ranging from courthouses to a forensic science laboratory took the spotlight today during the U.S. General Services Administration’s 2004 Design Awards ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

"The projects we honor with this year's design awards reflect the majesty of our government," said GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry. "The experts who developed these projects are helping to support our government and our democratic beliefs through the design and construction of buildings with architectural significance that provide functional workspace for federal workers at best value to the American taxpayers."

A jury of private sector professionals chaired by architect Mack Scogin of Atlanta, Ga., reviewed more than 140 projects for this cycle of GSA’s Design Awards and received submissions in 20 categories, such as architecture, preservation, engineering, art, workplace environment, urban design, sustainability and construction.

“These award-winning projects illustrate the breadth of GSA’s work from the iconic courthouse to the high-tech laboratory. They have an important impact in their communities and are a valuable legacy for all Americans,” said GSA’s Public Buildings Commissioner F. Joseph Moravec.

The list of 16 honor award and citation winners includes the forensic science and fire research laboratories for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives in Beltsville, Md.; the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, and a number of courthouses across the nation.

This presentation of the 2004 GSA Design Awards marks a special milestone as well: It is the 10th anniversary of GSA’s Design Excellence program.

The following is a complete list of 2004 GSA Design Award winners:

Honor Awards:

On the Boards

Federal Building
San Francisco, California


Robert F. Kennedy
Department of Justice Federal Building
Washington D.C.
Heery/Tishman, A Joint Venture
Burt Hill Kosar Rittleman
Page Conservation Inc.
Gilbane Building Company

Construction Excellence

United States Courthouse
Seattle, Washington
J.A. Jones/Absher Construction Company, Joint Venture



United States Courthouse
Hammond, Indiana
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Architects LLP
Browning Day Mullins
Dierdorf Architects

Architecture/Interior Design

United States Courthouse
Seattle Washington


ATF National Laboratory Center
Beltsville, Maryland
Kallmann McKinnell & Wood
Architects, Inc.
The Whiting–Turner Contracting Company

On the Boards

United States Courthouse
Buffalo, New York
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

United States Courthouse
El Paso, Texas
Antoine Predock Architect PC

United States Port of Entry
Del Rio, Texas
Charles Rose Architects Inc.


United States Courthouse
and Federal Building
Phoenix, Arizona
Thomas Phifer and Partners
Gould Evans Associates


United States Courthouse
Erie, Pennsylvania
DPK&A Architects/Kingsland Scott
Baue Associates, A Joint Venture


River of Light
United States Courthouse
Wheeling, West Virginia
Mikyoung Kim

First Impressions

Richard Bolling Federal Building
Kansas City, Missouri
BNIM Architects

Graphic Design

World War II Memorial Book
Washington, D.C.
Cox & Associates

Construction Excellence

United States and Canada
Shared Border Station
Sweet Grass, Montana/Coutts, Alberta
Abide International, Inc.

World War II Memorial
Washington, D.C.
Joint Venture

For additional information on GSA's Design Excellence program, visit Design Excellence and the Arts.

Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13