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GSA's Northwest/Arctic Region Public Affairs Office, located in Auburn, Washington, issues media releases and advisories to provide the news media and public with important information on GSA projects and activities within the four states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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GSA breathes new life into The Pioneer Courthouse

Picture of the front of the Pioneer Courthouse, Portland OR

The Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon, underwent a $1.7 million exterior restoration project that finished on-budget, on-time and brought the 142-year building some new life in an ever-thriving and growing downtown core. Read more >>

GSA transforms e-waste into opportunity for rural school children

Picture of students and teachers at Winlock school district with donated computers received through the computers for learning program. From left: Jordan Nichols, Teacher Carmen Parkison, Ella Joy Muir-Owen, and Axel Myers work on laptops donated by GSA

The new year dawned much brighter for students and teachers in the Winlock School District thanks to General Services Administration (GSA) and the GSA Computer for Learning (CFL) program. GSA’s information technology (IT) donation to the tiny rural Washington State school district completely revamped their IT capability right before Christmas, when the Winlock janitor packed his truck like Santa’s sleigh to transport an estimated $130,000 of equipment from the GSA Northwest/Arctic Region’s Headquarters in Auburn, Washington. Read more >>

Bruno Kelpsas Named Regional Administrator of GSA’s Northwest Arctic Region

Bruno Kelpsas is sworn in by Chaun Benjamin

GSA announced the appointment of Bruno Kelpsas to serve as the regional administrator of GSA’s Northwest Arctic Region, effective January 2, 2018.


Pioneer Courthouse gets needed makeover

Pioneer Courthouse, Portland, OR, with exterior scaffolding and construction fencing partially around the building

GSA Northwest/Arctic Region began construction on an exterior restoration project of the 142-year-old Pioneer Courthouse located in downtown Portland, Oregon. The exterior improvement project will help preserve the oldest existing federal building in the Pacific Northwest and second oldest west of the Mississippi.


Chihuly gifts GSA iconic Tacoma Union Station art

Picture of American Flag and GSA Star Mark Flag inside the Tacoma Union Station, backdrop is the Chihuly glass and Tacoma Union Station Dome

In a sweeping gesture of generosity, and an eye toward honoring Dale Chihuly’s hometown, he and his wife Leslie formally gifted five art installations inside the Tacoma Union Station building to the U.S. General Services Administration in a January 25 ceremony.


GSA associates help Portland’s women step up into a new life

Photo of SayraNearly 200 women in the Portland Community have reason to step confidently into their next job interview thanks to the leadership and generosity of GSA Northwest/Arctic Region employees and their federal tenants.


Portland's Grande Dame... A Star Attraction

When you step through her doors, you are surrounded by the precious treasures that characterize her grace and style. She, like many ladies of her day exudes a quietly elegant demeanor touched with the gracious warmth of a true Grande Dame. She is a star—Portland’s symbol of progress in her day—built on the cusp of the depression; The Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse.


GSA Celebrates James A. Redden U.S. Courthouse Centennial

GSA, along with the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, and Mayor Gary Weeler, will celebrate the 100th birthday of the James A. Redden U.S. Courthouse at 310 W 6th Street in Medford, Oregon, on Thursday, May 5. The public celebration will include an open house from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


GSA's Edith Green Federal Building Receives Prestigious AIA Sustainable Design Award

GSA's Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building located at 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR, is the honored recipient of the Top Ten Plus award by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE). In its fourth year, the award recognizes one past AIA COTE Top Ten Project Award recipient which has quantifiable metrics that demonstrate the true impact the sustainable design has achieved. The project, designed by SERA Architects, Inc. and Cutler Anderson Architects was selected in 2014 as a recipient of the AIA/COTE Top Ten Project Award program.


Hurff Ackerman Saunders Federal Building wins LEED Silver

Congratulations -- Hurff Ackerman Saunders Federal Building wins LEED Silver. The Federal Building is one of only seven buildings in Alaska with a LEED EB certification and GSA’s first Alaska LEED EB building!


Energy-Saving Improvements To Federal Building In Oregon Deliver $778,075 in Tax Credits

The General Services Administration's Northwest/Arctic Region has received a $778,075 tax credit from the Oregon Department of Energy for energy-saving improvements made at the recently renovated Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (EGWW). The Oregon Department of Energy offers the Business Energy Tax Credit to organizations who invest in energy conservation, recycling, renewable energy resources, and less-polluting transportation fuels.


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