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Accessibility Starts with Access for All


Accessibility and universal design in architecture have always been a passion of mine. My brother, who has spina bifida, wanted to, and did, keep up with me on everything – much to my parents' chagrin. He taught me the value of universal design and…

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DEIA Strengthens the Public Buildings Service’s Mission


GSA supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). We were able to discuss DEIA with PBS’s Deputy Commissioner Allison Azevedo. Q: Why is DEIA important? A: I think the best ideas are generated from a diverse thought base…

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GSA Commemorates Preservation Month 2017


During Preservation Month each May, GSA celebrates our historic buildings and the important ongoing roles they play in the growth of our nation. These 487 courthouses, laboratories, agency headquarters, inspection stations, office buildings, and custom…

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Serving the American people since 1949


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), established by President Harry S. Truman in 1949, has been delivering the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services, to the federal government and American people for more than 67 years.…

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Creative federal projects celebrated during GSA design awards


Federal buildings are more than just brick and mortar symbols of the government. They act as economic catalysts in communities across the nation, providing jobs, vitality and public space for the American people.Last week, GSA and its partners honored 18…

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Renovation of Toledo’s federal courthouse continues plans for development


Having our investments in federal buildings and courthouses support a community’s economic development is a priority for the U.S. General Services Administration. It’s our responsibility to think broadly about the important role federal assets…

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Improved long term leases provide value for customers and taxpayers


GSA’s mission is to provide the best value in real estate to government and to the American people. We currently manage an inventory of more than 374 million square feet of space. Approximately half of this is leased space, comprising more than 8…

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-23