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GSA Recognizes the Best in Public Architecture

Design Award Winners Showcase Federal Government’s Commitment to Sustainable and Innovative Design

GSA # 10700

January 21, 2011
Contact: MaryAnne Beatty, (202) 501-0768

Marie-Alice Denis, (202) 219-0965

WASHINGTON –Today, the U.S. General Service Administration recognized the best in public architecture and civilian federal workplaces at the 2010 GSA Design Awards in Washington, D.C. This year’s 11 award winners showcase the federal government’s commitment to cutting-edge architectural design and its focus on sustainability.

“GSA is working hard to change the look and feel of federal buildings,” said GSA Administrator Martha N. Johnson. “We are making the investments now to save energy and taxpayer money in the future. The winning projects mark not just innovation in design, but also, rapid progress toward our nation’s sustainability goals.”

The biennial GSA Design Awards celebrate the best federal civilian workplaces, including land ports of entry, federal courthouses, and office buildings. The winners are selected by a jury of private sector design and building professionals.

“Through collaboration with some of the best architects and engineers in the country, we are creating a welcoming and sustainable federal presence in communities across the country,” said GSA Commissioner of Public Buildings Robert A. Peck. “GSA’s Design Awards celebrate the energy and creativity of everyone who works tirelessly to deliver the best in public architecture."

The 2010 GSA Design Award winners are:

• U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn. – Architecture and Interior Design Honors; Construction, Engineering, Landscape Architecture Citations
• U.S. Land Port of Entry, Massena, N.Y. – Architecture and Art Citations
• U.S. Land Port of Entry, Calais, Maine – Architecture Citation
• Historic District of Columbia Courthouse, Washington, D.C. – Preservation Citation
• U.S. Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Preservation Citation
• Federal Parking Garage, San Juan, Puerto Rico – On-the-Boards Architecture Citation
• U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine – On-the-Boards Architecture Citation
• Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Ariz. – On-the-Boards Architecture Citation
• Peter W. Rodino Federal Building modernization, Newark, N.J. – On-the-Boards Engineering Citation
• Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building modernization, Jackson, Miss. – On-the-Boards Urbanism Citation
• U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, Calif. – On-the-Boards Urbanism Citation

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