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GSA's Peck Receives Henry Hope Reed Award from Notre Dame

Award recognizes GSA’s commitment to creating and preserving public architecture.

GSA # 10784

March 28, 2011
Marie-Alice Denis, 202-219-0965

Contact: MaryAnne Beatty, 202-501-0768

WASHINGTON – GSA Commissioner of Public Buildings Robert A. Peck is the recipient of the 2011 Henry Hope Reed Award presented by the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. The prestigious award is given to an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the traditional city, its architecture, and art through writing, planning, or promotion.

“Creating and preserving legacy public architecture is Bob Peck’s passion, and he’s been a leader in this movement for the last several decades,” said GSA’s Administrator Martha N. Johnson. “GSA, its customers, and the nation have been the beneficiary of his vision to create sustainable public architecture for future generations to enjoy.”

Peck has had an illustrious career in both the private and public sectors. As Commissioner of Public Buildings, a position he has held twice in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, Peck oversees a federal portfolio of 370 million square feet of space in federally owned and leased facilities, with an annual budget of more than $8.6 billion. This portfolio includes sustainable federal office buildings, courthouses, and land ports of entry designed and built by some of the most renowned architects in the country under GSA’s Design Excellence Program.

Peck has also served as managing director of commercial real estate broker Jones Lang LaSalle, where he advised corporations, government, and nonprofit institutions on real estate portfolio strategy. He has served as the president of the Washington Board of Trade and as a vice president at the American Institute of Architects.

Previous public-sector positions include chief of staff to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, as well as associate counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works. Peck also worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Federal Communications Commission.

The Reed Award is presented annually through the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, a national leader in incorporating the ideals of traditional and classical architecture into the task of modern urban development.


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