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GSA Awards 'First Impressions' Architecture and Landscape Contracts

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GSA# 10125

November 18, 2004
Contact: GSA Public Affairs Office (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON – In competitive bidding, six firms from around the nation won U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contracts to provide building and landscape architectural services to enhance existing federal building lobbies and landscape designs, as part of the First Impressions Program, GSA announced today.

Since its creation in 1998, GSA’s First Impressions Program has focused on building lobbies and landscapes, the portions of federal buildings that often shape a visitor’s first impression of federal government.

The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), five-year, $20 million architecture contracts were awarded in September to the following four small businesses, as qualified by the Small Business Administration:

  • Elliott + Associates Architects of Oklahoma City.
  • Huff + Gooden Architects of Charleston, S.C.
  • Pfau Architecture, San Francisco.
  • Joel Sanders Architect, New York, N.Y.

In its first-ever landscape architecture contracts, GSA awarded IDIQ, five-year, $12.5 million contracts to:

  • Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc. of Boston.
  • Rios Clementi Hale Studio of Los Angeles.

Information on the Public Buildings Service Design Excellence and First Impressions programs is available on this GSA website.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA comprises of 13,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in more than 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.

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