Design Excellence: Policies and Procedures

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Design Excellence Program is a proven method for producing high-quality, sustainable facilities. These interconnected policies and procedures deliver exceptional value to our partner agencies and local communities.

Since its launch in 1994, the Design Excellence Program has dramatically improved the performance and public benefit of the buildings under GSA’s jurisdiction, custody, and control.

This recent update to policies and procedures contains best practices for virtual and hybrid peer reviews, updated language to reflect the migration to, and more.

Design and Construction Excellence Polices and Procedures [PDF - 203 KB]

For more information, please contact

Last Reviewed: 2023-01-18