GSA Awards showcase the best in public architecture

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by Brianna Crandall — January 28, 2011—The U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) recognized on January 21 the best in public architecture and civilian federal workplaces at the 2010 GSA Design Awards in Washington, DC. GSA says this year’s 11 award winners showcase the federal government’s commitment to cutting-edge architectural design and its focus on sustainability.

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, MN Architecture and Interior Design Honors; Construction, Engineering, Landscape Architecture Citations
  • U.S. Land Port of Entry, Massena, NY Architecture and Art Citations
  • U.S. Land Port of Entry, Calais, ME Architecture Citation
  • Historic District of Columbia Courthouse, Washington, DC Preservation Citation
  • U.S. Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, IA Preservation Citation
  • Federal Parking Garage, San Juan, Puerto Rico On-the-Boards Architecture Citation
  • U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, ME On-the-Boards Architecture Citation
  • Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, AZ On-the-Boards Architecture Citation
  • Peter W. Rodino Federal Building modernization, Newark, NJ On-the-Boards Engineering Citation
  • Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building modernization, Jackson, MS On-the-Boards Urbanism Citation
  • U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, CA On-the-Boards Urbanism Citation

Photos of some of the award-winning buildings are available on the GSA Web site.