Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
e m p l oyees or members of the GSA National Register of Peer Professionals who are
private-sector practitioners of architecture, engineering, and the related design professions.
The Evaluation Board shall be composed five voting members:
One highly qualified regional GSA architect or a related regional GSA design professional.
One highly qualified regional GSA engineer.
One design professional from OCA.
One private-sector design professional chosen from the GSA National Register of Peer
Professionals by the Office of the Chief Architect Center for Design Excellence and the Arts.
One customer representative with both design and procurement expertise.
The GSA project manager may not be a member of the board.
Two advisors--one from GSA and the other from the customer (in the case of courthouses,
the customer representative should be from the National Administra t i ve Office of the
Courts or the AO's representative)--may participate in the review of submission materials
and observe Stage II interviews. The advisors may not be present during the A/E Evaluation
Board's deliberations or voting.
The GSA Selection Authority officially appoints the A/E Evaluation Board members.
For new construction and prospectus-level modernization and preservation projects,
the Selection Authority must obtain the concurrence of GSA's Chief Architect on the
appointment of board members.
Each board member and advisor must sign a "Conflict of Interest Acknowledgement" and
"Nondisclosure Agreement" before the activities of the board commence. No person may
serve as a board member or advisor if that person or any member of that person's family