Sample Interview Letter
and security systems, and show how it is qualified to master a program of this
complexity and sensitivity.
4. Sustainable Design
(Past Performance on Design and/or Proposed Methodology in Achieving
The government has a commitment to sustainable design and LEED certification.
Public buildings need to be at the forefront of sensitivity to the environment and set an
example for private-sector buildings. The lead designer-A/E team should address the
issue of sustainable design as it pertains to this project and its past work. Areas to be
specifically addressed include energy efficiency, indoor air quality, environmental safety,
materials recycling, water use/conservation, and construction waste management.
(Team Organization and Management, Geographic Location)
To provide the best possible service to the client, the lead designer-A/E team must
have the ability to work as a cohesive, efficient, communicative whole. The l e a d
designer-A/E team should demonstrate how it will organize the work, integrate client
input, and manage the design and documentation of the courthouse in a timely and
6. Commitment of Lead Designer
(Individual or Design Team)
GSA's Design Excellence Program is setting a new standard in design for public
buildings. This program can only be successful with a primary commitment of time
and energy from the lead designer. The lead designer-A/E team must indicate:
A process where the lead designer plays a substantive leadership role.
A quality control methodology for the design.
A primary commitment from the lead designer to this project.
Location and Schedule
The lead designer-A/E team interviews will take place at the GSA regional office at
ADDRESS. The entry/exit time for your lead designer-A/E team is TIME, DATE. The
presentation is limited to 45 minutes followed by a question and answer period of 30
minutes. The remaining 15 minutes will be allocated to introductions, set-up/break-down
of presentation aids, and final comments.
IF THERE IS A STAGE II CHARRETTE, INCLUDE THIS TEXT AND THE
"Charrette Information" DETAILS NOTED BELOW:
The interview evaluation criteria and information provided in the complete Standard
Form 330 will account for 60 percent of the overall Stage II ranking. The design charrette
will account for the remaining 40 percent of the overall lead designer-A/E team ranking.
The purpose of the design charrette is to further evaluate the design merits of each lead
designer-A/E team's "vision". The design charrette results will be calculated as part of
the Stage II rankings in the final evaluation of the lead designer-A/E team. The design
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