Program Development Study Phase
Development of trust and consensus through ongoing dialogue with all
Local historic preservation
groups yield an enormous
Coordination of design and construction activities, based on local knowledge,
amount of influence in many
customer agency and local input, and the process
communities, and they can
become great allies when
brought on board early. It is
never a good approach to
This task typically takes twenty-six (26) weeks and continues throughout the PDS
bring them on board late.
3.2 Affirm Program Goals
It is important to review and update the project goals identified in the Feasibility Study
in light of current conditions and to evaluate their impact on the construction budget
and Implementation Plan. Consider workplace performance goals, space requirements,
sustainable design and energy usage targets, updated security and seismic requirements,
compliance with historic preservation and environmental laws, and recommended
coordination with local plans (see Exhibit 5.4: PDS Deliverables).
Affirm program goals.
Use input from the customer agency, GSA, and outside stakeholders.
Provide specific targets.
Develop specific performance metrics or targets, as appropriate (e.g., LEED
rating goals, energy usage) to evaluate success, as goals are updated or confirmed.
Write goals carefully.
Ensure that goals are both sufficiently broad and appropriately detailed to guide
effective design directives.
Up-to-date goals for the project with sufficient detail to guide design directives
This task typically takes four (4) weeks.