During the spring and fall of 2003, dozens of GSA experts from around the country
provided the reviews and comments that became this Guide's voice. The
Site Selection Guide served as a model for this document, so much appreciation goes
to Gianne Conard and her Site Selection Task Force. Special thanks are also due
Curt Smith, who created early drafts of this Guide and lent his expertise throughout.
All told, more than 50 GSA associates--asset managers, architects, engineers, preser-
vation architects, estimators, project managers, and others--offered their expertise,
providing language for key topics and suggesting revisions in content and tone.
Regional experts supplied case studies, helped to clarify the message, and provided
the all-important connection between program intent and implementation. These
contributors included Dan Bailey, Curtis Berg, Debbie Bicker, Richard Bouchard,
Shirley Bozich, Donald Cobb, Tony Costa, Al DeLucia, Stephanie Downs,
Adel Eskander, Dave Frable, Lawrence Goldstein, Amy Hay, Camdon Hindes,
Richard Jobsky, Mike Lowell, Kin Moy, Bela Palfalvi, Ramon Riesgo, Kevin Rothmier,
Denise Ryerkerk, Kelly Sarver-Lenderink, Abby Smith, Beth Smith, Terri Tarr,
Mark Velsey, Steve Wallace, and Joan Wissbaum. Vinita Canright, Myron Goldstein,
and Don Melcher were especially thorough in their assessments and advice.
Here in Washington DC, experts addressed every program area that impacts the
Capital Program. Contributors included Caroline Alderson, Paul Andrade,
Rob Andrukonis, Wade Belcher, Jim Bergdahl, Gilbert Delgado, Marilyn Farley,
Bruce Hall, Susan Harrison, Don Horn, Casey Jones, David Jordan,
Cathy Kronopolus, Charles Matta, Frances Mazarella, Greg Segal, Les Shepherd,
Bryan Steverson, Ivan Swain, Mary Shearill-Thompson, and Bayard Whitmore.
Taylor Lednum, Catherine Slye and Alicia Weber were gracious in helping
with images. Finally, a big thanks goes to Mary Ann Lasch, of Gensler, who helped
bring this all together with tremendous patience and professionalism.
The Guide's intent was to compile and share the combined wisdom of the GSA
associates who influence our agency's Capital Program. It is my hope that this Guide
does them justice, recognizing and supporting them and the great work that they
do in shaping our federal legacy.
Frank Giblin, AICP
Office of the Chief Architect