Appendix G: GSA Organizations and Resources
The following are the best GSA Public Buildings Service resources for technical, organizational, and project management advice
during project planning. All represent experts in the field, and all have Web-based resources and tools.
To access these resources directly, visit the home Web page for each organization and the PBS intranet site.
Office of Applied Science
Provides guidance on NEPA, sustainable design (LEED), and property management.
Provides key tools for project planning, including the NEPA Desk Guide and LEED Green Building Rating System.
Provides guidance on the application of P-100 with regard to GSA fire protection engineering and life safety requirements.
Provides guidance on the application of P-100 with regard to Codes to utilize for projects.
Serves as the liaison between GSA and Local Building Code and Fire Code Officials on fire protection and life safety issues.
Provides guidance on Workplace 20-20 and sponsors the Workplace 20-20 process for developing an integrated workplace.
Office of the Chief Architect
Border Station Center
Provides guidance on the management of the border station construction program, including strategic planning, budgeting,
benchmarking, and design guidance. The Border Wizard model is a key tool.
Center for Courthouse Programs
Provides guidance on all levels of development of courthouse projects between GSA and OMB, AOC and Congress and
serves as a liaison between all new courthouse projects.
Provides training for Project and Asset Managers regarding the latest U.S. Courts and U.S. Marshals requirements.
Provides benchmarks for Feasibility Studies and program submissions.
Center for Design Excellence and the Arts
Provides guidance on A/E and artist selections under the Design Excellence and Art in Architecture programs, which can help
shape project management strategies and budgets.
Manages National Peer Review program for projects in the design phase.
Provides such key tools as desk guides for Design Excellence and charrettes on special projects.