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Design Excellence and the Arts Overview
The Design Excellence and the Arts Program is the center for GSA's advocacy of design quality and artistic expression. It establishes nationwide policies and procedures for selecting the finest and most appropriate architects and artists for GSA commissions. The program also implements rigorous review processes to produce facilities and civic artworks of outstanding quality and value. Under the auspices of the program, distinguished private-sector design professionals are appointed national peers by the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service to help GSA select lead designers and their architect/engineer teams, and critique concept designs as they are being developed. Publications, videos, exhibits, and other events, underwritten by the program, document the Design Excellence process and Design Excellence projects, significant commissions that add contemporary form and meaning to America's rich legacy of public architecture and art.
Last Reviewed 4/30/2008