Lessons Learned from GSA Courthouses

Lessons Learned from GSA Courthouses

AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice, Portland, OR

NBBJ Managing Partner Steve McConnell and NBBJ Senior Associate Matthew Somerton present the insights generated from the design and delivery of the GSA’s first two competition-selected, design-build, Design Excellence courthouses in Bakersfield and Billings. The architects will focus on the innovations required in both design and process to achieve the goals of this new GSA delivery model. Learning objectives include:

1. Develop understanding of GSA Design-Build, Design Excellence Competition process.

2. Learn from built examples of integrated design and approach to Design Excellence.

3. Explore challenges and opportunities of high-performance courthouse projects.

4. Understand the challenges and opportunities for future projects.

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