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Partnering Charter between the United States General Services Administration and the American Society of Landscape Architects
 
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 Partnering Charter between the United States General Services Administration and the American Society of Landscape Architects 

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The United States General Services Administration (GSA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) mutually recognize the importance of providing high quality, efficient public buildings to leave a permanent and outstanding legacy of Federal architecture in communities across the Nation.

To this end, GSA and ASLA hereby adopt the following shared goals and objectives to:

  • Promote design excellence in all aspects of the Federal building program, thereby providing American citizens with outstanding, cost effective public buildings that are good neighbors and enhance their communities.
  • Partner with and educate ASLA members on GSA's Design Excellence Program.
  • Work toward a GSA membership program in ASLA.
  • Ensure a commitment to continuing communication between ASLA and GSA at all levels to further our mutual design objectives.
  • Share industry and government best practices and new approaches to design.
  • Promote use of state-of-the-art and cost effective design practices.
  • Promote sustainable development and environmental protection in the conduct of our business.
  • Promote uniform and efficient procurement and contract administration practices that use a qualifications-based contracting system to foster a fair, open, and competitive environment.
  • Advance team building among the participants in public design and construction projects.
  • Promote good faith and fair dealing as the foundation of relationships among the participants in public design and construction projects.

Agreed to this day
December 14, 2000

______________________________ _________________________
Robert A. Peck Leonard J. Hopper, FASLA
Commissioner President
Public Buildings Service American Society of Landscape
U.S. General Services Administration Architects
News Category   News Releases  
News Date  2000-12-14  
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