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|
|Public Buildings Service|| ||American Society of Landscape|
|U.S. General Services Administration|| ||Architects|