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The Public Architects (PA) Committee promotes excellence in public architecture and enhances the role of the public architect as an essential element in the planning, design, construction, and management of public facilities. Join us!

Resources for Public Architects

By Brian D. McLaren AIA, CAE posted 12-31-2017 00:00

  

The Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

The Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings was created through the joint efforts of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA). It is a collection of information created by experts from various states across the country that are currently implementing green building programs based on LEED.

Also see Leonardo Academy Sustainability Reports.

Public Architecture Online Resources and Databases

Looking for great examples of public architecture? Check out this resource.
Interested in contributing? Please contact publicarchitects@aia.org.

Facility Performance Evaluation (FPE) Guidance Document for Public Facilities

This guidance document was written in partnership with National Association of State Facilities Administrators  (NASFA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with contributions from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). There are several NASFA member states currently engaged in performing Facility Performance Evaluations (FPE) of their facilities.
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Ohio Qualified Based Selection Manual

A guide to selecting the highest qualified architecture/engineering firm. The most important element of any construction project is its design. The quality of design is the single most important factor in determining a project’s “life-cycle cost” — the initial cost of construction plus the long-term cost for operation and maintenance. Download Guide

Ohio Qualifications-Based Selection Facilitator

As the name implies, Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) is a process in which the project owner evaluates and ranks interested design professionals on the basis of their qualifications and experience. Download Guide

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