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Brian Carter

Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo

Design Excellence + New Civic Architecture in New York


Rockefeller Institute Forum, Nov. 17, 2009



New York State should implement an architectural design excellence program modeled after the federal government's, Carter urged at this forum. Through its program, the U.S. General Services Administration awards contracts for federal buildings to architects with "integrative designs" that consider factors such as operating costs, environmental concerns and community development, Carter said. In response, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner John C. Egan said such a statewide program would be possible, but would require legislation.

Carter's slide presentation
Video of Egan's presentation
Video of Question-and-Answer session following Carter and Egan's remarks