General Services Administration Public Building Service Commissioner Bob Peck has been honored with this year’s American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.
The award recognizes the role of elected officials, public administrators, and institutional leaders who through laws, policies, or advocacy encourage the production of high-quality architecture, the agency said.
“The agency’s renowned Design Excellence [Program] would not have national impact without Bob’s unflagging support and vigilance,” wrote AIA Fellow Arthur Gensler, founder of the global architecture firm Gensler, in his letter nominating Peck for the honor. “Through it, he has made sure that America’s best architects are creating federal buildings. He is challenging these talents to do their best work.”