SOM in the Press

Delicate Balance: Needs vs. Capital for Government Agencies

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Source: Building Design + Construction

...But the inescapable fact is that local, county, and state governments are strapped for cash, or limited by balanced-budget mandates, to where “we’re not seeing public building projects, such as police and fire departments, municipal office buildings, courthouses, libraries, and community centers advancing quickly enough to meet community needs,” says Joseph Ruocco, AIA, Associate Director and Senior Project Manager with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.


At the federal level, SOM is finding that government agencies—such as the State Department’s Overseas Building Operations, the GSA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command—have successfully secured project funding over the past few years.

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