Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces is an invaluable book for property managers, developers, and anyone else who wants to evaluate and improve their lobbies, atriums, plazas, courtyards, and other public spaces.
Written and designed by PPS and the General Services Administration–the real estate arm of the federal government–the book is both a hands-on resource with on-site exercises and a handy reference tool full of ideas and inspiration.
This publication is free (shipping costs apply.) It can also be downloaded as free PDFs, in four major sections:
Why great places matter and what makes a good public space.
How to determine which aspects of a building’s public space need improvement, and which are performing well.
What improvements work in the short-, medium-, and long-term.
How to successfully put ideas into practice.