Public Buildings

"It's hard to create a space that will not attract people,
what is remarkable, is how often this has been accomplished."
- William H. Whyte

The buildings that house our post offices, courthouses, government agencies, and libraries are often grand but uninviting. They can also be a stage where friends meet, celebrations are held, and economic and cultural exchanges build a sense of community.


Public buildings are at their best when they not only are active community places in their own right, but when they form part of a larger civic district. PPS helps institutions develop partnerships and activities that bring those shared civic spaces to life.


Cynthia Nikitin