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Victoria Hartke, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration is undertaking renovations of federally-owned buildings across the country. The modernized structures will save money, in part by reducing energy and water consumption. Locally, the agency has completed a makeover of the Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland. The once homely behemoth has gotten more than a face-lift. Victoria Hartke, director of the Office of Leasing at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, spoke about the renovation with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Victoria Hartke , GSA , PBS , Parklawn Building , federal drive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 01:09pm EDT
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State Department opens doors to historic treasure trove

Every summer, the State Department closes its Diplomatic Reception Rooms to allow conservators to clean and repair the pieces in its extensive collection of historic artifacts. The rooms will reopen to the public on Sept. 9.

Tags: State Department , Diplomatic Reception Rooms , Marcee Craighill , diplomacy , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 03:11pm EDT

Capitol's historic dome set for 2-year renovation

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Thursday - 12/26/2013, 07:10pm EST

Behind the Scenes: Diplomatic Reception Rooms

For several weeks each August, the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are closed to the public to allow conservators to repair and renovate the collection of historic objects. The rooms, which hosted more than 800 events last year, serve as a backdrop to State's diplomatic efforts. (Read related story.)

Tags: State , Marcee Craighill , Diplomatic Reception Rooms , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 05:25pm EDT

Commerce renovation project called 'precedent setting'

The Commerce Department has big plans for its headquarters in downtown Washington, and it could lead a revolution in public-building planning.

Tags: Commerce , Bill Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , federal drive , workforce , Michael OConnell

Monday - 04/09/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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Agencies share strategies for upgrading facilities

Our Federal Drive Discussion this month looks at what goes into planning facility upgrades. Guests include George Jakabcin from TIGTA and Lou Williams from GSA.

Tags: best practices , BRAC , TIGTA , GSA , federal drive , Ruben Gomez , lou williams , George Jakabcin

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 11:51am EDT
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Prices decline on some home renovation items

Costs are down on granite sink-tops, porcelain sinks and custom cabinets.

Tags: remodeling , Michelle Basch

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 11:27am EDT